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The Q Center Central New York 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 CNY offers:

 

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.

 

After-School Programs:

Drop in time every week includes opportunities for tutoring, college counseling, the Eddie Future Greatness Award which provides 4 monetary awards a year to college bound Q members, a large LGBTQ library, and the David Bohnett CyberCenter, offering state-of-the-art resources and technology.

 

Support Groups:

We offer weekly and biweekly support groups, such as LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-17), Steppin’ Out (ages 18-25), TransYouth, TransParent, and Queer Girls, to name a few.  We also offer case management services, mental health assessment & affirming mental health referrals to youth and families in need.

 

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.

 

The Q Center is funded in part by the NYS Department of Health, Onondaga County Department of Aging & Youth, OnCare, and the United Way of Central New York. 

 

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Questions? QCenterCNY@ACRHealth.org

 

 

Q Center

617 West Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

315.701.2431

 

Q Center Support Group times:

 

  • •         LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-17): Tuesdays, Drop in from 2:30-6:00, group from 6:00-8:00
    •         TransYouth (13-25): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    •         TransParent Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    •         TransSiblings Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    •         Queer Girls Group (for female-identified youth who identify as anything other than straight):  2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    •         Q Kids, (8-12): 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    •         Steppin’ Out (ages 18-25): Drop in 2:30-6:00, Group 6:00-8:00
    •         Youth of Color (13-23): 2nd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00