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Chase Brexton Health Care Hosts Grand Opening of LGBT Health Resource Center

LGBT Health Resource Center offers information, training, and programming to LGBTQ individuals, families, and service providers.

WHEN: 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

1111 North Charles Street, 2 nd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

WHO:

Chase Brexton Health Care

LGBT Health Resource Center

WHAT:

Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting & VIP Reception

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/lhrcvip

BALTIMORE (September 15, 2015) -  The LGBT Health Resource Center (LHRC) of Chase Brexton Health Care establishes a safe space for LGBTQ individuals and their families to access information about accepting and competent service providers that help enhance quality of life. The LHRC functions as an information clearinghouse, a space for education and training and it develops community-based programming that adapts to the needs of LGBTQ individuals in the region.

Chase Brexton Health Care's grand opening will showcase the LHRC's function as a central clearinghouse for guiding individuals to health care providers, housing information, legal resources and other available assets in the community. Individuals seeking services can access the LHRC by phone, web or in person at Chase Brexton Health Care's Mount Vernon location.

LHRC staff members provide training on LGBTQ medical, psychosocial and other health-related issues to health care experts outside of Chase Brexton Health Care and across the broader health service industry. This focused education is meant to ensure providers deliver affirming and welcoming care to patients who might not otherwise feel comfortable self-identifying to their provider or who might otherwise avoid seeking services for fear of discrimination.

In an effort to fill gaps in services and reduce health disparities facing the LGBTQ community, the LHRC is coordinating outreach programs that help identify and answer unmet needs in the region. The SAGECAP program is the first such effort. Working with SAGE (Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the LHRC has developed the Caring and Preparing program to support the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals as they provide informal caregiving to people in their lives. The program offers one-on-one and group counseling, caregiver support groups, educational seminars and future planning assistance for individuals seeking financial planning services, long-term care or other aging resources.

The VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting events lead up to National Coming Out Day on Sunday, October 11. Visit http://tinyurl.com/LHRCVIP to RSVP, or visit http://chasebrexton.org to learn more about the LGBT Health Resource Center.

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