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Welcome to the Phoenix Center

We are Central Illinois’ LGBTQ Center offering various groups, public health services, training, social & educational events and transitional housing. There is a lot of information on this site so please take time to look around. If there is something that you are looking for but cannot find, please call us at 217-528-5253. Thanks for visiting our site!

— Jonna J Cooley PhD, Executive Director 

OUT East

Our new site at 704 S. Dirksen Parkway is now OPEN! Services provided include HIV/HCV/STD testing, condom distribution, harm reduction supplies, Narcan (including training), referrals for other services including housing and LGBTQ+ services. We will soon be offering a harm reduction group and a recovery group at this location. Stop by and check us out!
Mon-Thu 2-8 p.m.
Fri 4:30-8p
Sat 11a-3p

Drag Bingo

Join us for Drag Bingo April 5, 2024. Phoenix Center presents Drag Bingo. “A Big Hair don’t care” inspired night of fun will
include ten rounds of BINGO called by drag performers Deanna, Mahogany and
Sarabelle Knight. 
There will be laughs, glamorous performances, great prizes, a cash bar and a whole lot
of fun! 
All funds raised support Springfield PrideFest!

Get Tickets!

Donate To Make A Difference!

Many people ask “What is the best way to donate? Cash donations help us help us provide services and purchase items needed that are not covered by grants….or you can donate items from our wish list! Click HERE to see the WISH LIST!


Want to know more about what is going on at The Phoenix Center, what groups are meeting, what events are coming up, how to meet LGBT people..? Sign up here to keep up to date via email!



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News & Events

Movie Night: The Color Purple   Join us to view the newest adaptation of the iconic screenplay, stage musical, and book that resulted in Alice Walker being the first Black woman to Win a

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We can ship you condoms & lube, in-home HIV test kit and NARCAN! Just click on what you want below and complete the form. CONDOMS HIV TEST KIT NARCAN  

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We are in need of personal hygiene products, men’s and women’s underwear and socks, t-shirts and sweatshirts, and liquid or powder laundry soap. Thank you!

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Our Work

Check out this video of the amazing work being done by Phoenix Center staff!