About Us


Project Silk is an innovative program directed towards black and latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and young transgender individuals (YTG) 13-29 years old, and their varied sexual partners, in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. The project consists of:

1. Providing a safe space for young men and transgender women
2. Linking people to:

  • Medical care
  • Housing and shelter
  • Mental health and substance use counseling
  • Educational assistance
  • Job readiness assistance
  • Dental care
  • Hormone treatment
  • Legal services
  • Leadership training

3. Providing space for artistic expression
4. Support for young men and transgender women of color in the pursuit of their authentic selves

We invite you to come and chill, relax, get involved, ask questions, seek and receive services, lend your voice and empower yourself and your community to make Pittsburgh a place we can all call our own.