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Each year for six years Jack Cooper, Mazzoni Center's Food Bank Coordinator, has sat on his meditation cushion for five hours, and practiced Metta, also known as LovingKindness, without getting up, in in an effort to raise awareness and funds for a cause he cares about. He calls this the Mettathon!

This year the funds he raises will go to support Mazzoni Center’s Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services (PACTS) program. Our PACTS program uses a collaborative approach, drawing on the input of expertise of multiple departments within Mazzoni Center— Read more...

Food Bank Holiday Schedule:

Monday, December 24: Closed 

Tuesday, December 25: Closed 

Wednesday, December 26: 9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, December 27: 9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, December 28: 9:30 AM-12:30PM; 1:30PM - 4:30 PM

Monday, December 31: Closed 

Mazzoni Center’s educational efforts are receiving deserved attention with one of its program recently being featured in a Cosmopolitan article on sex education. Elizabeth Kahn, director of education at the center, oversees two main programs: Yes PLEASE! and Brave Schools. While both are youth education programs, they offer entirely different services. Yes PLEASE was initially started as a Center for Disease Control service offering sex education to LGBTQ youth.

Although it’s no longer run by the CDC, the intention remains the same. It seeks to Read more...


Philadelphia, PA – SEIU filed a petition for an election with the National Labor Relations Board to determine whether a set of non-management staff members want the SEIU to be its collective bargaining representative. Today, a majority of eligible members of Mazzoni’s staff voted for a union to represent them.

Mazzoni Center’s management pledges to continue working to make Mazzoni Center the best workplace it can be.  That includes negotiating in Read more...

Dear Colleagues,

Given the most recent assaults on transgender individuals in Wednesday’s US DOJ (Department of Justice) brief and the gratuitous tweeting storm which irrationally attacked trans service members, I would like to share some talking points with you to assist our clients and patients who have questions about their safety and care. We have already received inquiries from a number of legal services clients and those who participate in many of our support groups. I appreciate the contributions of staff members Thomas Ude, Dane Menkin, and Sean Laughlin in developing Read more...