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Our Mission

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading creates, administers, and provides services, advocacy, and support to the Greater Reading LGBTQ+ community, including our allies, with the goal that all may live a life of fulfillment, inclusion, and celebration.

Welcome! 

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading in Berks County, PA, provides services, advocacy, and support to the LGBTQ+ communities in Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties, Pottstown, and Columbia. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to an array of cultural events, we provide programs for our LGBTQIA+ communities, their friends and families, and our allies in the region.

In the News:

November 2023

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading Lebanon is now open in our new location! 

We are now open at 22 S 6th St, Lebanon, PA in We look forward to helping their community grow in love and acceptance. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming programs and services. 
 

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The LGBT Center is super excited to announce that we have completed construction on our new restroom facility that now INCLUDES a shower. We are adding to our list of services by providing a hot shower to anyone in need.

In addition, we will be adding a laundry facility that will allow our drop-in clients to utilize the washer and dryer onsite at the Center.

The newly installed shower was made possible by funding through Berks County Community Foundation - Youth and Philanthropy Fund (Youth Advisory Board). The project was titled: Fresh Start!


The LGBT Center extends our gratitude to Berks County Community Foundation and all those that had a hand in bringing this project to fruition.

Counseling Services:

We offer a variety of counseling services at no or little charge to clients!

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Contact us for a wide array of counseling services:

 

• Individual Counseling

• Couples Counseling

• Family Counseling

• Group Therapy

• Psychiatric Referrals

• HRT and Gender Affirming
Surgery Referrals

• Letters for Hormone
Replacement Therapy and
Gender Affirming Surgery

Services are rendered by licensed counselors as well as masters-level interns under supervision.  This allows us to offer our services free of charge to our clients.  Services are offered by appointment only.  Call 610-927-5531 or email counseling@lgbtcenterofreading.com for an appointment.

Become a Volunteer

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

– Elizabeth Andrew

 

Are you looking to pay it forward to the LGBT Center of Greater Reading and our community? Are you and your friends looking to get involved? Or you'd like to meet new friends? Become an LGBT Center of Greater Reading Volunteer!

 

There are many opportunities for all ages, and we're starting our campaign to grow our network of volunteers! So, if you or a friend you know have the heart to get involved, contact our Director of Programs, Laura Biancone, at programs@lgbtcenterofreading.com.

What We Offer

From counseling and social programs to advocacy and referral, we can help.

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