Supportive Services 

LGBT people face unique struggles. Decades of unequal access and discrimination in public, private and social service provision leave LGBTQ+ people in the Greater Lehigh Valley area in need of tailored supportive groups and services specific to their needs and lived experiences. Check out our free and inclusive programs below!

Need more info? Email Robin at [email protected] or call (610) 347-9988 ext. 112 to receive more information about supportive services offered at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

 

Support Groups:

All the below support groups feature live closed captioning.


Bereavement Group

Currently meeting virtually on the 4th Tuesdays of the Month from 5:00 to 6:30PM ET. Contact Robin at [email protected] for information you'll need to participate. In-person options will resume in September.

Image description: A set of hands gently holds a rainbow flower. Accompanying text reads "Bereavement Group, Facilitated by Rev. Anne Huey. A professionally-led monthly support group for LGBT people who have experienced loss. Join us. Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 5  to 6:30 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right.


Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens

Meeting virtually August 3rd from 6 to 7:30PM ET. Contact Robin at Robin@bradburysullivancenter.org for information you'll need to participate. Meetings will resume in-person on October 5th and continue every 1st Tuesday.

Image description: A tree with rainbow leaves and exposed roots grows over text reading, "Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens: A group for adults who care for LGBTQ teens. Meeting virtually every first Tuesday of the month 6 to 7:30 PM” Eastern Time. Logos for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Valley Youth House, and Access Matters can be seen.


Rainbow Ribbons: LGBTQ Cancer Support

Currently meeting virtually four times a year with dates to be announced on our events page. Contact Robin at [email protected] for information.

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Image description: A multicolored, rainbow cancer awareness ribbon forms a circle around the text, “Rainbow Ribbons: LGBTQ Cancer Support”. Additional text reads: “So that no one faces cancer alone. A group offering free, non-judgy community virtual support for LGBT+ [people] with cancer in their lives. No insurance or residency requirements.” The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is at the bottom next to the Cancer Support Community logo.

Professional Support:

Mental Health Clinicians Consultation Group at Bradbury-Sullivan Center

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Coordinated by Christine Haasz, Psy.D., the Mental Health Clinicians Consultation Group at the Bradbury-Sullivan Center is a free monthly peer consultation group for clinicians working with LGBTQ+ clients. It is also open to clinicians who want to increase competency in this area. Graduate students can attend if they are accompanied by a clinical supervisor for practicum or internship. Otherwise, students cannot observe or join the group. 

The group typically meets virtually on the last Friday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am; monthly emails are sent confirming the dates and how to join the meeting. 

Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom. The Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager joins the meetings as a liason for the Center. The group focuses on conceptualizing cases, providing feedback, sharing resources, facilitating referrals, and advocating for better mental health treatment for the community. 

Other Monthly Services:


Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at the Center resumes on July 6, 2021. Testing offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET. Click here information on our free HIV & Hepatitis C testing, or for STI testing resources.

Image description: "Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing" on first and third “Tuesdays of the month from 4 to 6 PM Eastern Time". A red HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon waves across the graphic. "No insurance needed or residency requirement. Tester speaks English and Spanish. Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services of Lehigh Valley Health Network." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right, and the address is listed "522 West Maple Street, at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101"


Free LGBT Legal Clinic

This supportive service meeting virtually and by appointment-only at this time. Please click here to reserve your spot, or contact [email protected] for more information.  In-person options will resume in September.

Image description: A person in a button up shirt and tie writes in a book. A rainbow banner surrounds the text, “Free LGBT Legal Clinic”. Accompanied by text: “Need to speak with a lawyer about LGBT-specific legal issues? We are here to help. Attorneys are available for various areas of law including: Name change, gender marker change, employment or housing discrimination, adoption, custody, divorce, wills & estates, and more!” The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom left


Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance

This supportive service is meeting virtually and by appointment-only at this time. Please click here to reserve your spot, or contact [email protected] for more information.

Image description: The pride flag is overlaid atop a wheat field. Text says, "Medical Marijuana Enrollment Assistance" and asks, "Need Help with Pennsylvania's Application?" Sponsored by Keystone Canna Remedies Medical Marijuana Dispensary. “Join us: Every second Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6 PM” Eastern Time. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the top right.


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PLEASE NOTE: 

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides open and inclusive services free of charge to all participants regardless of their ability to pay, and regardless of insurance or income status. Per our mission, some services are intended for LGBT-identified individuals while others are open to all.

Additionally, your use of information contained on this and all other pages of this website is subject to the terms and conditions more fully set forth in our Disclaimer.