Support for Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Community
Your Support Helped to Provide Financial Assistance, Housing Navigation, and Pride to Our Local Community
Did you know that your patronage of Circle Care Center supports programs both locally and abroad? Read more below about World Health Clinicians’ partnership with Triangle Community Center, Fairfield County’s LGBTQ community center.
World Health Clinicians (WHC) first began its relationship with Triangle Community Center in 2013 by offering the organization an annual $50,000 grant to hire its first executive director. In the past five years, WHC has maintained this grant and added three additional grants to its support of TCC, including funding for its case management program, support groups, and new drop-in center location. WHC contributed more than $300,000 of funding to TCC in 2018 to honor these commitments.
In 2018, TCC held over 375 programs making nearly 2000 contacts with individuals. Programs include peer support groups, youth groups, drop-in center, social groups, volunteer meetings, and special events.
Significantly, in the same year, Circle Care Center (CCC) once again served as presenting sponsor at Pride in the Park, Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Pride festival, organized by TCC. Thanks to CCC’s support, Pride in the Park welcomed nearly 4,500 guests to a family-friendly event with internationally-known entertainers, gift vendors, and nonprofit resources.
WHC’s partnership with TCC has had a real-world impact on the lives of TCC’s clients. As TCC serves the LGBTQ community, a community that faces higher rates of homelessness, underemployment, and other stressors than its peers, the two agencies were able to provide:
- Free year-round food pantry support for 75 people
- More than $5000 distributed in direct assistance to assist with updating documents and other needs.
- Case management support for more than100 clients in 2018, assisting with housing, updating documents, employment, and navigation to LGBTQ-competent services.
"TCC is proud to work with Circle Care Center. Together we provide care in people's everyday lives-- from health, to housing, to employment, to education." – Irene Tsikitas, LMSW, Deputy Director, TCC
About World Health Clinicians
World Health Clinicians (WHC) was founded in January 2011 and is the parent organization of CIRCLE CARE Center and HIV Equal. The mission of WHC is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing worlds through treatment, patient advocacy, assistance, and education.
About CIRCLE CARE Center
Circle Care Center (CCC) was founded on January 1, 2011, and is a division of World Health Clinicians. CCC is located in Norwalk, CT alongside its URAC-accredited specialty pharmacy (Circle Care Center Pharmacy). CCC provides primary care, sexual health services, HIV treatment, STI testing and treatment, LGBTQ healthcare, and mental health services. CCC was part of the strategy to unite MFAP (lower Fairfield County's Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS Service Organization) and Triangle Community Center (TCC - Fairfield County's LGBT Community Center) together under one roof to better serve the local HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities in Southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding areas.