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
NEW!! Phoenix Center Social Club
We get calls all the time asking “What’s going on in the LGBT community?”, “How do I meet other LGBT folks?”… so in December we started the Phoenix Center Social Club. The first event was an UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER PARTY at Magic Kitchen. We had around 20 people show up and there were a lot of laughs between the ugly sweaters and the crazy “white elephant” gift exchange. How you liking that stack of Clay Aiken cd’s Nick Bond…? LOL
Events being planned include a get together at Crow’s Mill Pub, a Cubs/Cards game, a wine tasting tour, a bread making class, a jewelry making class, and lots more!
The Social Club committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm at the Phoenix Center if you would like to attend. Various people are scheduling events and getting involved. If you have an idea, but do not want to put the event together, let us know and maybe we can get someone to do it.
These events will all be on the Phoenix Center calendar (click on Calendar tab on the menu) and most will have a FB event page.