William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Community Center
LGBT Mission | Gay Owned / Operated | LGBT Clientele

The mission of the William Way LGBT Community Center is to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through human service, recreational, educational, & cultural programs. William Way accomplishes this work through three major areas: 1. Arts & Culture: Providing opportunities for LGBTQ artists and their allies to display their creativity and engage with other artists. The Center accomplishes this through its nationally known archives and library, its art gallery, and its live arts performances. 2. Empowerment: The Center works with LGBTQ youth, adults and elders to create a multigenerational community of support. Currently, the Center focuses on the following issue areas: 1) LGBTQ senior support 2) Transgender support 3) 3. Community Connection: The Center is open 365 days a year and provides over 25,000 square feet of meeting space for community groups, health programs, twelve step meetings, and many other programs

With over 50,000 visits a year, the William Way LGBT Community Center is the heart of Philadelphia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community!

The William Way LGBT Community Center provides programs and services in four core areas:
I. Community Services
A. Peer Counseling
B. Senior Programs
C. Support Groups
D. Information and Referral

II. Arts and Cultural Programs
A. Art Gallery
B. Library
C. Archives
D. Permanent Art Collection

III. Recreational Activities
A. Way Gay U
B. PhilaVentures
C. David Bohnett Cyber Center

IV. Venue Services
A. Permanent Office Space for 12 organizations
B. Venue Space for more than 90 other organizations

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