Programs & Services

We offer a number of free, diverse programs and services to empower and enrich our community. We also join with our partners to offer an even greater variety of opportunities for LGBT+ people of all ages, allies, and the community at large.

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Support & Social Groups

Join us for any of our free support or social groups serving ages 7 through "seasoned" on an ongoing basis.

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Professional Development Training

We offer tailored development training to organizations of all types and sizes. 

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Advocacy

We are committed to ensuring our community members are heard. 

Referral

If we can't help, we will connect you with one of our 30+ local partner agencies who can. 

Visit Our Center

The heartbeat of our support system, The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is open routinely for donations and a number of onsite services. 

1501 N. 13th Street

Reading, Pennsylvania 19604

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Food pantry

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Professional Development Training

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading provides professional development training to social service agencies, civic organizations, businesses, schools, and more. Examples of training programs include: 

  • Cultural competency

  • Unconscious bias

  • Oppression, gender, and privilege

  • Aging

  • Transgender awareness and education

  • Ally-ship

Each of our training programs is tailored to your organization's unique need, challenges, and opportunities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or design your program. 

 

Advocacy

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading advocates for those who need it, when they need it. We also advocate on an ongoing basis in legislative and policy issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community or issues of social justice. Since 2017, the LGBT Center of Greater Reading achieved the following through its advocacy efforts:  

  • Conversion Therapy Ban Ordinance in the City of Reading

  • Inclusive Aging Act

  • MEI: City of Reading

  • Additional issue-based policies

  • Individualized and situation-based advocacy

If you need help, reach out to our center director and staff.  

 

Referral

The LGBT Center of Reading provides a wide array of services and support to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in Berks County and beyond. While we pride ourselves on our service to a diverse population and ages spanning 7 years old to the more seasoned among us, sometimes we cannot provide every service needed by every individual. To provide more comprehensive support, we collaborate with over 30 local social services, public health, family, and other organizations and can assist you in confidential referral to one of our partner organizations.   ​

You can find our list of partner organizations here

If you or someone you know need a little extra help right now, learn more about our Rainbow Relief Fund.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you through our center or our network of affiliated partner organizations.  

 

We provide support, advocacy, and resources to the Greater Reading LGBTQ+ Community and our allies.

1501 North 13th Street

Reading, PA 19604

(484) 513-3170

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