Philadelphia FIGHT

National Faith and Blue Weekend

Every year Philadelphia FIGHT participates with Community leaders and the local police departments to bring awareness to the importance of treating mental health and drug and alcohol disorders without stigma.  We provided brief mental health assessments and brought resources to underrepresented communities.  The day was filled with educational awareness, food, games, resources giving,  and community…

New Mask Mandate in Philadelphia

City announces new mask mandate for Philadelphians Philadelphia’s new mask mandate went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Indoors – businesses and institutions  In Philadelphia businesses and institutions that require vaccination for all employees and patrons are exempted from having a mask requirement. Masks will be required indoors at all Philadelphia businesses…

Case Study: Global Outreach in an Urban World

Bishop Ernest McNear serves as the President of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Board of Directors as well as the Pastor of True Gospel Church of God in Christ.  He recently published an important article in the Journal of Urban Mission coauthored by Rev. Linn Crowe.

Get to Know Your Words: Aerobic

Involving free oxygen. Also commonly called “cardio” when referring to exercise due to the increase of oxygen use through the cardiovascular system to meet energy demands


“I’m a homeless, transgender Army veteran beating HIV. It’s easier for me to be myself instead of worrying about what society is thinking.”


“I decided that having HIV was never going to be the end of the world for me. Today I feel more empowered, secure, and blessed.”


“What’s happening in my life now would not be possible without Philadelphia FIGHT. The help I get here has been life-changing.”


“What I love about FIGHT is that I’m treated like a person and not a homeless person. I don’t think I’ll find anything better than FIGHT.”

Our 2015 AIDS Walk Team!

We’re kicking off our 25th Anniversary Celebration at AIDS Walk Philly 2015! The 2015 AIDS Walk Philly will take place on Sunday, October 18 at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Join our team!

FIGHT's PrEP Program in the Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia FIGHT’s PrEP program was recently featured in the Philadelphia Daily News. Dr. Helen Koenig, the medical director of our PrEP program and Caitlin Conyngham, Y-HEP Health Center’s Practice Coordinator, were included.

Teyana Taylor Will Headline Hip Hop for Philly 2015

Philadelphia FIGHT, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and over 15 community-based organizations, will present the third annual “Hip Hop for Philly” FREE concert featuring Teyana Taylor on Saturday, June 27th.

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