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The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry, inspired by faith, empowers and affirms adults and children touched by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with community resources.

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown have been serving the Mahoning Valley for over 125 years. In 1993, four Ursuline Sisters began a prayer support group for adults infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS ministry now provides numerous services at three locations: the Ursuline Motherhouse and Educational Center in Canfield; Casa Madre, the children’s program site on Youngstown’s south side; and the Comprehensive Care Center in the Oak Hill Renaissance Place.


The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry consists of the following programs

**Support groups

**Pastoral visitation to homes, hospitals and prisons

**Patient advocacy and general support services

**Housing services, including an emergency shelter and a permanent supportive housing program for those who are HIV-positive and homeless

**A speaker’s bureau for presentations to professional, civic and church groups

**The Guardian Angel Café, a dinner/social event for the HIV community and their guests, where an average of 130 people are served each month 

**Angela’s Place, a non-food pantry of household items and personal supplies distributed to an average of 55 individuals and families each month

**A food pantry, from which is distributed approximately 180 bags of food each month

**Child and Family Services, primarily located at Casa Madre

**The Comprehensive Care Center, an adult and pediatric HIV clinic and service center providing HIV and related health care and both medical and psycho-social support services to over 200 patients

For more information contact:

Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
(330) 793-0434
4280 Shields Road
Canfield, OH  44406

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