About CVC

Prevention. Education. Medical Care.

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Carl Vogel Center (CVC) is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides multidisciplinary and integrated medical healthcare that embodies all aspects of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. CVC helps medically underserved individuals to become full partners and informed advocates in managing their health.


Call to serve: First and foremost, all our actions must benefit medically underserved individuals, especially those with AIDS.

Commitment to excellence: meet the highest quality standards in everything the organization does.

Support individuals to live a healthy lifestyle: help clients understand all their options and educate them to advocate for themselves.

Safe place: create and maintain a safe environment, a place that is private, where clients feel welcomed, comfortable with the services and the environment in which they are provided.

Responsiveness to emerging community needs: maintain a close connection to the community; use partnerships to be responsive to community needs.

Advocacy: advocate for clients and teach/support people to advocate for themselves; engage in both client-level and policy-related advocacy.

Culturally competent treatment: To appropriately serve all members of our community we are committed to being responsive to, and respectful of the various cultural and linguistic needs of our clients, clinical staff and administrative volunteers.


The late Don Vogel, founder and first president of Carl Vogel Center, began the organization in 1990 in memory of his son, Carl, who died of AIDS in January 1989. The Center enjoys the continuing support of Carl’s brother and sister, Mark and Paula Vogel. Paula Vogel is a playwright who won the off-Broadway theatrical award, the OBIE, for her play The Baltimore Waltz. The play is about Paula taking an imaginary trip around Europe with her brother, Carl, before his death from AIDS.