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Q Center Mohawk Valley

 

The Q Center Mohawk Valley is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather. Q Center programming seeks to promote equality, celebrate diversity, and create a safer, more accepting and inclusive community for all.

 


The Q Center Mohawk Valley offers:

 

  • After-School Programs: 
    Drop in time includes opportunities for tutoring, college counseling, meeting with our Case Manager, the Eddie Future Greatness Scholarship, which provides four monetaary awards a year to college bound Q members, and access to computers.
     
  • Support Groups:
    We offer weekly and biweekly support groups, such as LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-17), LGBTQ Young Adults (ages 23-29), TransYouth, and TransParent, to name a few.
     
  • Case Management:
    Case Management services are available for LGBTQ youth who need assistance with housing, advocacy, medical care, mental health services, transportation, identity documents, and other issues. 
     
  • Outreach & Education:
    Cultural Competency/LGBTQ Sensitivity trainings for agencies and organizations are available free of charge. Additionally, we offer support to local Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.
     
  • Special Events: 
    Annual Pride Prom, Q Pride Celebration, trip to Albany, NY to lobby legislators, and several more. These events provide semi-structured socialization time, for youth to connect and realize they are not alone.

 

May activities at Q Center Mohawk Valley.

 

The Q Center Mohawk Valley is funded in part by the NYS Department of Health and the United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica. 

 

Q Center Utica News

 

  • Volunteers are an integral part of Q Center operations - mentoring, teaching, and chaperoning at social events.
  • To become a volunteer, fill out our application.

 

 

Questions? QCenterMV@ACRHealth.org

 

Q Center Utica Support Group times:

 

  • Utica LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-17): Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • TransYouth (13-29): Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • TransParent Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Q Kids  (8-12): 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • LGBTQ Young Adults (ages 18-29): Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Cazenovia LGBTQ: 1st Monday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.