Anonymous HIV Testing Free, anonymous, rapid HIV testing is available at the Center. Mondays 5pm - 7:30pm, Wednesdays (first & third) 5pm - 7:30pm ; (Second & Fourth) 4pm -7:30pm This HIV testing is provided by the Free Clinic, Cleveland Treatment Center's Project SAFE (Stay AIDS Free through Education) and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Please call ahead to confirm the availability.
Anti-Violence Program/Hate Crimes Reporting The Center’s program of support for people dealing with their sexuality, and documenting cases of discrimination, abuse, harassment and violence. Staff is on call for phone and drop-in help during regular business hours.
Center Space Our large facility hosts meeting or event space for local LGBT groups, associations, planning boards and other organizations.
Northeast Ohio LGBT Archives In collaboration with the Western Reserve Historical Society, this program documents the achievements of LGBT people living in the Western Reserve area prior to 1970.
Resource Center The largest of its kind in the Midwest, our Resource Center offers more than 500 brochures, newsletters, newspapers, job postings, and housing postings for and about the LGBT community.
The Center offers free short-term counseling support for individuals and couples who meet income and other eligibility criteria. Counseling Support Services are for individuals or couples ages 14+. Limited to 10 sessions at the discretion of the counselor. Services are staffed by a licensed mental health professional and by master's level interns. Appointments are required and services are subject to change based on staff availability.
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland - 6600 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 - Tel: 216-651-5428 • A WORKING WEBSITE
COUNSELING SUPPORT SERVICES
The Center offers FREE counseling support for youth ages 14 -24 and adults who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay. Staffed by a professional counselor and master's degree candidates with experience working with the LGBT population. Counseling Support Services are short-term and solution focused.
The program is limited to counseling and do not offer medication management services.
Counseling Support Services include, but are not limited to: psychosocial intake and assessment; individual, couple, family and group counseling; consultation and referral.
The LGBT Community Center offers young people ages 14-24 a comprehensive sexual health program called Be Sex Smart that addresses HIV prevention and overall wellness.
Based on a series of workshops created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this intervention provides young people with a confidential, small group environment where they can ask questions and openly discuss matters of concern.
Program activity centers on self-esteem, HIV/STD/STI prevention, healthy relationship building, assertiveness, coping skills and problem solving. The sessions are as follows, and their success depends on the youth participants:
Session 1: Learning the Language of HIV and other STD/STIs
Session 2: Assessing Personalized Risk
Session 3: Learning How to Use Condoms
Session 4: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
Session 5: Recognizing and Coping with Feelings
Session 6: Negotiating Effectively
Session 7: Self-Talk - Switching Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts
Session 8: Practicing Safer Sex
Session 9: Individualized Counseling
Session 10: Visit to a Community Health Resource
If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this unique learning experience, please contact Program Activities Coordinator, Keara Mullen, KMullen@LGBTCleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 ext. 17, to get more information and to sign up.
Youth and young adults are also welcome to join us every Monday and Wednesday, 3-8pm for cooking, art, social and recreational activities.