Q-Spot Youth Programs

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Q-Spot Youth Programs2019-08-21T10:41:46-08:00

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: 7-days a week, 12-6 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

Support Groups:

  • Wednesday Youth Group (ages 13-17)
  • Friday Youth Group (ages 18-24)
  • Fair Oaks Group (ages 12-17)

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:

  • Q-Prom (ages 13-21)
  • Q-Spot Live at Pride
  • Holiday Events
  • Leadership & Advocacy Events

✉ E-mail Jesse Archer | ☏ (916) 442-0185 ext. 107

This program is funded in part 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. 

The Q-Spot is a drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 that is open seven days a week from 12 – 6 p.m. The Q-Spot is the starting point for LGBTQ+ youth to access resources at the Center, which include:

  • Support groups
  • Workshops
  • LGBTQ library
  • Social activities
  • Computer lab
  • Free HIV testing
  • Free counseling
  • Clothing closet
  • Housing
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower
  • Survival supplies

The Q-Spot is a brave space to hang out, be around a community of other LGBTQ+ and allied peers, play video games, watch TV, have snacks, do homework, and engage with Youth Advocates.

In partnership with LGBT Tech and PowerON youth utilizing services at the Q-Spot can earn free technology such as USB drives, portable phone chargers, phones, and laptops. Stop by the Q-Spot and speak with a staff member to get more details on this program.

This program is partially funded in part by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

The Center hosts a wide range of groups for youth. Groups are for LGBTQ and questioning youth to gather for facilitated discussions, guest speakers, activities, game nights, and activities.

If you are experience a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911.

Trans LifelineYou can call the Trans Lifeline 24/7 for support at 1-877-565-8860.

Trevor ProjectYou can call, text or chat with trained Trevor Project volunteers.

California Youth Crisis Line: You can call the CYCL 24/7 at 1-800-843-5200.

WEAVE: works to build a community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and teen dating violence and provides survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive.

Gender Health Centerworks with transgender, gender non-conforming, and questing people through supportive and affirming social activities, hormone clinics, counseling, transition services, and advocacy work.