Howard Brown celebrates milestones during annual meeting

Wed. March 25, 2015 9:56 AM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) celebrated a number of milestones during its 2015 annual meeting held Monday at its flagship Brown Elephant location in Lakeview. 

From a new innovative PrEP program to opening the new Brown Elephant flagship store at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave., to the completion of an exam room expansion, Howard Brown Health Center hit some pretty amazing milestones in 2014, according to President and CEO David Munar.

As part of the annual meeting, Munar outlined plans for 2015, which includes securing a permanent home for Broadway Youth Center (BYC). The center is currently based in the basement of Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington Ave., with new plans to move BYC into the second floor of HBHC's main facility at 4025 N. Sheridan Rd. 

Additional announcements at the meeting included a new sliding scale for fees for clients who utilize HBHC's STI/HIV walk-in clinic testing; an on-site legal clinic; a "make-over" for the Andersonville Brown Elephant Resale store; and research work done in conjunction with Lurie Children's Hospital. A fundraiser Halloween party will also take place in October.

"We're on a solid path towards future growth," said Munar. HBHC serves about 27,000 patients annually. That also now includes close to 2,000 trans clients.

Video coverage via Windy City Times