For our April episode, we are joined by Sr. Susan Zion, an Ursuline Sister of Cleveland and founder of Ursuline Piazza, a non-profit located at St. Augustine Manor on the Near West Side that addresses the needs of individuals living with HIV. We explore the history of Ursuline Piazza since its inception in 2007 and the many hats Sr. Susan wears as Executive Director. Known for helping HIV positive individuals who have gaps in care, Ursuline Piazza has offered a number of programs like Individual Counseling, Client Assistance, Peer Up, and Club 95, a group focused on building community, receiving and offering support, and encouraging a 95% adherence rate to medication. Ursuline Piazza partners with individuals living with HIV to better navigate medical care, housing, and social services. It serves as an extra safety net to help keep individuals linked to care.
1. To learn more about Ursuline Piazza and support their work, visit https://ursulinepiazza.org/
2. To read the 2021 Buckeye Flame article written about Sr. Susan Zion and her ministry with Ursuline Piazza, visit https://thebuckeyeflame.com/2021/08/27/ursuline-piazza/