About Us:

1001126_776341489062708_1649234440_nFounded in 1996, as the Men of Color Health Awareness Project, The MOCHA Center has been working to educate Black and Latino men in Rochester and Buffalo about HIV/AIDS for two decades.  The group shares a long history of partnership with Trillium Health, and now, the two have merged. Leveraging combined resources and expertise, we are working toward the goal of reducing HIV infections that disproportionately affect Black and Latino gay men.

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 communities of color and provide them a link to care and supportive services.


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.

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  1. I am planning a birthday party where we wish to donate proceeds to your organization. To whim may I speak to discuss and perhaps collaborate?

    1. Hi, Chris! Thank you for considering our organization as a potential recipient of your donation. If its not too late, please reach out to our Director of Development at 585-210-4232 or visit our donation website and designate your donation toward MOCHA. https://secure.qgiv.com/for/trihea/ — Thanks again for your comment!

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