is now open
The LGBTQ+ Center had its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on National Coming Out Day, October 10, 2019. Thank you to everyone who has supported this amazing event!
Visit us during our teen and young adult center times and look forward to new upcoming events!
650 E. Algonquin Rd., STE 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
The purpose for our LGBTQ+ Center is a way for teens and young adults to express themselves freely. Some LGBTQ+ individuals who attend are not out or able to express themselves in every area of their lives so the center gives them a safe place to be themselves.
The idea is for teens and young adults to come and enjoy activities such as creative arts, movie or board game nights, yoga/meditation, community service activities, learning about inclusive positive healthy behaviors, and opportunities to collaborate on leadership activities. These activities were designed with the feedback provided by the LGBTQ+ therapeutic group that was conducted at the Kenneth Young Center. My background is also in Social Work and I am a licensed social worker however our programming is not clinically based.
We will start with a Check In/Welcome New Members. We’ll Segway into having announcements & 15 minute presentations on inclusive positive healthy behaviors or LGBTQ community presentations. But not everything can be so intense so we definitely want times where days are youth led. We’ll end with Check Out/Leave with Buddy.
LGBTQ+ Center Times
For LGBTQ+ Resources Check
out our Resource Guide!
(up to age 17)
First and Third Monday
Young Adult Center
Second and Fourth Monday
Community Youth service
Youth & Young Adult Survey
Community Youth Services is looking for your help! The Community Youth Services grant looks prevention of youth violence and delinquency. We are hoping that you can help us answer a few short questions on youth violence and delinquency. Please see the links to fill out the survey.
Thank you for your participation!