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LGBTQ Safe STAY Wellness Center

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.

The New Hillcrest Youth Center

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.

Return of the Red Hot Dance

The Center brought back the Red Hot Dance, an event that celebrates the diversity of queer women with music, dancing, drinks, food, and community.

Celebrating The Respect for Marriage Act

The Center gathered community to celebrate The Respect for Marriage Act which guarantees federal recognition and protection of same-sex and interracial marriages.

The Center responds to MPOX

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.

The Center’s Open House

The Center hosts an Open House in May to welcome the community back to The Center once COVID vaccines and boosters are available to the public. The Open House brings over 400 community members to learn about The Center’s programs and services.

New STI Screening Services

The Center announces new STI screening services to complement our BeTheGeneration Sexual Health and Wellness program. The Center now offers chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screenings as well as HIV and Hepatitis C testing.

Updates to The Center’s main facility

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

Updates to Sunburst Youth Housing Project

The Sunburst Youth Housing Project, that also houses Safe S.T.A.Y. an overnight emergency housing program for LGBTQ youth, received much needed renovations including new windows, cool-flat roof system, exterior patching and paint.

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