About Us

Welcome to the Acacia Network!

In the sixties and seventies young, visionary Puerto Rican men and women who were part of the Puerto Rican Diaspora dedicated their lives to creating a better place to live for the Latino New York community. They succeeded in building culturally responsive housing, social service and health care systems that became the foundation for New York State and Acacia Network. We honor our founders by continuing their vision of integrated health and housing programs, and by reinvesting in communities through innovative programming, employment opportunities and affordable housing ownership.The Network is committed to preserving Latino community based organizations that have been their communities’ backbone since the late 1960s.

We have developed a unique model that creates economy of scale while securing these organizations rightful place and identity in the community. Our strength emanates from the contributions of so many past and present Latino leaders. Together with our diverse leadership and staff team our future is bright. Our employees embody the highest degree of dedication rooted in the Acacia values of excellence, commitment, leadership, and customer service. Our professional expertise, positive outcomes, and proven credibility ensure that we continually provide high quality care.

Acacia Network’s Board of Directors represent the finest community leaders in healthcare administration, nonprofit management, community advocacy, government relations, community advocacy, government relations, law, and public policy. We are confident that you will find the ACACIAANSWERS: program, and the bilingual website rich with easy, ready to use answers on health, wellness, housing and education.

Welcome to Acacia!

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Raul Russi,
Chief Executive Officer