Saturday, May 25th 2013
We are proud of our history of continually striving to provide more and better services to the clients and communities we serve. Below is a brief history of our growth as an organization.
Farano Center for Children opens as the first residential program for children with HIV/AIDS in New York State.
HIV/AIDS Task Force forms in the Diocese of Albany at the request of Bishop Howard Hubbard
Logo developed for Diocesan HIV/AIDS Ministries that is still being used by Catholic Charities AIDS Services
Established the Office of HIV/AIDS Ministries and Rev. Bernard Turner is appointed its director
Permission granted to begin to apply for outside funding to support a paid staff person
Printing of The Beacon, a Newsletter of Catholic Charities HIV/AIDS Ministries, begins
Rev. John Lysogorski is appointed to the Office of HIV/AIDS Ministries
COBRA case management services established in Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer and Montgomery Counties
The Transportation for the Sick Program moves to Diocesan AIDS Services
Director of HIV/AIDS Ministries resigns
Karen Lacquidera-Dickinson acts as Director of Diocesan HIV/AIDS Ministries
First Strategic Plan completed
Contract with Albany Medical College to deliver mental health counseling through a Title IV contract
Agency hires first Executive Director
Agency operations moves to the administrative offices at 100 Slingerland Street
First Fiscal Director hired
Agency renews its membership as a member agency of the National Catholic AIDS Network (continued through 2007, when NCAN folded)
AIDS Services begins to provide services at the Center for Community Collaboration in Arbor Hill
Board of Directors created
Subcontract with Albany Medical College for mental health counseling ends
Position of Program Director created
Awarded CAP-CR grant to provide tuition assistance to summer camps for clients' children.
COBRA Case Management services begin in Delaware/Otsego/Schoharie counties
COBRA Case Management services expand to include Schenectady County through a partnership with Schenectady Family Health Services
Begin providing Title IV case management to women, women with children and men under 24 years of age through a subcontract with Albany Medical Center
The first Celebrate the Harvest fund raising event is held in Saratoga
Albany Case Management staff co-locate at the Albany Damien Center
Title IV contract with Albany Medical College ends.
Exploration of syringe exchange program begins
Transition of new Executive Director
Position of Program Supervisor refilled after vacancy since 2005
Subcontract awarded by Albany Medical College to conduct case finding outreach as part of a Title IV grant.
First rotation of Board members off the board and by-laws created to re-establish term limits
Agency is awarded funds from the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute to implement a Syringe Voucher Program.
Schenectady Office moves to 520 Hegeman Street and is joined by the Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council and Catholic Charities of Schenectady County's Wheels to Work Program.
Albany Case Management moves out of Damien Center.
Project Safe Point implemented in February 2008.
Development of a Syringe Exchange Program begin with an award of funds from CAP-CR and a NY Legislative initiative grant
Columbia/Greene county case management services moves operations to Albany office.