Community Resources

Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBTQIA+ Community Center, includes an entertainment venue, an organic grocery store, a café, a technology center, a gymnasium, a theater and a number of other unique gathering spaces. The Center on Halsted also houses a number of organizations serving Chicago's LGBTQIA+ community. Current services include support groups for youth and seniors; psychotherapy services; an info line for LGBTQIA+ individuals and a hotline for HIV and STD concerns; prevention, treatment, and advocacy related to domestic violence; and a range of life-enrichment programs.

Chicago Gender Society

Chicago Gender Society provides education, support, social opportunities and out-reach to the Transgender and Transsexual Community. The goal of CGS is to provide educational activities for its members, the transgendered community and its supporters and the general public. It seeks to promote a positive self-image for transgender individuals in the business community, in the media, and general public.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Since 1985, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has led the fight against HIV/AIDS in metropolitan Chicago. AFC grants funding for local HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, advocates for sound AIDS policy and increased public support for AIDS services, and through our Service Providers Council, develops and implements strategies for coordinating AIDS care.

Broadway Youth Center

Broadway Youth Center offers comprehensive services to youth, ages 12-24 including a safe space for young people experiencing homelessness.

  • 3179 N Broadway
  • (773) 935-3151
Chicago Go Pride

Chicago Go Pride provides information on events, news, businesses, and more in Chicago.

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest national organization bringing together gay and straight teachers, parents, students, counselors, and other concerned citizens and youth workers for the purpose of taking action to end homophobia in our schools.

Gender Queer Chicago

Gender Queer Chicago, a grassroots, peer-led group that works to create safe spaces for all of us to talk about, think about, explore, and express gender.

La Casa Norte

La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.

The Night Ministry

The Night Ministry provides housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness.

Project VIDA

Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side.