The Center expanded LGBTQ Safe STAY from four beds to up to 21 beds for transitional age youth ages 18-24, The new LGBTQ Safe STAY Wellness Center is a space designed by and for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth.
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The Hillcrest Youth Center moved to its forever home, which features multiple rooms to host activities and resources for youth, including the community closet, a game room, library, lounge, kitchenette, and a private area for therapy and HIV testing.
The Center brought back the Red Hot Dance, an event that celebrates the diversity of queer women with music, dancing, drinks, food, and community.
The Center gathered community to celebrate The Respect for Marriage Act which guarantees federal recognition and protection of same-sex and interracial marriages.
In response to the MPOX outbreak in San Diego, The Center co-hosted a community forum and held vaccination clinics in our parking lot. The Center also launched a successful MPOX campaign to prevent the spread of the virus.
During The Center’s closure due to the pandemic, the main facility at 3909 Centre Street received upgrades including new floors, new lighting, a new welcome desk and lobby area, renovated restrooms, a new Sexual Health & Wellness Lounge, new community meeting rooms, and improvements to the sound system in the..Read More