The Phoenix Center opened in 2001 as a safe space for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth to meet. Since those early days we have expanded to provide other programs and services. Current services include:

      • LGBTQA Youth Group
      • Free HIV, Hepatitis C Testing, Condoms
      • Billy’s House Transitional Housing Program
      • Community Education & Outreach
      • SHaRI Project (Springfield Harm Reduction Program)
      • Counseling & Support Groups
      • Springfield PrideFest

If you are in need of a particular service that we do not offer, please feel to call us – maybe we can provide a referral or help you in some way!

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Phoenix Center Board & Staff

Mark Your Calendar – March 20-22

Eat at Bob Evans any one of these days from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and present this certificate at check out (or show it on your phone) and 15% of your purchase will go to the Phoenix Center! Eat up!!


C.O.R.A.L Honors Phoenix Center Executive Director

At the C.O.R.A.L. “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Take II held on February 7th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Phoenix Center Executive Director, Dr. Jonna Cooley was awarded 1 of two awards presented for “dedication and service to the LGBT community in Central IL” The other award went to Bert Mortin. CORAL award