Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

  • Compassionate Clinical Support for All

    At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we are passionately committed to making access to support programs easy and affordable.  Some of the services we offer:

    • Research-backed medical and surgical services for the transgender population
    • HIV testing and comprehensive care

    Learn More about how AHN strives to improve health and reduce costs, for everyone.

  • Join the Team

    Join the team as our Foster Care Specialist! Recruit and train families.

  • Serving LGBTQ+ Communities and Those Impacted by HIV/AIDS

    PERSAD CENTER: Services for every community member
    Professional Counseling
    Youth & Senior Programming
    Training & Advocacy
    Community Gathering Spaces

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Hard at Work

Posted June 24th, 2019

We're grateful to serve Southwest Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ communities

Interim Executive Director

Posted March 28th, 2019
Carlos Torres at his desk

We are please to introduce our new Interim Executive Director, Carlos Torres!

Art for Change 2019

Posted March 28th, 2019
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Monday, May 6, 2019 • 5-11 PM
Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

Community Impact

Eliminating Healthcare Disparities for LGBT Pennsylvanians

PA Medical Society Work Group addresses access, research and education

Ending LGBTQ Youth Suicide Through Training and Intervention

A spotlight on PERSAD CENTER'S Safe Spaces Program

Making Child Serving Systems Stronger and More Effective

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce that we have been contracted to work with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) to implement an LGBTQ “Train-the-Trainer” Curriculum across DHS’s child serving systems. PERSAD will collaborate with our community partner Family Resources to help DHS improve the health and well-being of the populations they serve, and increase the quality of services provided.