Lara Brooks at the Broadway Youth Center has shared this great resource guide for LGBT youth in Chicago. It includes community organizing groups that engage LGBT youth as leaders; resources that provide support in dealing with the criminal legal system; street outreach, housing and drop-in programs; and a syringe exchange program.
The Broadway Youth Center is one of the groups featured on our website and online report, for their work to engage transgender young women through TWISTA. If you’d like to read more about their services, here is a guide to what BYC does.
So often, young people don’t know where to turn for help, and adults at our agencies don’t know what to suggest. The Taskforce wants to help connect all of our work, to make Chicago safer for young people. If your program has created similar resource guides that you would like to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.