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GMHC to Open New Headquarters on July 10

World's First HIV/AIDS Organization Upgrades Office Space to New Midtown Manhattan Location to Better Serve Clients and Grow Programming
6.26.2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 | CubB@gmhc.org
Krishna Stone I 212-367-1016 I KrishnaS@gmhc.org

 

New Address: 307 West 38th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2018)--Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will open its new, state-of-the-art New York City headquarters on Tuesday, July 10.

The new office space, located at 307 West 38th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) in Midtown Manhattan, is strategically laid out to enhance GMHC's work, which ranges from HIV/AIDS care services, prevention education programs, research, and public policy advocacy.

 
This move will also make the agency's lifesaving services even more accessible to its more than 13,000 clients living with or affected by HIV and AIDS, as the new location is situated near major transportation hubs and subway lines at both 34th and 42nd Streets.
 
"GMHC continues to grow to serve the needs of our clients and all New Yorkers. Ensuring that our space best meets the needs of our community-especially those most in need of our services, including both HIV-negative and HIV-positive people-is a top priority," said GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. "We're excited to relocate our headquarters to a more central, accessible location that will also better accommodate our operations and the services we offer. Our new offices have an efficient, welcoming layout, enhancing our work toward ending the AIDS epidemic. We also want to thank Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the New York City Council and our Council Member, for helping to facilitate this move."
 
The new, 110,000-square-foot space occupies six floors of the building (floors 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8) and will house GMHC's current programming-and be flexible enough to allow for future growth. (GMHC's David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education, whose staff in 2016 administered more than 4,300 HIV tests, will remain in its existing location at 224 West 29th Street.)
 
As in the current headquarters, the new space will feature:
  • the Peter Krueger Dining Room, which serves clients hot lunches four days a week and dinner on Friday evenings;
  • the Keith Haring Food Pantry Program;
  • the Terry Brenneis Hub for Long-Term Survivors:
  • counseling, wellness, and group meeting rooms;
  • the SUNY client computer lab;
  • facilities for workforce development and legal counseling;
  • substance use and mental health services;
  • office space for GMHC staff;
  • a dedicated entry for GMHC staff, clients, guests, supporters, and other visitors; and
  • much more.
The past year has been a major period of growth for GMHC. In addition to opening state-licensed mental health and substance use clinics, the agency entered into a strategic partnership with ACRIA, a leading HIV research and education nonprofit, whose staff and programs have moved into GMHC's offices. Through the partnership, GMHC is working to scale up a number of its current services, creating a new kind of center of excellence that will offer an increased capacity for prevention and education services, program research and evaluation, and advocacy. The partnership will also help both organizations raise their national profiles.
 
The move also comes at a time when GMHC continues to set the benchmark for what a direct services organization can be. On December 1, 2017--World AIDS Day--GMHC was named one of just three gold winners of the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which recognize all aspects of nonprofit management. The award was given by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York after an extensive nine-month review process by a 29-member selection team.
 
GMHC has been operating at 446 West 33rd Street in Manhattan's Far West Side since 2010.
 
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About Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.