Monthly Archives: August 2015

THE MOCHA CENTER & TRILLIUM HEALTH JOIN FORCES

MOCHA-announcement_FB

The Board of Directors and leadership of Trillium Health are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to the Trillium Health family. The MOCHA Center, an organization deeply rooted in improving the health & wellness of LGBT communities of color, and Trillium Health, a community health center committed to LGBT health with a legacy of caring for those impacted by HIV/AIDS, are becoming one!

With a history of a shared allegiance, The MOCHA Center and Trillium Health have collaborated together for years. We each have similar missions and programs, and importantly share a culture of compassion for the people we serve.

Stanley Byrd, current board president and founding father of The MOCHA Center says “the pooling of resources between The MOCHA Center and Trillium Health will provide a broader reach to underserved communities as well increase the level of services and outreach.  The merger also creates for the community a continuum of services and care that neither organization could accomplish alone.”

This merger comes at a crucial time as HIV infection rates continue to disproportionately affect communities of color, especially young men of color. Leaders of both organizations are committed to preserving the unique and specialized care the community, patients and clients receives from the MOCHA Center. Programs are well- established and respected and will remain intact. Our community will continue to receive the consistent care they have come to expect from the MOCHA Center.

The MOCHA Center ‘brand’ – an established and well-respected identity – will remain intact.

“This merger will harness our individual strengths and combine them to transform and improve healthcare to the communities we serve throughout the greater Rochester region” said Andrea DeMeo, Trillium Health’s President and CEO. “We are excited to join our efforts with The MOCHA Center and expand on our engagement and outreach efforts in communities of color. And by joining forces, we’re able to broaden our current services Trillium Health affords our patients and consumers, as well.”

As one agency, our combined resources and staff talent will allow us to be ever more innovative as we strive to meet the continued needs of the communities we serve. We are excited about all the good that will come from our merger. We are confident that by joining forces we will be able to offer more services to those who need them most.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Ritzler (585) 210-4213, jritzler@trilliumhealth.org

Jason Roberts (585)315-2711, jroberts@trilliumhealth.org

Jasan Ward (585) 420-1400 x 107, jward@mochacenter.org

2015 Survey

The MOCHA Center, Inc. is conducting a survey in Rochester and Buffalo New York. This survey is designed to help The MOCHA Center assess its programs and services for LGBTQ Communities of Color as well as explore new ones. This survey is CONFIDENTIAL and available online from August 3, 2015 to August 31, 2015. While the survey asks personal questions and your opinions, it is an ANONYMOUS survey. Completing the survey serves as your consent and agreement for The MOCHA Center to utilize, analyze, and report aggregate findings. Please help us obtain as much feedback as possible by sharing this link with others who use or might use The MOCHA Center in Rochester and Buffalo New York.

ESTIMATED TIME: 5-10 minutes.

The MOCHA Center 2015 Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JM7DYSS

We thank you for your continued support of The MOCHA Center.

Bruce E. Smail, M.A.
Executive Director

Jasán M. Ward
Senior Director of Programs & Evaluation