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Creating Safe Spaces

Creating Safe Spaces

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.

Drop-In Centers

Empowering 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

Developing Allies

Developing Allies

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

Become an Ally

Community Education & Professional Development


Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Environments


Youth Outlook training sessions are led by licensed professionals and inform businesses, educators, and community groups on needs specific to the LGBTQ+ community, current trends in working with LGBTQ+ youth, and how to create LGBTQ+ inclusive environments.


Community Education

Sessions are led by a licensed Master of Social Work (MSW) and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Youth Outlook representative.

Presentations can be customized to your needs.

A series can be scheduled to allow for more in-depth and targeted training.

Continuing Education credits available on select topics.

Virtual and in-person sessions available.

Electronic copies of presentations and training materials included.

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Drop-In Centers


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

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

Elgin Drop-In
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Elgin Drop-In is currently not meeting in person.

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

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

Transcend Naperville Drop-In
geared toward trans and non-binary youth

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

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

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

Virtual Drop-In
geared toward youth 12-20 years old
Fridays, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Virtual Young Adult Drop-In
geared toward young adults 18-24 years old
Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

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