The MOCHA Center in Buffalo occupies two floors of an old school. The space that MOCHA occupies allows for confidential office space for client consultations and case management. Also, MOCHA Buffalo has a computer lab with 3 internet capable computers for consumers to use for research and job/school related activities.
The MOCHA lounge has comfortable chairs available for use while viewing a 36″ television. It has been used for presentations and for consumer relaxation.
Another plus related to a large floor plan is the ability to offer free Confidential (and Anonymous testing upon request) HIV Testing. These tests occur at the MOCHA facility every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. We bring in testers from the NYS Department of Health and from Project Reach to conduct these tests. An additional benefit is provided to those receiving a test – MOCHA provides a $5 money order incentive as our thanks for people taking the time to learn what their HIV status is.
All MOCHA administrative functions also occur in the Buffalo location. The office of the Executive Director and Finance Director are housed here. Additionally, all grant administration and program planning occur here.