We are Central Illinois’ LGBTQ Community Center offering various groups, services, training, gatherings (social and educational) and transitional housing. 

New at The Phoenix Center – we have an on-staff ASL interpreter available for HIV/HEP C/STD testing as well as interpretation for other services. TTY services will be available in the near future.


  • 1/25/18 NEW! Positive Change Group – this group is for HIV+ individuals and their spouses, partners, and immediate family members. The purpose of the group is to discuss issues specific to our area, PrEP, prescription adherence, share resources and build friendships. This meeting will take place the last Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Phoenix Center in the MT Vann Room. 
  • 2/24/18 – 8th Annual Phoenix Center Trivia Nite – join us for this fun filled evening of trivia. Doors open at 6, trivia starts at 6:30. $10 per person (tables of 10). You can bring your own food & drinks. Location: Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church on Woodside Road. Mulligans and 50/50 tickets will be for sale!
  • 4/28/18 – 6th Annual Club LaCage Drag Show – Set up in club style, with free snacks at all tables, this show is one you won’t forget! Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm. Premium VIP tickets (best seats) are $35, VIP are $25 (still on the main floor), and balcony seats are $15. For mature audiences only. For tickets go to www.hcfta.org. 
  • 5/19/18 7th Annual Springfield PrideFest – Noon – 10pm. For more information, go to www.springfieldpride.org

There is a lot of information on this site so please take time to look around. If there is something that you are looking for but cannot find, please call us at 217-528-5253. Thanks for visiting our site!

Jonna J Cooley PhD, Executive Director