Welcome to the MOCHA Center

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer) people of color need space to network, socialize and address the various health issues faced around this region. The MOCHA Center exists to meet those needs.

The MOCHA Center serves Rochester and Buffalo through our two locations. Our spaces host community events, offer supportive services to those in need, provide a link to PrEP (a life-saving HIV prevention medication), perform free HIV testing and sex education, and distribute free safer sex tools like condoms and lube to the community.

Through our partnerships with area healthcare establishments like Trillium Health, Erie County STD Clinic, Youth Link, Evergreen Health, and Erie County Medical Center, we are able to link our community members to friendly, affordable care.

Although we focus on LGBTQ communities of color, we welcome ALL here, Every Voice has Value. 


189 N. Water Street, Suite 1 Rochester, NY 14604 Testing Hours: Monday- Thursday 12:30- 7:00 p.m. Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.

189 N. Water Street, Suite 1
Rochester, NY 14604
585-420-1400 (Rochester)

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday                              9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1092 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14209
716-852-1142 (Buffalo)

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday           11:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday                                    9:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.

Food Pantry Hours

New client intake : Wednesday & Thursday – 11:00 a.m.
Pantry distribution : Wednesday & Thursday 12:00-3:00 p.m.

New clients must have a referral from a recognized HIV- Related agency, or live in the 14209 zip code with proof of income, address, and I.D. for everyone in the household. Any specific questions can be answered by call 716- 852-1142 addressed to Brian Procknal.


**Please call either office for additional testing