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208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011
212.620.7310

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Mon–Sat
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
LGBT Family Services

ABOUT FAMILY

We’ve supported thousands of LGBT families over the years and we are here for you, too. Our programs are designed to help LGBT families establish healthy relationships and community connections, and to provide information and support to help you reach your social, emotional and financial goals.

From questions about building a family, to parenting support and networking, couples/relationship and family counseling, legal and financial clinics, and medical resources and referrals, we can connect you with the information you need.

LGBT Family Building

Building Families

The Center is a leading expert in LGBT family building, providing a variety of resources for current and intended parents. No matter where you are on your path to parenthood, we offer the support, education and referrals you need to inform your journey. Our services include:

  • Information and support for current and prospective adoptive families, foster parents, single parents and co-parents
  • Planning for surrogacy and alternative insemination
  • Group support and networking
  • Legal clinics

To find out more about specific upcoming groups and events, please visit our Community Calendar.

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Strengthening Families

At The Center, we provide a wide range of support options for families, both of origin and affinity. We all face challenges in managing our relationships, and The Center is a supportive, affirming environment where you can find the help and information you need to keep your families and partnerships strong.

We offer a variety of services including:

  • Short and long term relationship/couples counseling
  • Counseling for families with LGBTQ youth
  • Financial and legal clinics
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LGBT Family Playday

Connecting Families

Whether you’re looking to become part of a community that reflects and affirms your identity or for ways to connect with other LGBT families, The Center is here for you. As your community center, we offer regular programming to support our rapidly growing community through:

  • Monthly Kidding Around play days for LGBT families
  • Groups for current and intended parents

To find out more about specific upcoming groups and events, please visit our Community Calendar.

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The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT)

The Center is invested in making all homes safe and affirming for LGBT youth. As part of our commitment to families, we offer The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy Certification Program (LIFT). LIFT is the first and only LGBTQ-specific family therapy certification program offering specialized training for clinicians to keep families with LGBTQ children unified, and support the reunification efforts of families who are separated from their LGBTQ children. Upon program completion, clinicians will receive 54 CE hours. This program is free to eligible clinicians for a limited time.

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FAMILY RESOURCES

The Center offers both personal and professional family resources, from general information about pregnancy, foster care and marriage to insurance enrollment, internships and professional training.

Sign up for the Center Families monthly e-newsletter for more information on programs and events.

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