LGBTQ+ Center

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Fill out this form to hear about our groups, events and trainings for:

 

  • Middle school youth

  • High school youth

  • Young adults (18-24)

  • Parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth

  • Businesses and organizations

 

 

 

 

For questions, please contact: lgbtqcenter@kennethyoung.org

LGBTQ+ Center

The KYC LGBTQ+ Center is a safe space for youth and allies to express themselves, explore their identities, and find community with other LGBTQ+ youth (11-17) and young adults (18-24). We are the first and only drop-in center dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ+ youth in the Northwest suburbs. Our staff strives to provide affirming services and resources for anyone who comes to the center.

 

We offer weekly events, like queer game and movie night, monthly free HIV testing, access to our game and book library, and other helpful information that will connect LGBTQ+ youth with support services.

 

We also provide trainings to schools, businesses, and other organizations about building capacity to work with LGBTQ+ youth. Contact lgbtqcenter@kennethyoung.org for more information.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have stopped all in-person events and will be hosting events virtually until further notice.

 

We want to know what support you need right now. Please take our 3 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lgbtquarantine

 

Want to get connected? Follow us on social media or contact our email:

 

Tik Tok: @kyc.lgbtqcenter

Instagram: @kyc.lgbtqcenter

Twitter: @kyc_lgbtqcenter

Email: lgbtqcenter@kennethyoung.org

For LGBTQ+ Resources Check

out our Resource Guide!

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LGBTQ+ training series

JUNE 10: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Intersectionality

A one day, cost-free virtual training for professionals,

families, youth and community members

 

 

More LGBTQ+ Center news and helpful articles

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650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5939
CPYD.coalition@gmail.com
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Funding provided in whole or in part to the Kenneth Young Center by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).