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.
Juan David Franco of our Prevention team was on hand to take some photos Tuesday, July 26 when a group of approximately 1,000 people turned up outside our medical practice at 809 Locust to demonstrate their love and support for the trans and gender variant communities, in the face of a scheduled protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Organized by local LGBTQ community advocates Deja Lynn Alvarez, Bender David, Katey Dyck, Lee Read more...
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...