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The Phoenix Center

The Phoenix Center

The Phoenix Center was founded on April 1, 2001 by a group of LGBT teens wanting to create a safe place to meet. For a while they met in a garage and later met at a church. It was then that the 501-c-3 was formed. Eventually they moved to a building at Laurel & 2nd St. and in 2005 bought their current home at 109 E. Lawrence Ave. Since that move, services and groups have expanded extensively.The mission of the Phoenix Center is to support Central Illinois’ LGBT Community with programming for promoting equality, health & well being, and social and educational growth.

  • Case Management/Coordinated Care
  • Community Trainings/Education
  • Drop-in center
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • LGBTQ Services
  • Safe Sex Items

109 East Lawrence
Springfield, IL 62704 US


Services Include:

Harm Reduction Services

LGBTQ Support Groups

Counseling services

HIV+ Housing

Chlamydia/Gonorrhea testing

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am to 3:00pm

Testing Hours:

Monday-Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm or by appointment

SHaRI (Springfield Harm Reduction Initiative) Syringe Exchange program:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

(217) 528-5253
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