This fall we're excited to introduce a series of video "mission moments," in which staffers from across the agency share some of the experiences that remind us why our work is meaningful.
In this video, Mazzoni Education Specialist Dennis Caulk talks about a mission moment he had while working with youth in our #A1PHA Project, which aims to build leadership skills and health awareness in young men of color and trans-identified women who have sex with men.
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Media, PA native Abby Roh lived in New York City for eight years before returning to the Philly area to pursue her graduate degree in mental health counseling. When the time came for Abby to pursue an internship, Mazzoni Center was a perfect match.
“I’ve always had a real passion about working to learn more about the specific health needs of the LGBTQ community,” she says.
This afternoon we are expecting the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) to protest outside Mazzoni Center’s medical practice with hateful messages targeting transgender people.
The WBC is notorious for their extreme, vitriolic messages and speech - their past targets have included the LGBT community, Catholics, Muslims, and Jews, as well as U.S. soldiers and their families. They have specifically chosen to protest Mazzoni Center because of the care and services we provide to the trans and gender nonconforming communities.
An exciting and innovative collaboration between Mazzoni Center and Project HOME recently marked a major milestone. After over a year of mentoring, skills development, coordinating housing applications and much more, this joint program successfully placed three formerly homeless LGBTQ youth into permanent housing in Center City.
I had the opportunity to coordinate the program from the Mazzoni side of things, and I can say that last month’s lease signing marked the culmination of a Read more...