ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany Damien Middle celebrated World AIDS Day at its ribbon slicing ceremony on Friday.
The brand new, 26,000 sq. ft. constructing homes 22 individuals with HIV who wrestle with homelessness.
The Albany Damien Middle offers packages that serve greater than four hundred individuals yearly. The state of affairs for many who make the most of the middle and its packages may be drastically totally different if it weren’t in place.
“If an individual doesn’t have housing, they don’t have entry to medical care,” Albany Damien Middle Exec. Dir. Perry Junjulas stated. “For them, it’s 1980. They’re not going to outlive this illness.”
The earlier location was destroyed in a fireplace over 4 years in the past. The brand new middle formally reopened on November 6.
These in attendance included Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.