The Q Center Central New York is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather. Q Center programming seeks to promote equality, celebrate diversity, and create a safer, more accepting and inclusive community for all.

The Q Center CNY 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 13-17), Steppin’ Out (ages 18-25), TransYouth, TransParent, and Queer Girls, to name a few.  We also offer case management services, mental health assessment & affirming mental health referrals to youth and families in need.

Outreach & Education:
Cultural Competency/LGBTQ Sensitivity trainings for agencies and organizations are available free of charge. Additionally, we offer support to local Gay-Straight Alliances in schools

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.


United WayThe Q Center is funded in part by the NYS Department of Health, Onondaga County Department of Aging & Youth, OnCare, and the United Way of Central New York. 


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Q Center
835 Hiawatha Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13204

Q Center Support Group Times

  • LGBTQ Youth & Allies (ages 13-17): Tuesdays, Drop in from 2:30-6:00, group from 6:00-8:00
  • TransYouth (13-25): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • TransParent Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • TransSiblings Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Q Kids, (8-12): 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m
  • Steppin’ Out (ages 18-25): Drop in 2:30-6:00, Group 6:00-8:00