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.
Project Silk Lehigh Valley provides a daily, professionally-staffed, youth empowerment program for LGBT youth and their social networks, age 14-21. At this time, the program is offering in-person small group sessions on weekdays from 3-6pm in addition to bi-weekly care packages and appointments for case management, HIV testing, and therapy. All in-person programming requires that participants wear masks. Youth can explore in-person and virtual program offerings and sign up to participate at linktr.ee/pslv.
Hours of Operation: Project Silk Lehigh Valley will be open Monday-Friday from 3-6pm (Eastern Time) for youth who have RSVP'd using linktr.ee/pslv. Note that procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will be in place.
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, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
- Medical Director: Dr. Joseph Yozviak, D.O., AIDS Activities Office at Lehigh Valley Hospital
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