Damien Center's new location now open to help people with HIV/AIDS

December 01, 2017 06:47 PM

ALBANY - After fire destroyed their headquarters four years ago, Albany's Damien Center, which serves those affected by HIV and AIDS, cut the ribbon on their new home Friday -- which was also "World AIDS Day."

The new location at 728 Madison Avenue will house programs that serve over 400 people with HIV and AIDS every year. It will also provide supportive housing to 22 people who have been deemed chronically homeless.

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Restoration of the 26,000 square foot building cost more than $5 million.

"For us, this begins a new chapter - a new beginning of creating a community where people with HIV and AIDS achieve their desired potential and are respected as coworkers, neighbors and friends while striving for an HIV free generation," explained Perry Junjulas, the executive director of the Damien Center.

Residents of the new Damien Center will move in next week.

The new center helped create 23 new jobs supporting their programs.


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