Project Silk Lehigh Valley is an LGBTQ+ inclusive drop-in program located at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, managed in partnership with Valley Youth House. This program is youth-led, adult-supported and offers free health services like HIV/STI testing, healthy food and snacks, active recreation, peer support, and discussions on a variety of health and social topics.
As a youth empowerment program, Project Silk Lehigh Valley is a brave space where youth are empowered to be leaders within the program. Program participants have a clear voice in determining the direction of the program.
Hours of Operation: Project Silk Lehigh Valley is open from 3-7pm Monday-Friday.
Location: Project Silk Lehigh Valley operates out of the first floor at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101 -- enter at the side entrance on Bayard Rustin Way.
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The youth-led program is supported by professional staff:
- Youth Programs Manager: Kim Ketterer, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
- Program Coordinator: Chloe Cole-Wilson, Valley Youth House
- Director of Programs, Research, & Evaluation: Katie Suppes
- Medical Director: Dr. Joseph Yozviak, D.O., AIDS Activities Office at Lehigh Valley Hospital