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208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011
212.620.7310

Building Hours

Mon–Sat
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

FAMILY & YOUTH

The Center is committed to helping members of the LGBT community enrich their lives through services and programs that support growth and connection. Through our programming for families and youth, we have provided the guidance that thousands of families have needed to grow, and the foundation from which thousands of LGBT young people have flourished.

Whether you are working on your relationship, exploring parenthood or considering coming out, or if you are looking to connect with others who share your experiences, The Center is here to give support and help you reach your potential as a partner, parent or young person.

INSURANCE
ENROLLMENT

The Center is a designated navigator for the NY State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace. We offer insurance enrollment support to help you navigate the options available.

PROFESSIONAL
RESOURCES

For professionals interested in training and internships, The Center offers several options to support your career development.

FAMILY

As the needs of the LGBT community evolve, The Center’s programming and services evolve to meet them. At The Center, we provide a wide range of support options for you and your family. From assistance with building your family to strengthening your relationships and connecting with community, we offer a variety of resources to help your family stay connected and achieve your goals.

Our programming and service areas for families include:

For as many ways as you can define family, The Center is here to provide support.

THE CENTER STORY: FAMILY

The Center's staff has been so helpful and encouraging…we’re very thankful. G & H Center community members

“As a binational couple, we’ve faced all sorts of obstacles along our journey in making a life together. The Center's staff has been so helpful and encouraging.

Their counseling services have provided us with a great set of skills to help us nurture ourselves as a family. We’re very thankful.”

YOUTH

As a young member of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community, you may face unique issues and challenges. The Center provides a safe, affirming environment where you can socialize with peers, find support for coming out, connect with friends and family, and find the confidence to just be you, regardless of the difficulties you may face.

The Center hosts a range of youth social events, support groups and leadership programs for young people who are 13-21 years old. From dances, movie screenings and open mic nights to summer camp, discussion groups and resources, The Center has something for everyone.

Our programming and services areas for LGBTQ youth include:

To learn more The Center’s programs for young people, please speak with a screening counselor at 646.556.9300.

THE CENTER STORY: YOUTH

I like being a part of something that creates change in a community. There’s always more to learn, and always ways to improve. Victor Youth programming participant

At 17 years old, Victor came to The Center to find a community. He was shy at first, but quickly became interested in the Youth program’s work and wanted to take a more active role. He has now served as a Family Group Leader at Camp, where he creates a dialogue on health issues with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention, and as a Smoke-Free Project Intern, a Youth

Organizer, an instructor at The Center’s computer classes for seniors, a peer educator and a Safe Schools Program participant, which helped high school students organize and create gay-straight alliance groups. He recently received the Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist in Washington, DC, at American University!

INTERNSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

INTERNSHIPS

The Center offers field internship placements in multiple program areas. These educational opportunities are for students pursuing degrees in social work (MSW), counseling (MHC), marriage and family therapy (MFT), psychology (PhD, Psy-D) and addiction (CASAC-T) who are seeking to work with the LGBT communities.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

The Center has been providing technical assistance to organizations, service providers and government agencies since our inception in the 1980s. Through specialized training sessions, our workshops offer important information, resources and creative clinical skills to help professional care providers better serve their LGBT clients.

For more information on The Center’s internships and professional training, call 646.556.9300 or email internships@gaycenter.org.

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