Week in Review for January 4, 2019

Tatyana Woodward Named Person of The Year

Congratulations to Tatyana Woodard for being named PGN's 2018 Person of the Year honoree. Tatyana was reconized for the work that she continues to do for the trans community both here at Mazzoni Center and beyond. 
 
We are proud to have Tatyana a part of Mazzoni Center leading the OUR Way program to great Read more...

We are pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for the third annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) cover art competition.


For this open competition, artists, worldwide, who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming are encouraged to share their best art in any still medium—painting, photography, sculpture, collage, drawing, Read more...

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  Read more...

It has come to our attention that there is a press release about the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) that is being shared on social media.  That release contains several factual inaccuracies and misstatements, which we would like to correct here.
 
Mazzoni Center has been involved in the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) every year since the very beginning. Charlene Arcila approached Mazzoni Center (then known as Philadelphia Community Health Alternatives) and asked the organization to write the application to obtain funds to pay Read more...

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...