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Founded during one global epidemic, St. Mary’s CARE Center is helping Long Beach’s LGBTQ community battle another

Founded during the AIDS epidemic of the mid-80s and early 90s, the CARE Center at St. Mary Medical Center was once squarely focused on helping HIV-positive patients survive the deadly disease. Today, helping patients in the LGBTQ community take care of their mental health, alleviating housing insecurity and prevention are at the core of its mission—and so is helping them escape the grasp of a new pandemic.