ABOUT US

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Mission

Our mission is to maintain a space in which LGBTQ+ men of color and trans women of color have access to the support and resources necessary to create holistically healthy lives, relationships and communities by offering HIV and STI education, testing, prevention, and linkage to care.

Vision

To empower members of our communities to live healthy, authentic lives.

Values

At GLO, we value the safety of all who enter; education especially as it pertains to the history of queer and trans people of color and compassion for ourselves and the communities we serve

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What is GLO

We are a community resource center serving LGBTQ+ men of color and trans women of color. We provide free and confidential STI/HIV testing on site, virtual therapy, access to PrEP and a variety of other social services. GLO is committed to reducing the community’s HIV viral load by testing and linking individuals to HIV care and prevention.

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What’s Going on at GLO

GLO is a 1,500 sq. ft. space with a lounge area outfitted with a comfortable sofa and smart TV, a work station for participants equipped with two desktop computers, a small dining area and kitchenette complete with an oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven, harm reduction lockers, two gender neutral restrooms, one wheelchair accessible with a built-in shower, a food and hygiene pantry and three private offices – all of which are accessible to participants by appointment only. Programming is offered weekly and ranges in topic from healthy relationships and holistic wellness to HIV/STI education and financial literacy.

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What is a YAB

The GLO Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is comprised of 10 dynamic queer men and trans women of color from the Harrisburg area ranging in age from 14 to 29. Following a youth-led model, YAB members meet monthly and offer thoughtful consideration to the ideal location, hours of operation, methods of engagement, and the types of programming that would best benefit their peers. These youth and young adult leaders also advise partner organizations on how best to serve their communities and proudly work to establish a safe, affirming space for queer LGBTQ+ youth of color.

Where

1701 N. 3rd St. in the Midtown neighborhood of Harrisburg.

Hours of Operation

Drop-in hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 pm by appointment only.

Contact info@gloharrisburg.org or (717) 743-1908 to schedule an appointment.

The Teen Clinic is open to any all youth between the ages of 14-21 by appointment only Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Contact Tameeka (717)232-9971 ext.4416 to schedule an appointment.

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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff of GLO Harrisburg

Carter

Director (she/her/hers)

Jonathan

Community Outreach Specialist (they/them/theirs)

Jocelyn

MSW Project Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Gabe

Youth Programs Coordinator (they/them/theirs)

Sheldon

Case Manager/Coordinator (he/him/his)

Tony

Community Outreach Specialist (he/him/his)

CyCy

Prevention Specialist (she/her/hers)