Sexual Health Services
The COLOURS Organization provides sexual health services which include HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. Along with our HIV and STI testing, we provide sexual health counseling and can answer questions you have about what sexual practices put you at risk for acquiring HIV or an STI. Additionally, our staff will provide tips and suggestions to help you maintain optimal sexual health and resources you can access as needed.
Sexual Health Services Hours
Have a tight schedule or want to get in and out? You can schedule an appointment with one of our prevention specialists for a time that is convenient for you in the time frame outlined above. Simply fill out the form below and someone will get back to you. Ideally try to select a time 48 hours away from your submission of this form, so we can make plans to accommodate your request.
Prevention Navigation Services
Prevention Navigation is a new service provided by COLOURS, funded by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) to help HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women of color maintain their HIV-negative status. We realize that a number of social and structural factors may impact sexual risk taking for MSM and transgender women of color. These factors may include housing insecurity, no employment or underemployment, active addiction, mental health challenges and a variety of other factors. Navigation services addresses all of these issues by connecting eligible clients to a master’s level social worker that will assess the client’s needs and together along with the navigation assistant, will help support the client to address their needs and meet their desired goals.
If you have any questions about prevention navigation services or would like to schedule an appointment for an assessment, complete the form below, which goes directly to La’Seana Jones and Jarrett Thompson, the navigation team. Your information will be safe and secure. At minimum please provide a first name or your initials and email address or phone number. You can also choose to call La’Seana directly at (215) 851-1966 or Jarrett at (215) 851-1967.
The COLOURS Organization provides a few mechanisms for social support. We realize that some people may be questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are in this place in your life, you can stop by our offices during business hours simply to talk or you can call us at (215) 851-1975 to obtain support.
The COLOURS Organization also provides support groups for people to come together, socialize, support each other and have a good time. Below are the groups and the focus of the groups, so you can decide if one of these groups appeals to you.
Social Xchange (Tuesday’s 6p-9p)
Social Xchange is a group for young adults to both talk about topics that help support their development as well as have fun and be social. This group is for people up to age 25. The first hour is a focused discussion on a topic of interest and the remaining time is listening to music, vogueing and socialization.
Men of Color United (Wednesday’s 6p-8p)
This group is for anyone ages 18 and up who is interested, though the group tends to have men 30+ who attend. This is a general support group where men get together and discuss various topics and issues that are relevant to them. Topics may range from dating to politics to issues of race and class among others.
40 Acres of Change (Thursday’s 6p-9p)
This group meets every Thursday evening and has focused discussions about issues that pertain to young adults. This program is for persons up to age 29 and provides discussions that help to enrich the lives of young LGBT people of color. The difference between this group and Social Xchange is that this group primarily focuses on conversations provide information to attendees and discussions that serve to help them improve their lives.