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LGBTQ+ Youth Services

Drop-in centers are safe, supportive, and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to meet, socialize, and talk about topics that matter to them. Health & Wellness Navigation services assist youth and families to find affirming providers.

Drop-In Centers

Health & Wellness

Support for Families

Thrive, a drop-in center for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth, provides an informal and confidential space to share stories and get questions answered.


Family Resources

Community Education and Professional Development

Community Education and Professional Development

Workshops and training sessions help businesses, educators, and the community create safe, affirming practices and LGBTQ+ inclusive environments.


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Drop-In Centers


DeKalb Drop-In
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Peoria Drop-In
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Joliet/Lockport Drop-In
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Naperville Drop-In
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Virtual Drop-In
geared toward youth 12-20 years old
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Ottawa Drop-In
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Transcend Palatine Drop-In
geared toward trans and non-binary youth, but open to all
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Transcend Naperville Drop-In
geared toward trans and non-binary youth, but open to all
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.-9:00 pm.

Virtual Young Adult Drop-In
geared toward young adults 18-24 years old
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Thrive Parent/Caregiver Group
geared toward caregivers of teens and young adults
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

*Opening June 13th* Bolingbrook Summer Drop-In
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Downers Grove Drop-In
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Elmhurst Drop-In
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sterling Drop-In
Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Q Chat Space
Fridays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Rainbow Sprouts
2nd/4th Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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