Over the years, Bebashi has evolved and trailblazed, and we continue to expand our services to speak to the multitude of health disparities that impact urban communities and people living in poverty. 2020 is the year of unprecedented challenges, but we never gave up hope.Come Celebrate
Bebashi is a non-profit agency serving the Greater Philadelphia Area. We offer services for Sexual Health, Breast Health and Hunger Relief.Learn More
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At Bebashi, we provide free and confidential testing of HIV/AIDS and STI's as well as pregnancy. We also have an extensive prevention education program to provide our consumers and community resources on safe sex, preventative measures and treatment.Learn More
Bebashi’s Second Helping Food Pantry helps provides nutritious food for low-income individuals and families.Learn More
Bebashi is helping to eliminate breast cancer mortality by linking women of color to free screening and mammograms.Learn More
With Bebashi's new HYPE program, we are working to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst MSM and Trans-identified individuals of color. Our monthly KiKi lounges to celebrate the Philadelphia ballroom community and various events serve as a safe haven for our LGBTQAI friends.Learn More
To describe these as challenging times is the greatest of understatements. While struggling under the weight of oppressive policies that have resulted in, among other things, more people losing their healthcare benefits; more deaths from opioid abuse and more people forced to survive on the streets, we are confronted by yet another pandemic, COVID-19, that the modern world has not seen since, well, HIV/AIDS.
While we have made considerable progress, in the latter, we have a long way to go with the former. With the most recent manifestation of murder of three unarmed black people at the hands of the police, it is no surprise that cities across the United States have exploded in pain, anger and hopelessness.
The U.S. was born and raised on protest, going back to the Boston Tea party, the Civil Rights movement, and more recently protests for gun control and against police violence. Sadly, this country also carries the weight of systemic racism and oppression against people of color (POC) that has helped to richly reward the few, while starving and subjugating the many.
Bebashi too, was founded out of protest against the lack of attention to and allocation of resources for POC at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Since that time in 1985, Bebashi has joined our communities, in our communities, to address the social determinants of health that have made POC more vulnerable to all the ills of our society, including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.
We at Bebashi, stand in solidarity with the spirit of peaceful protest against that systemic oppression and condemn those who would use this opportunity to sew mayhem. We also pledge to continue our mission to advocate for social justice so until there are no longer “second class citizens” in the country. Through this time of despair, we will continue to help our communities Transition to Hope.
Be Well and Stay Safe.
Gary Bell, Executive Director
Our mission is to empower people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being by providing access to culturally sensitive high quality healthcare, HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services.
In the past year Bebashi provided:
Want to read more about 2018's mission and impact? Download Bebashi's Annual Report outlining our progress and outcomes.
If you have any questions about HIV/AIDS, need a test, or just want someone to talk to, stop by our office or give us a call. All information is confidential.
Bebashi is working to eliminate these problems. Contact us to learn how we can help you.
1235 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Mon-Wed, Fri: 9 to 5
Thursday: 9 to 7
HIV and STI screening is available M-F up until one hour before closing.