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Creating and Building Community

Drop-in centers are safe, supportive, and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and allies.

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

Our community allies include administrators, educators, corporate partners and individuals coming together to support LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

Become an Ally

"Youth Outlook helped to transform me from a disaffected youth, uninterested in life or community into a healthy and productive member of society. More importantly, though, Youth Outlook kept me alive. To this day, I maintain that I wouldn't have lived to see 18 had it not been for the support of this agency."

- Former Youth Participant

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Calendar

June 27, 2022
  • DeKalb Drop-In

    June 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    615 N 1st St, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

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  • Elgin Drop-In Center

    June 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    220 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

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June 28, 2022
  • Virtual LGBTQ+ Drop In Center

    June 28, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Email Danny.julius@youth-outlook.org for Zoom

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  • Joliet/Lockport Drop-In Center

    June 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Spanish Community Center 309 N Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60432, United States

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  • Naperville Drop-in

    June 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    25 E Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

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  • Ottawa Drop-In

    June 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Open Table UCC 910 Columbus Street Ottawa, IL

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June 29, 2022
  • Palatine Transcend Drop-In Center

    June 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    1025 N Smith St, Palatine, IL 60067, USA

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  • Thrive Parent/Caregiver Group

    June 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Naperville on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, Palatine on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

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  • Transcend Drop-in (Naperville)

    June 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    1828 Old Naperville Rd, Naperville, IL 60563, USA

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  • Young Adult Virtual Drop-In (18-24)

    June 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Email Joanna.Beaty@youth-outlook.org for Zoom

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