- Behavioral Health
- Social Services
Mary’s Center is committed to creating an environment where participants of any sexual orientation or gender identity feel safe and comfortable talking about their health, their thoughts, and any unique challenges they may face. At a moment when some lawmakers are taking rights away from our LGBTQ+ neighbors, Mary’s Center has strengthened our healthcare offerings for this community and trained our workforce in the provision of culturally competent care.
Over the last few years, Mary’s Center has coached over 400 participant-facing staff on the principles of LGBTQ+ and Trans-Affirming Care. New patient visits for transgender participants have increased exponentially, and we established a multi-disciplinary team committed to a 12-month TransECHO program to improve and expand these life-saving services. Due to increased need, Mary’s Center also created a behavioral health service line for participants seeking LGBTQ+ affirming therapy, and a Trans/Gender-Expansive Processing Group.
In recognition of our efforts, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation named Mary’s Center as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer in their 2022 Healthcare Equality Index.
As our community evolves, so has Mary’s Center. The pregnant participants Mary’s Center served in our early years are now becoming grandparents with a new set of needs as they age. In recent years, Mary’s Center has expanded our services for older adults to give them the customized, holistic care they need to thrive: