Hillcrest Youth Center
In order to develop into successful and fully participating citizens, our youth need a safe, welcoming and affirming space where they can be themselves and access the resources they need. The Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) is the first drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs LGBTQ and non-binary youth, as well as youth living with HIV.
The HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth ages 10-13 and Thursdays for youth ages 18-24. You’ll find computer access, health education, basic financial education, youth leadership training, HIV prevention education, life skills training workshops, discussion groups, creative and performing arts programming, and amazing social activities.
For more information, contact the HYC coordinator at HYC@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x122.
The Hillcrest Youth Center is located at:
1807 Robinson Ave, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92103
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 3:00 – 7:00pm (ages 10-13)
Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00pm (ages 14-18)
Thursday: 3:00 – 7:00pm (ages 18-24)
Friday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm (ages 14-18)
2nd and 4th Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm
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Youth Groups and Activities
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-13. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 10-13 /// Tuesdays, 3:00-7:00pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information email@example.com.
Ages 14-18 /// Wednesdays, and Fridays 3:00-7:00pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
Open drop-in space for LGBTQ+ Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 18-24. A great space to hang out, socialize, connect with mentors, or participate in discussion groups, activities, and workshops. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 18-24 /// Thursdays, 3:00-7:00pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
This is a closed discussion group for youth identifying as transgender, non-binary, or questioning their gender. For more information contact email@example.com
Ages 10-13 /// Tuesdays 5:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
Ages 14-18 /// Fridays 5:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
This is a closed group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 identifying as male, transgender man, or masc to share space, stories, discussions, and community related to the masculine experience. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 14-18 /// 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month 5:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
This weekly discussion group is a space to check in and discuss wellness and current life events amongst LGBTQ+ peers. For more information contact email@example.com.
Ages 14-18 /// 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month 5:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
This weekly discussion group is a space to discuss and process current events, and topics around gender and sexuality. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 10-13 /// Tuesdays 4:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
This weekly discussion group is a space to discuss and process current events and topics around gender and sexuality. For more information contact email@example.com.
Ages 14-18 /// Wednesdays 3:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
Friday open hours at HYC are a fun mix of music, movies, board games, video games, arts and crafts, charades, and more! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 14-18 /// Fridays 3:00pm-7:00pm at Hillcrest Youth Center
The Rainbow Prom provides LGBTQ youth a safe, welcoming and affirming event where they can express themselves. LGBTQ youth want to go to prom, dress up and dance with that special someone, just like everyone else. Queer Royalty! Free! Great food! Awesome music! For more info. contact
The Queen Eddie Conlon Youth Fund was established by City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, co-founder of the Imperial Court de San Diego, Imperial Court board member Nathan Garcia, and the Imperial Court de San Diego in conjunction with The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Named in honor of LGBT community leader, army veteran, columnist and entertainer Eddie Conlon, the Fund provides assistance to San Diego youth for education-related expenses, books, supplies and clothing.
Additional information and an online application can be found here.