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

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.

HIV Treatment Adherence and Wellness Strategies

For many individuals in treatment for HIV/AIDS, living a life dictated by a complicated regimen of daily medications and on-going health monitoring can take an emotional toll. When compounded by other problems: depression or mental health issues, social stigma, family conflict, substance abu

Responding to Domestic Violence in Same-sex Couples

FROM LEFT: Kalem Wright is the group facilitator for the Intimate Partner Abuse Program, and Bob Moore is PERSAD’s Clinical Supervisor

Since 1999, PERSAD CENTER’s Intimate Partner Abuse Program (IPAP) has been working to eliminate or reduce same-sex domestic violence.

Safe Schools Summit Raises Awareness of LGBTQ Youth Bullying

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 PERSAD CENTER, PFLAG-Pittsburgh and GLSEN-Pittsburgh co-hosted a Safe Schools Summit to address bullying targeted towards LGBTQ youth.