Community Building

Since 2013, The Real Impact Project (TRIP) has been charged with “being the change.” TRIP is an HIV/STI testing program of Mazzoni Center, as well as a social movement designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health among LGBTQ people of color. Through creativity, advocacy, and empowerment, TRIP has made strides towards furthering the progress of LGBT culture for people of color within Philadelphia. With various events such as Soulful Picnic, Red Matters, and Rebel, TRIP has combined many of the dynamic elements that can be found within... More
Our 2016 Elixir event is officially SOLD OUT . If you are a sponsor or host who has yet to complete your registration, please contact Brooke Rogers at 215-563-0652 x 218 or [email protected] And if you missed your chance for Elixir tickets, you're are invited to join us for Tonic , the official Elixir "after party" at Voyeur Nightclub from 10:00PM to midnight. Featuring music by DJ Carl Michaels, plus performances by some of Philly's... More
Did you know that your health insurance coverage could also benefit people in our community who are uninsured? If you’ve visited the health center recently you may have seen our ‘340B’ posters and wondered what they’re all about. Thanks to the federal government’s Public Health Service Act (section 340B) Mazzoni Center is able to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications at a reduced cost, through our partnership with Walgreens. How you can help: If you are a patient with health insurance, and you purchase your medications at any of the 18... More
The 2016 Cabaret at the Cloister event is officially SOLD OUT on both nights – Friday April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Thanks to all for your incredible outpouring of support and love for John Casavecchia. We look forward to a very special celebration of his life. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a contribution in John’s memory, please click here . All of us at Mazzoni Center were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, John Casavecchia, who suffered a fatal stroke on Tuesday,... More
Mazzoni Center's emergency food bank has been a critical support for low-income individuals and families impacted by HIV in Philadelphia since 1989. The food bank serves 1,300 local households each month, and the overwhelming majority of our food bank clients (97%) lack the financial resources to meet the basic needs of their households. We are fortunate to receive funding for this program from many charitable individuals and corporate employee groups throughout the year, as well as charitable foundations including the... More
On behalf of everyone here at Mazzoni, I am thrilled to welcome you to our new, improved website! Our new site represents the culmination of many months of hard work, collaboration and conversation about the nature and goals of our organization, and how we wanted to communicate with the world about who we are and what we do. Not only has technology and the way we live with it changed dramatically in the five-plus years since we last overhauled our website, but our organization has grown and evolved in significant ways. We needed the new site to reflect the full continuum of care and services... More
This 22-page handbook, which was written and produced by Mazzoni Center's education staff in conjunction with students in our Ally Safe Schools program, offers advice and inspiration for students, faculty, or parents interested in forming a Gay (or Queer) Straight Alliance in their local school. Building a Fierce GSA is aimed at anyone who shares our commitment to working with and empowering youth. More
A guide for supporting transgender students in K-12 schools. More
A Support Guide for Parents, Family and Friends of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People, developed and published by PFLAG . More
Every year AIDS Walk Philly gives us an opportunity to meet face to face with many of the people who are impacted by our work – people who sign up to walk as individuals or in teams to help raise money and show their support for Mazzoni Center. It is always inspiring to hear people’s stories, and learn more about their reasons for doing the walk. But for the past two years one team in particular has provided us with an especially poignant reminder of the impact of our work. When we opened up team registrations for AIDS... More