Creating a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive means empowering all LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24, with help they need to reach their full potential. All services are free to youth.
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s youth programs offer an array of services for LGBTQ+ youth, their family, friends, and allies. Our goal is to provide youth housing, workshops, social enrichment, and leadership opportunities that lead to improved economic and social justice, mental and physical health, and self-sufficiency.
Drop-In Center: During COVID-19, the Q-Spot is open 5-days a week from12-6 p.m. The Q-Spot offers LGBTQ+ and allied youth a brave space to hang out amongst community peers, play video games, watch TV, enjoy snacks, do homework, get help with job applications, financial aid, or other resources. Youth receive social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship. Free services include:
- Computer Lab & WiFi
- LGBTQ+ Library
- Art Projects
- Life-Skills Workshop
- HIV/HCV Testing
- Crisis Intervention
- Wednesday Youth Group (ages 13-17)
- Friday Youth Group (ages 18-24)
- Trans and Queer Youth Collective (TQYC, formerly Fair Oaks Group) (ages 12-17) http://TQYC.org
Individualized counseling and legal services are available for LGBTQ+ victims of crime by appointment
Homeless Youth Services:
- Showers and Laundry
- Food and Clothing Closet
- Survival Supplies
- Outlets for Phone Charging
- Emergency & Transitional Housing
- Case Management
Youth can earn free technology such as USB drives, portable chargers, phones, and laptops by participating in programs.
Advocacy and Resources: We provide support and outreach for school-based GSA/QSA groups and parents.
Youth Centered Events:
- Virtual events and actitivies
- Q-Prom (ages 13-21)
- Q-Spot Live at Pride
- Holiday Events
- Leadership & Advocacy Events
E-mail Jesse | ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 107
This program is funded by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), City of Sacramento, The California Endowment, LGBT Tech and PowerOn, and private community donors.