Key policy analysts, program administrators, researchers and other health professionals gathered to address the impact stigma has in preventing individuals from NYC’s multi-cultural communities from receiving the care they need. Sponsored by members of the NYC Council and NYS Senate, this community forum brought together those who work on the front lines with NYC’s Asian, Latina, LGBTQ, immigrant and homeless populations as well as youth and the elderly who shared their perspective on how stigma is preventing those at-risk from seeking help; the causes and sources of that stigma (familial, cultural, societal, historical, etc.) and strategies that can be utilized on a program/service-delivery level and across our communities to reduce stigma and increase individual’s comfort/confidence in seeking help.