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What is Mozaic?

Mozaic is a wellness program and community space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people of color ages 13-29.

We are a CDC funded HIV prevention program, and we know that reducing new HIV infections involves more than providing free condoms and testing (though we do provide both). That’s why we’re creating an all-genders-welcome community of support for youth and young adults of color. Because only when we have the freedom to be ourselves, can we begin to take care of ourselves.

Mozaic is a project of the Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity. We partner with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital THRIVE Program, community organizations, and local activists to reduce the disproportionately high rates of HIV among transgender and gender non-conforming young people of color.

Our Mission

Our mission is to have no new diagnoses of HIV among transgender and gender non-conforming youth and young adults of color in our community.

Why are we concerned about HIV infections among young transgender and gender non-conforming people of color? Learn more.

Our Services

Since the Fall of 2017, we have been creating safer spaces for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary youth and young adults of color throughout Columbus.

We provide:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Identity and community building events
  • Gender-affirming sexual health education
  • Safer sex supplies
  • PrEP referrals
  • HIV/STI testing
  • Linkage to healthcare and other essential support services.

Beginning in August 2018, we will offer all of these services from our own community space while we continue to provide HIV testing at other locations throughout Columbus as well.

In the meantime, please join us for free testing and resources at:

Trans Resource Tuesdays
At the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center | Alpha Building
889 East Long Street in Downtown Columbus
Weekly | 11AM-7PM

Our Community Space

COMING IN AUGUST 2018: Ohio’s first community space for youth and young adults of color who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary!

Stay tuned for further updates by following us on Facebook and subscribing to our blog.