LGBTQ+ Center

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, access to our game and book library, soon to have free HIV testing 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.



In person Events: All in-person events require face coverings over the nose and mouth. We will also be checking temperatures at the door. Capacity is limited to 16 persons. Virtual event are held through Zoom.



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

Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter:  @kyc_lgbtqcenter

Facebook: Search KYC Lgbtq+ Center or @kyc.lgbtqcenter



Ages 14-17 - High School

Ages 18-24 

Parents and Family members of LGBTQ+ Youth

Professional Businesses and Organizations

For LGBTQ+ Resources Check

out our Resource Guide!

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LGBTQ+ training series

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Intersectionality





More LGBTQ+ Center news and helpful articles


650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5939
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Funding provided to the Kenneth Young Center by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Public Health Association, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, and Schaumburg Township.