The Center offers free & rapid HIV testing on-site thanks to our community partners.
Every Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
(Safe on the Scene & Planned Parenthood)
Every Wednesday, 3:00 - 7:00 PM
1st & 3rd, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
2nd, 4th & 5th, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic
The Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic will be offering free Massage, Reiki and Herbal Medicine at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. Please join us on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 pm.
Massages will be fifteen to twenty-minute-long back rubs that take place fully clothed. Massage is proven to be beneficial for a number of health-related reasons, including pain relief, relaxing over-used muscles, enhancing the body's immune system, and even lessening depression and anxiety.
Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs.
Herbalism is the practice of using plants for health and healing. Herbalism is used both preventatively and therapeutically for illnesses, and generally applies an integrated view of physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. A typical meeting with an herbalist will last about an hour. Meetings take place in a confidential space with you and the herbalist.
For more information about the Lake Effect LGBTQ Alternative Health Clinic, click http://www.lakeeffectclinic.org/.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00—5:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM—1:00 PM
Members of the LGBTQ community who have been victims of crime or experienced trauma, can contact the LGBT Center to be connected with Marissa Patsey, LPC from May Dugan Center.
Marissa provides ongoing therapy services at the LGBT Center and can refer for access to wrap-around services offered by May Dugan, including case management, education services, and help with finding food, housing or employment. For more information, contact Marissa Patsey at 216-651-5428 x 112.
Free Chair Massage
Every Friday, The Center offers free 15 minute chair massages by walk-in.
Tai Chi & Reiki
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tai-chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching) There is no fee for those attending either or both Tai-Chi and Reiki.
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Senior Chair Yoga
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Every Friday, The Center offers free chair yoga as part of our SAGE 50+ program. The yoga is designed for seniors and our instructor will make the practice work for you.
Applewood Young Adult Counseling Services
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland has partnered with Applewood Centers, Inc to provide mental health counseling services for youth and young adults, ages 14-24 on Tuesday evenings.
Call the Center at (216) 651-5428 for referral information.