SARA Center

Even though Fifth Street Renaissance and SARA Center have merged, the SARA Center mission is still being carried out by current staff and our Board of Directors.

The Springfield AIDS Resource Association, SARA Center, mission was centered around prevention, education, comprehensive care and support, housing and advocacy services for individuals, families and the community in Central Illinois.

The staff of the Fifth Street Renaissance/ SARA Center provide services based on compassion, empowerment and respect for the diversity of those living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses.

A variety of education and outreach programs are offered and include:

  • HIV Positive Support Groups
  • Active Street and Community Outreach
  • Prison Outreach
  • Drug Addiction Outreach
  • Local School District Outreach
  • Fixed site outreach targeting those individuals most at risk for contracting HIV

Testing Hours

HIV, Hepatitis C and STD testing is available 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday or by appointment.