Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GMHC Moves to its New Home

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GMHC, the Nation's Oldest AIDS Service Organization, Moves to New Home;
Expanding Services for New Yorkers Affected by HIV/AIDS
 
What:
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  
 
Who: 
Marjorie Hill, PhD, GMHC's Chief Executive Officer, will be joined by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Senator Thomas Duane, Comptroller John Liu, Assembly Members Richard Gottfried and Micah Kellner, Council Member Danny Dromm, leadership of community-based organizations, donors and clergy. 
 
When:
Friday, April 29, 2011
9:00 am sharp
 
Where:
GMHC's new home
446 West 33rd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
In front of the new entrance
(If it rains, the ceremony will be held inside the new lobby.)
 
Why: 
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) has moved to a new and expanded home consisting of 165,000 square feet of redesigned and renovated space at 446 West 33rd Street.   GMHC is expanding its wide range of services for nearly 11,000 New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS.  These services include health and nutrition education, legal, housing and mental health support, vocational training and case management.  With a new state-of-the-art kitchen and larger dining room, hot meals will be served to more clients.  The Keith Haring Food Pantry Program will increase its capacity to provide grocery bags and nutrition counseling to more people in need.
 
The new location will enable GMHC to expand its services to meet the growing and complex needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS.  In this 30th year of the epidemic, HIV continues to rise at alarming rates--locally and nationally--particularly among women, African Americans, Latinos and men who have sex with men. 
 
The HIV prevention and testing programs are being expanded in the new GMHC Center for HIV Prevention at 224 West 29th Street which will include a new youth leadership-development program.   The new Center for HIV Prevention is scheduled to open May 31.
 
Interviews, photo opportunities, and facilities tour will be available on site.  
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GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.  We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City.  We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.gmhc.org.

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