The MOCHA Center is a Western New York 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Buffalo and Rochester. Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Communities of Color.
In 1996, the Men of Color Health Awareness Project emerged as an organization that specifically addressed HIV/AIDS health concerns that were affecting Black and Latino gay men. We have grown into the MOCHA Center that now provides prevention programs, support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, advocacy, capacity building, and much more. Our reach has also expanded to people of color, youth, women, and transgender communities. All of our services are conducted in a culturally sensitive manner, which is both confidential and non-judgmental.
Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of LGBT communities of color.
Every Voice Has Value
Why Do We Exist? For many, the MOCHA Center is a “home,” “place to explore gender and sexual identity,” and a “voice for the community.” We feel that “Every Voice Has Value” captures the essence of the MOCHA Center as an agency that values all voices in LGBT Communities of Color.