Programs

Information and Referral

Wingspan provides community members and visitors with up-to-date information about local resources, groups, activities, and events. We have extensive information about LGBT issues, including transgender, bisexual, coming out, family, and how to support LGBT students and youth. Just call or visit Wingspan, and a volunteer will be glad to help. You can also browse the Internet in our six-computer David Bohnett CyberCenter, check out a book, magazine, or video from our 4,500-volume lending library. Visit the Infolink page

Anti-Violence Programs

Wingspan provides free and confidential support services to LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence, hate crimes, and harassment. Additionally, we provide community outreach and education. You can call the crisis line to talk to an advocate, 24 hours/day, and walk-in hours are available as well. Visit the Anti-Violence Programs page

Youth and Families Programs

Wingspan’s Youth and Family Programs provide a community of support for youth, homeless youth, and families.

Our Youth Program  the Eon Youth Lounge (ages 13-23), provides an array of services to homeless youth via our Homeless Youth Project (HYP), works with partner organizations to offer culturally relevant services to youth (the iTEAM Project), and offers social activities for LGBTQ families with children (Rainbow Families). Visit the Youth and Families page

Eon Youth Program

Wingspan collaborates with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and the Pima County Health Department to provide support groups, outreach, homeless services, social activities, educational and career enrichment, and activism and leadership training for LGBT and allied youth ages 13-23. Youth can drop by the Youth Lounge, come to monthly cafe chats and dances, work one-on-one with a tutor, enjoy our leadership retreat, and more. Visit the Eon Youth Program page

Health and Wellness Program

Wingspan provides outreach and information on health issues including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. We offer educational materials, referrals and local resource lists, provide training and technical assistance to local health care providers. This ensures that LGBT people have access to services, are treated with dignity, and have their unique health care needs met. Visit the Health and Wellness Program page

Seniors Program

Wingspan hosts a volunteer-driven program which engages active seniors and other volunteers in our community in training service providers about the needs of LGBT elders, while providing valuable support networks for older LGBT people. Visit the Seniors Program page

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) – Transgender Support & Advocacy

Wingspan offers information, support services, and social opportunities transgender people and their families. SAGA also provides training for businesses, health care agencies, and service providers to educate them about issues affecting the transgender community to ensure that transgender people receive appropriate services, and are treated with dignity and respect. Visit the SAGA page

Advocacy and Public Policy Program

Wingspan engages the LGBT and allied community is grassroots, community-based, issue-driven social action. This program focuses on building and strengthening coalitions in our community and across the state to promote freedom, equality, safety, and well-being for all people. Visit the Advocacy and Public Policy Program page

Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors)

Wingspan provides social and outreach programming that promotes positive awareness for Latina/o LGBT people. Puertas Abiertas holds regular meetings, and hosts events, forums, and educational and social activities. Visit the Puertas Abiertas page

Community Forums

These panels on issues of current interest to the LGBT communities are designed to educate, promote discussion, connect people with resources, and foster collaborations.

Become a Wingspan Volunteer

Wingspan depends on many dedicated volunteers to provide services and programs to a growing community. Opportunities to volunteer at Wingspan are varied, and open to people of any sexual orientation and gender identity. To continue Wingspan’s commitment to diversity, we urge people of color, people with disabilities, bilingual speakers, transgender people, sign language interpreters, people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, older adults, and straight allies to volunteer. Internships are also available. Visit the Volunteers page