Project Silk is a recreation-based community health center for young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women of color.  The first space opened in 2013 and offers a variety of services:

  • HIV/STI testing, counseling, and referral
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Transportation
  • Mental health services
  • Linkage to medical care
  • PrEP referral
  • For a Final Report of Project Silk, 2013—2015, please open this document

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the project is implemented by Community Health Services.  HPCP maintains a role in evaluation, technical assistance, and diffusion of innovations.

2016 saw the expansion of Project Silk with a new location set to open soon in Allentown, PA.


Project Silk Diffusion RFA for 2018.


For a needs assessment initially supporting the implementation of Project Silk, please open this document.