History

History

Since its inception in 1970, APM has worked to implement and maintain initiatives in the areas of behavioral health; affordable housing options; home ownership; substance abuse treatment for adults; support services for families and individuals; head start, day care services, early intervention and child welfare.

APM was founded by a group of Puerto Rican Vietnam veterans who returned from the war and found that their own community was in need. The name Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (Association of Puerto Ricans on the Move) reflects the spirit of activism and emerging political consciousness of the Puerto Rican community during that time.

APM incorporated as a non-profit on September 9, 1971, and has since grown from a staff of five housed in a storefront on Germantown Avenue, to a broad network of social services offered throughout Philadelphia. APM is a bilingual/bicultural organization that employs close to 300 professionals.

As our community continues to grow, and our clients reflect the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods, we will continue to evolve and respond to the community’s needs.

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