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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.




The 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. 


April activities at the Q Center.



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Questions? QCenterCNY@ACRHealth.org



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