Persad Center

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities


Meet Our New Staff Members

PERSAD CENTER welcomes Chris Capato and Lori Fell

Posted December 17th, 2014
Chris Capato

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. 

Still Looking for An Exquisitely Designed Holiday Gift?

Good News! One More Opportunity to Shop at Riverside Design Warehouse!

Posted December 16th, 2014
Extra Day to Shop on December 18 at RDG

If you missed the recent Holiday Sale at Riverside Design Group warehouse, the team at Riverside is offering one more chance to shop on Thursday, December 18, 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Shopping at Amazon Now Benefits PERSAD

AmazonSmile Foundation donates to charities when you shop

Posted December 9th, 2014
Amazon logo

While Holiday Shopping – Select PERSAD CENTER as your designated charity.

Exquisite Design Gives Beauty to Plates With Purpose

Riverside Design Group Annual Holiday Sale benefits PERSAD • December 6 & 7

Posted December 3rd, 2014
Riverside Design Group staff

“I always said that if I could find a way to pay PERSAD CENTER back for the good work they do in the community, I would,” says Mary Irwin-Scott president and co-founder of Riverside Design Group (RDG).

Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation

World AIDS Day theme inspires hope and action

Posted November 18th, 2014
World AIDS Day is December 1, 2014

The vision for an “AIDS-Free Generation” is more than just the theme for the upcoming 26th annual World AIDS Day, it’s also a bold call for continuing diligence in the fight against a disease that still claims an estimated 2 million lives each year. 

A Month of Thanks and Giving

PERSAD CENTER announces matching gift program 

Posted October 30th, 2014
PERSAD announces matching gift program

Donations made to PERSAD CENTER during the month of November will be matched by our Board of Directors

Improving Health and Social Supports for LGBT Seniors

SAGE affiliates collaborate at national conference in Tulsa


Posted October 30th, 2014
PERSAD Senior Specialist Kathi Boyle with Serena Worthington, Director of National Filed Initiatives at SAGE

As the Western Pennsylvania affiliate for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) PERSAD CENTER is committed to addressing the needs of this growing population.