Interfaith Cooperation

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  • Interfaith Immersion for all ages
  • Interfaith Gatherings for Conversation, Learning
  • Service-Learning Projects

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training

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  • Interfaith
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Racism

The Mission of
The Welcome Project PA

The Welcome Project PA strives to be a diverse, safe place for marginalized and vulnerable populations and seeks to bring about positive social change to improve the quality of life for these individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia.

Here at The Welcome Project PA, we provide educational resources, support groups, social activities and events, legal services, advocacy, food and nutrition services, interfaith learning and cooperation, and LGBT+ friendly, trauma-informed therapy, healing, and counseling. We serve newcomers to the US, Spanish-speaking communities, refugees, vulnerable faith communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and people living in poverty who lack the basic necessities.

La Misión del Proyecto de bienvenida PA

WPPA se esfuerza por ser un lugar diverso y seguro para las poblaciones marginadas y vulnerables y busca generar un cambio social positivo para mejorar la calidad de vida de familias e individuos en el Área Metropolitana de Filadelfia.

En WPPA, brindamos recursos educativos, grupos de apoyo, eventos sociales, servicios legales, abogacía, servicios de alimentos y nutrición, aprendizaje y cooperación interreligiosos, terapia psicológica, y asesoramiento para la comunidad LGBT+. Atendemos a recién llegados a los EE. UU., comunidades de habla hispana, refugiados, comunidades religiosas vulnerables, comunidades LGBTQ+ y personas que viven en pobreza y carecen de las necesidades básicas.

Upcoming Events

Próximos Eventos

Transgender Day of Visibility Support Group

Friday, March 31st

SAGA Discord Server

This International Transgender Day of Visibility, we will be hosting a special online support group.

Click here to Register!

Documentary Film Premiere: “See Me, Hear Me, Know Me: The Welcome Project PA”

Friday, April 14th
6:30pm VIP Reception
7:00pm Doors Open
7:15pm Program Begins

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

Big Picture Alliance and The Welcome Project PA / SAGA have partnered to bring you this documentary film, chronicling the development of Trans, Nonbinary, and Intersex Healthcare Best Practices, a training program that is helping to change the landscape of healthcare in the Philadelphia suburbs. Join us for this exciting premiere, along with live music, beverages, and refreshments!

We’re excited to welcome Congresswoman Madeleine Dean, Big Picture Alliance, Independence Public Media Foundation, Healtspark, and participants in the film for sharing and Q&A with the audience. Featuring live music by Jakeya Limitless.

Director: Eli Laban
Executive Producer: Aleks Martray
Production Coordinator: Gianna Brown
Associate Producer: Josh Blakesley

With special thanks to:
UU Fund for a Just Society, Temple Jeanes Campus, Independence Public Media Foundation, and Healthspark.

ASL Interpreting Services Available 

Click here to Register!

Queer Clothing Swap

Friday, April 28th

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

Join us for a spring Clothing Swap! Bring your gently used spring clothes as well as your formal wear to swap for our upcoming Queer Prom! (We will have lots of clothes, so don’t worry if you can’t bring any to give away, we’d still love to have you there!)

ASL Interpreting Services Available

Click here to Register!

Queer Prom!

Saturday, May 20th

Location: The Welcome Project PA – 350 S York Rd Hatboro, PA 19040

Deadline to register is April 20th!

(Please note: We may have to cancel if there is not enough interest by the 20th. If that is the case, all tickets will be refunded.)

Join us for a Queer Prom for all ages! We’ll have food, music by DJ Trish, and great company!

ASL Interpreting Services Available

Click here for tickets!

Click here to sponsor!

Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival

Sunday, June 25th

Join us for our 3rd annual Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival at the beautiful Abington Art Center! Bucks-Mont PRIDE is a family-friendly event with food trucks, live music, activities, vendors, and more!

ASL Interpreting Services Available

Click to find out more!

Check our calendar for our regular programming!


Meet Our Staff

Conozca a nuestro personal

Josh Blakesley

Josh Blakesley

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Niki Kulp

Niki Kulp, MSS, LCSW

(she/her/hers or they/them/theirs)
Co-Founder, Associate Executive Director

aimee goldsmith

Aimee Goldsmith

Co-Founder, Co-director of Development and Programs

LaTanya E. Jones

LaTanya E. Jones, MSM, NIC, MSW, MEd

Co-director of Development, Therapist, ASL Interpreter

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Joseph Torre, M.Ed.

Director of Youth Programs, HR Administrator, Therapist

Jai Thompson

Jai Thompson

Support Group Facilitator

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Ames Ryan Capomacchio, MA, LPC

Support Group Facilitator

Vena Guzman, MSW, LSW

Support Group Facilitator

Support Our Work

Be part of The Welcome! Thanks to your generosity, we are making our communities truly welcoming to those who have faced discrimination, marginalization, and hardship.


Apoye nuestro trabajo

¡Sé parte de WPPA! Gracias a su generosidad, estamos haciendo que nuestras comunidades sean verdaderamente acogedoras para aquellos que han enfrentado discriminación, marginación y dificultades.


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