Wellness Programs

 

Tobacco Cessation

Our Tobacco Cessation Program directly provides tobacco-free education to LGBT people in Philadelphia and Southeastern PA. The program informs community members of the health impacts of tobacco consumption, the benefits of quitting, and relevant resources. Seeking to promote smoke-free lifestyles among LGBT people, the Center’s Tobacco Cessation Program conducts outreach during Pride events, local events (such as trivia nights), and partnerships with Smoke-Free Philly, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and other local community partners. For more information please contact Wellness Coordinator Daiyon Kpou.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of mind-body-spirit health, based on the wisdom of the Tao and I Ching. You will learn the gentle movements and deep breathing of the Yang Style 37 Postures Form. Tai Chi can have many health benefits including: lowering blood pressure and reducing leg, neck and back pain. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Please check our calendar for the current schedule.

 

Peer Counseling

The Peer Counseling Program of the William Way LGBT Community Center offers one-to-one counseling that is confidential and free of charge. We offer short-term, goal-oriented counseling. We address many of the crucial issues facing members of our community, including: coming out, sexual identity, relationships, family issues, isolation and loneliness, substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, legal issues, and health and safety issues. Peer counselors are also available to meet in person with groups and organizations and answer questions about the services we offer. Please contact us for more information.