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
- TranSupport Group
- Free HIV, Hepatitis C Testing, Condoms
- Billy’s House Transitional Housing Program
- Community Education & Outreach
- SHaRI Project (Springfield Harm Reduction Program)
- 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!
Thank you for visiting our site!
Phoenix Center Board & Staff
Phoenix Center presents
” ON BEING AN ALLY”
A four part educational series to open minds and grow pride in our community.
Part I: On Being Transgender – February 9, 2016
We have seen Caitlyn Jenner as she has transitioned but what does it mean to be transgender in Springfield and Central IL? This presentation will include a basic “Transgender 101” followed by a panel of transgender individuals and family member to discuss their experiences and what you can do to be an ally.
Part II: On Being HIV+ – May 3, 2106
Part III: On Being Gay or Lesbian – August 9, 2016
Part IV: On Parenting: LGBT Parents & Parents of LGBT Children – November 1, 2016
Diversity is as unique and authentic as each and every individual, and the ways we choose to describe others through labels can be either harmful or honorable. Click the link above to watch the video released by the Diversity Center of NE Ohio.