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Is there a support group in place with scheduled meetings for teenagers through JFCS Philly?

JFCS is currently sponsoring and hosting a weekly virtual group for LGBTQ+ and allied Jewish teens. This group is called Tzelem, and it’s co-organized with Moving Traditions. Tzelem is a social and educational group where we’ll connect through our queer identities and discuss topics like life transitions, healthy relationships, body positivity, self-compassion, mental health, Jewish identity, and more!

In addition, we offer workshops for teens in school and after-school programs to explore topics pertaining to sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBTQ-inclusion. To schedule a training, folks can email

Attic Youth Center

Services: Youth center for LGBTQ teens. Offers recreational activities, a place to hang out with other teens, GED prep, counseling services, and life skills preparation.


Mazzoni Center

Services: Health center for LGBTQ community. Primary health care services, counseling services, family planning services, HIV/AIDS care services. Also offer direct legal services for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.


Therapy Center of Philadelphia

Serving Women & Transgender Communities: TCP welcomes anyone who identifies as transgender or gender non-conforming, regardless of sex assigned at birth or gender identity. 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 567-1111

William Way Community Center

Services: Community center for the LGBTQ community. Recreational programs, cultural and educational programs, counseling services, and support groups.

Here is a national resource for LGBTQ teens:

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project saves lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth at

Please do not hesitate to reach out to JFCS if you should ever have questions or just want to check in about upcoming programs and events. You can also visit our website at to see the calendar of events, which include programming for LGBTQ people and their families.