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LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

LGBTQ+ Support and Community Centers for Families in the New York Area

These organizations are places where kids and their families can find acceptance, support and resources.


Finding support and community can seem difficult for young people trying to figure out their identities, make connections, and find acceptance. We’ve compiled a list of community and support centers for every kid in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland and Bergen counties. These organizations provide social services, physical and mental health support, and a place to belong where LGBTQ teens can be celebrated for who they are, regardless of orientation.

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Manhattan

The NYC LGBT Center
208 W. 13th St., Greenwich Village
212-620-7310
Provides programs for health, wellness, and community, where everyone is celebrated for who they are.

The Door
555 Broome St., Soho
212-941-9090
The Door provides LGBTQ youth with counseling services, recreational activities, and leadership development opportunities.

The Ali Forney Center
224 W. 35th St., 15th Floor, Midtown
212-222-3427
Ali Forney is committed to protecting LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empowering them with the tools needed to live independently.

The Audre Lorde Project
147 W. 24th St., 3rd Floor, Chelsea
212-463-0342
A community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender nonconforming people of color.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 W. 18th St., Chelsea
212-271-7200
3144 3rd Ave., Bronx
718-215-1800
Offers health outreach programming and services to LGBTQ teens and young adults ages 13-24.

PFLAG NYC
130 E. 25th St., Suite M1, Kips Bay
646-240-4288 (Office); 212-463-0629 (Hotline)
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more.

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton St., Ground Floor, Bedford Stuyvesant
347-889-7719
Provides support and services to Brooklyn’s LGBTQ community through original programming, like the Pride Path for Young Adults, and partnerships with other organizations.

The Audre Lorde Project
85 S. Oxford St., Fort Greene
718-596-0342
A community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender nonconforming people of color.

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Queens

Queens LGBT Center (Q-Center)
37-18 Northern Blvd., Suite 107, Long Island City
718-514-2155
Q-Center is committed to helping LGBT people and their loved ones achieve their fullest potential through education, support and advocacy.

Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills
718-592-5757
The Queens Community House “Generation Q” program provides a safe, secure environment for any LGBT teen ages 13 and older.

Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights
718-429-5309
qphinfo@queenspridehouse.org
Queens Pride House empowers LGBT individuals in Queens to advocate for themselves and others and fosters acceptance in people and institutions serving the population. The House offers teen programming, like the Teen Pride Celebration, throughout the year.

 

LGBTQ Support Organizations on Long Island

Organizations in Nassau County

Pride for Youth
2050 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore
516-679-9000
Pride for Youth is a service and advocate for LGBTQ young people through age 30. The organization aims to enhances the health, wellness and cultural competency of people through education, support services, and youth development programs.

PFLAG Nassau
Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Drive, East Hills
516-484-1545
info@pflagli.org
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more. Monthly Long Island meetings alternate between Nassau and Suffolk locations.



Organizations in Suffolk County

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth
125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100, Hauppauge
631-665-2300
44 Union St., Sag Harbor
631-899-4950
Nassau location coming soon
LIGALY is a comprehensive, full-service agency working to build community and provide a safe space for youth and families through education, advocacy, empowerment, and social support services.

PFLAG Suffolk
Suffolk Y JCC
74 Hauppauge Road, Commack
631-462-9800
info@pflagli.org
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more. Monthly Long Island meetings alternate between Nassau and Suffolk locations.

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Westchester

The Loft Community Center
252 Bryant Ave., White Plains
914-948-2932
The Loft provides programming for LGBT people such as support groups, social groups and activities, education, health and wellness programs, and a full calendar of events.

LGBT Life Westchester
LGBT Life is a product of the Loft Community Center and serves as an online resource to connect LGBT individuals in Westchester with local opportunities for support, engagement, and connection.

Center Lane
845 N. Broadway, White Plains
914-761-0600
Westchester’s only center specifically meant for LGBTQ youth and teens.

Hudson Valley LGBT Community Center
300 Wall St., Kingston
845-331-5300
info@lgbtqcenter.org
Provides services, support, and community to LGBTQ individuals in Westchester while helping them reach their full potential.

PFLAG Westchester
252 Bryant Ave., White Plains
914-967-9429
info@pflagwestchester.org
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more.

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Rockland County

Rockland County Pride Center
28 S. Franklin St., Nyack
845-353-6300
Supports and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, challenges stereotypes and practices that adversely affect LBGTQ people, and provides a wide range of services to ensure equitable resources and opportunities for all–with no exceptions.

CANDLE Youth Pride
120 N. Main St., Suite 301, New City
845-634-6677
candle@candlerockland.com
CANDLE Youth Pride offers a Trans Youth Group for kids ages 12-18 and a TRUST support group for LGBTQ high school students and their allies to discuss topics in a safe, structured environment. Both groups meet each week in confidential locations.

PFLAG Rockland
PO Box 653, Palisades
845-2020-1620
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more.

 

LGBTQ Support Organizations in Bergen County

PFLAG Bergen
Temple Beth Or, 56 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township
bergenpflag@gmail.com
A partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people working together to build a better future for LGBT youth and adults through support groups and more. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month.

Pride Center of New Jersey
85 Raritan Ave., Suite 100, Highland Park
732-846-2232
host@pridecenter.org
The Pride Center provides a safe space for New Jersey’s LGBTQ community to connect with resources, meet new friends, and gain acceptance and understanding.

YouthConnect
Hudson Pride Center
176 Palisade Ave., 3 East, Jersey City
201-963-4779
Stephanie@hudsonpride.org
regina@hudsonpride.org
A group for LGBT youth ages 13-24 that offers events, empowerment workshops, job development assistance, tutoring, support groups, HIV testing and prevention education, and more. Meetings are held on Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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