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Back by popular demand, it’s our 2016 Holiday Survival Guide!
 
Despite the joyful reputation – and no matter your age or station in life – we all know that the holiday season can be an anxious time.  
 
Every year the team at Mazzoni Center’s Open Door Counseling program puts together a thoughtful and comprehensive booklet we call uour “Holiday Survival Guide,” filled More...

This is a difficult time for our community. LGBTQ communities around the country and around the world – particularly LGBTQ communities of color – are deeply impacted by the senseless tragedy in Orlando.  In solidarity with Orlando, as a community, we also experience the feelings of shock, anger, and grief.  In response, Mazzoni Center’s Open Door program has made staff available to provide crisis counseling by phone or on a drop-in basis for anyone in the community  who need extra support at this time.  In addition, the Open Door, in collaboration with More...

Each year staff from our Trans Care Program publishes an updated version of the Philadelphia Trans Resource Guide in conjunction with our annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.  The idea is to help connect people who are trans identified, genderqueer or gender nonconforming, as well as their families and loved ones, with resources and services beyond what Mazzoni offers that may be relevant and helpful to them.  

In these pages you'll find listings for a range of More...

Legal Assistance

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

A nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic.  Contact: 215-587-9377 More...

The Philadelphia-area crisis hotline number is 215-686-4420, and they are available 24/7. If you are out of the area, the National Crisis Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. More...

This 22-page handbook, which was written and produced by Mazzoni Center's education staff in conjunction with students in our Ally Safe Schools program, offers advice and inspiration for students, faculty, or parents interested in forming a Gay (or Queer) Straight Alliance in their local school.  Building a Fierce GSA is aimed at anyone who shares our commitment to working with and empowering youth. More...