The Q Centers at ACR Health are safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies to gather, share, and receive support. Q Center programming promotes equality, celebrates diversity, provides resources that cultivate pride and leadership skills, and strives to create a safe and inclusive community for all.

Through our programs and services, we provide the guidance and support LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and their families need to thrive, and the foundation from which LGBTQ+ youth can succeed throughout their lives.

The Q Centers offer:

  • Social support groups for LGBTQ+ youth and families
  • Afterschool and drop-in programs
  • Case Management for LGBTQ+ youth
  • Free LGBTQ-affirming testing for HIV and STDs
  • Field Trips and special events
  • School-based GSA support and education
  • Independent Living Skills workshops
  • LGBTQ Cultural Competency/Responsiveness workshops
  • Advocacy and support for parents of LGBTQ+ children/youth
  • Educational awards and emergency assistance through Eddie’s Future Greatness Awards

Due to COVID-19, the Q Center is currently meeting online and providing some in-person services. Please contact us if you have any questions at (315) 475-2430 or email us at qcentercny@acrhealth.org.

 

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helpful links to affirming providers both in and out of our region.

 

Central New York

Syracuse, NY
(315) 898-2456

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Mohawk Valley

Utica, NY
(315) 898-2515

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Northern New York

Watertown, NY
(315) 898-2515

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