For Youth

Youth Outlook offers safe, supportive, and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the community.  Please see below for our list of Drop-In Centers, including locations and suggested ages.

Our Drop-In Centers meet weekly and are a social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ+ young people and talk about a variety of topics that really matter to them.  Whatever the topic, Youth Outlook’s Drop-In centers provide a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe, supported, and celebrated. All groups welcome youth ages 12-20.

Current Drop-In Center Meeting Times & Locations

Please Note:  Unless noted below, Drop-In Centers are currently being held as in-person activities.  Masks and temperature checks are required and social distance guidelines are followed per the IDPH guidelines.

 

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

1st Congregational Church
615 N. 1st Street
DeKalb, IL


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

First United Methodist Church
1032 Maple Ave.
Downers Grove, IL


Elgin Drop-In
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Elgin Drop-In is currently not meeting in person.  We encourage participants to attend the virtual drop-in.


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

Bethel UCC
315 E. St. Charles Road (enter through Bethel House door on Huntington)
Elmhurst, IL


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

First Congregational Church
25 E. Benton Avenue
Naperville, IL


Transcend Naperville Drop-In
geared toward trans and non-binary youth 
Wednesdays, 6:50-900 p.m. (doors can not be opened before 6:50)

DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church
1828 Old Naperville Road
Naperville, IL

Please email b.wenzel@youth-outlook.org for additional information


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

Open Table UCC
910 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL


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

Countryside Unitarian Church
1025 N. Smith Street
Palatine, IL


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

First Presbyterian Church
410 2nd Avenue
Sterling, IL

Please email karol.teal@youth-outlook.org for more information


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

Zoom- Please email danny.julius@youth-outlook.org 


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

Zoom- Please email joanna.beaty@youth-outlook.org