WE URGE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THE WORK AND MISSIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS IN PHILADELPHIA
WILLIAM WAY COMMUNITY CENTER
The William Way LGBT Community Center encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.
THE ATTIC YOUTH CENTER
The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society. The Attic is proud to be Philadelphia only independent LGBTQ youth center.
Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk, including family members, communities with high rates of HIV, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV treatment and prevention.
The mission of the Mazzoni Center is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve.
The mission of Colours is to positively affect the decision making process of LGBTQ+ people of color through the development of activities, trainings, programs, and reading materials aimed at attacking the underpinnings of disempowerment in our community. These mechanisms will improve communication and information sharing, enhance self esteem, and support devices, while developing the talents, beauty, strength, and courage of the community in the greater Philadelphia area.
Morris Home, the only residential recovery program in the country to offer comprehensive services specifically for the transgender community, provides a safe, recovery-oriented environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity.
The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) is building a youth-led movement to end the practice of trying and incarcerating young people as adults. Through its work in the Philadelphia jails, YASP provides space for incarcerated young people to express themselves creatively and to develop as leaders both within and beyond the prison walls. Young people who have been through the adult court system are at the forefront of YASP, leading the movement to keep young people out of adult prisons and to create new possibilities for youth around the city.
STAY TRUE PHILADELPHIA
Stay True is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia dedicated to offering under-privileged, at-risk youth the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to become powerful agents of social/political change in their communities.
The Evoluer House, an innovative and dynamic nonprofit organization, delivers empowerment programs that help girls to envision a future devoid of disadvantages and filled with possibilities. We are on a mission to help produce strong female leadership in the workforce and in society, by investing in young women and girls and their collective well-being and power. The target population is girls of color in Philadelphia aged 13 to 18, who are experiencing a unique set of social and emotional challenges and barriers to success. Our research-based curriculums are designed to promote emotional, mental, and social well-being, to equip girls with the tools they need to become college-bound and career-ready, and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Evoluer House provides a safe community for girls to share experiences and learn both from and alongside one another.
A Black and Brown led coalition of growers in Philadelphia, building a grassroots movement through relationship building, honoring culture, community education, organizing, activism and advocacy: a people's agroecology.
BLACK & BROWN WORKERS CO-OP
The Black and Brown Workers Cooperative conducts several campaigns aimed at the dismantling systems of oppression that adversely impact the Black and Brown worker. Each campaign is targeted to a specific issue and has specific desirable outcomes; these currently include anti-displacement, labor organizing, community engagement, and the BlaQollective.