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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. Health & Wellness Navigation services assist youth and families to find affirming providers.

Drop-In Centers

Health & Wellness Navigation

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 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 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.

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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