The Q Center at ACR Health is a 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 Center program provides services in Central New York, Northern New York, and The Mohawk Valley.

The Q Center Offers

Case Management:
Case management services are available for LGBTQ youth who need assistance with housing, advocacy, medical care, mental health services, transportation, identity documents, and other issues.

After-School Programs:
Drop in time every week includes opportunities for tutoring, college counseling, the Eddie Future Greatness Award which provides 4 monetary awards a year to college bound Q members, a large LGBTQ library, and the David Bohnett CyberCenter, offering state-of-the-art resources and technology.

Support Groups:
We offer weekly and biweekly support groups, such as:

  • LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-18)
  • LGBTQ Young Adults (ages 18-25)
  • Q Kids (ages 12 and under)
  • QT’s of Color (ages 13-25)
  • TransParent Group (for parents/caregivers of transgender & gender-expansive youth)

Outreach & Education:
Cultural Competency/LGBTQ Sensitivity trainings for agencies and organizations are available free of charge.

Special Events:
Annual Pride Prom, Q Pride Celebration, trip to Albany, NY to lobby legislators, and several more. These events provide semi-structured socialization time, for youth to connect and realize they are not alone.

School-Based GSA Support/Education
The Q Center provides technical assistance to school-based Gender & Sexuality alliances.

Free LGBTQ-Affirming HIV/STD Testing
The Q Center offers free and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.

For providers or individuals, please fill out and return this form for referrals.

Q Center Events – September 2021 »

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 QCenter@ACRHealth.org.

 

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

The Q Center is funded in part by the NYS Department of Health, Onondaga County Department of Aging & Youth, OnCare, the United Way of Central New York, Northern New York, the Valley & Greater Utica, and the Jefferson County Youth Bureau.

Q Center News

Questions? QCenter@ACRHealth.org

Q Center
835 Hiawatha Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13204
315.701.2431

Q Center Support Group Times

Please reach out to us at QCenter@ACRHealth.org or by calling 315-475-2430 to get the most up to date group schedule.