The Trip Project

The Trip Project

The Trip Project is a social movement created for men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans-identified people of color (POC) that creates hangout spaces, and offers opportunities to learn about, and connect to, services and programs.

Trip Nights

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Late night testing HIV Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea screenings, and referrals to Navigation Services <link> where Navigation specialists can link people to food, housing assistance, health insurance, PrEP and other services.

When and Where

2nd and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am at Washington West Project, 1201 Locust Street.

Freedom Space

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The Freedom Space is The Trip Project’s weekly community drop-in for gay, bisexual, and sexually fluid men of color of all ages. Participants can hang out, obtain referrals for Mazzoni Center services, get screened for HIV/STIs and feel free being their authentic selves. Service referrals available include:

  • HIV and other STI Testing
  • Navigation Services 
  • PrEP Linkage and Information 
  • PEP Linkage and Information 
  • Health Care
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Support Groups
  • Linkage to Care for those living with HIV
  • Life Skills Programming for those living with HIV

Freedom Space has a different theme each week:

  • First Tuesdays: Ballroom practice
  • Second Tuesdays: Entertainment night with discussion
  • Third Tuesdays: Healing the body workshops
  • Fourth Tuesdays: Hot Topics with guest facilitator (Ages 25+)
  • Fifth Tuesdays: Game Night

When and Where

Tuesdays from 5 pm-8 pm at Mazzoni Center at 1348 Bainbridge Street in Center City.
Available STI screenings including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. 

Join our Community Advisory Board

Do you have the desire to be an agent of change? We seek community members to provide input and feedback on Mazzoni Center’s Prevention Services’ Programming. The Trip Project's Community Advisory Board (CAB) seeks to give individuals a greater sense of self-identity and freedom from shame, stigma and social isolation by promoting a stronger awareness of self, others and social support.  Our CAB provides a great opportunity to give back to your community and help make a lasting impact.

CAB meetings are held twice a month; Participants are provided with food and transportation passes, if needed. CAB membership is open to sexually fluid men of color as well as trans-identified persons ages 18 or older. 

We are always recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining, or would like more information, please contact Christiawn Wilson at [email protected] or 215-563-0652 ext. 204.