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, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia Screening
- Billy’s House Transitional Housing Program
- Community Education & Outreach
- SHaRI Project (Springfield Harm Reduction Program)
- Counseling & Support Groups
- Springfield Pride
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
HOUSE VOTES 61-54 – ILLINOIS becomes the
15th state to allow gay marriage!
Thank you to ALL who worked so hard to make this a reality!!
Did you know that if you are in a Civil Union you do not have to start over? Couples who want to convert their civil unions to marriages will have two options. The couple may apply for a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony to convert their civil union into a marriage without a fee OR during the first year of the marriage law, the couple may apply to a county clerk for a marriage certificate that will show them as married as of the date they entered into their civil union, sign the certificate, and return it – also without a fee. Click here for more information on the Illinois Marriage Law.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Wednesday, November 20th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at ALUUC on Woodside Road. Rev. Martin Woulfe of Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Springfield will be offering a Public Prayer of Thanksgiving on behalf of lesbian and gay couples that will soon be able to marry, and also have their valid marriages from other States recognized by Illinois. Before the prayers of gratitude begin, the gathering will watch the signing ceremony of the Bill being streamed live from Chicago.