Care center offers services for HIV patients

Aids and HIV care center in Youngstown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – There is a place here in the Valley where people living with AIDS and HIV can go for medical care, financial assistance or just someone to talk to who knows exactly what they’re going through.

With November being HIV and AIDS awareness across the country, directors of the area’s standalone facility to treat those with HIV are trying to spread the word now about their services.

The Comprehensive Care Center has been operating inside Oakhill Renaissance Place since 2001 offering not only medical and mental health care for those diagnosed as HIV positive but also a wide range of social programs as well.

“We will help people with housing, finding help with utility assistance. We also help people if they need job assistance. We try to help them find jobs,” said Clinic Director Teaquan Coper.

The facility, which is operated locally by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, has a patient base of about 250 sees roughly 50 patients a month.

For more information, click here or call Sr. Kathleen Minchin, Executive Director, (330) 793-0434 or Brigid Kennedy, Associate Director, (330) 792-7636.

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