“The way a person thinks can be a trigger for more of the same. It comes down to what they think about and how they think about it.” Anonymous
A 180 degree turn: change in direction; re-shaping; shifting; transformation..
The Project 180 program provides educational and training presentations to organizations on the issues that effect the LGBT population. The goal of Project 180 is to increase awareness and knowledge; increase cultural sensitivity and competency; assist organizations in creating safe work and educational environments; and to create a slight, yet significant change in how the LGBT community is perceived and treated, with the ultimate goal of increasing support for a disenfranchised, and often discriminated against, population.
The Project 180 Speaker’s Bureau consists of a group of experienced public speakers who represent the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, and have been trained to present on the issues effecting the LGBT population.
A variety of organizations make frequent requests of the LGBT Center for educational, awareness and training needs. We have provided presentations to schools, colleges, hospital staff, churches and companies. Our audiences have included; The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Association of School Psychologists, local public and private schools, residential treatment facilities, and churches to name a few.
One or two presentations are offered, depending on the audience; Issues Effecting LGBT Individuals or Safe Schools. The Issues Effecting LGBT Individuals presentation offers basic terminology and definitions, the various forms of discrimination (religious, legal, housing, employment, health), addresses mental and medical health issues, and offers recommendations and suggestions for creating a safe work environment. The Safe Schools presentation offers basic terminology and definitions, addresses the issues of LGBT students (bullying, harassment, educational issues), developmental issues, mental health issues and offers recommendations and suggestions for creating a safe school environment. Both presentations are offered in Power Point and include current statistics and research data and resources. Presentations can be tailored to an organizations needs, and are generally 60-90 minutes in length.
Please call for pricing and scheduling: Contact: (216) 651-5428 ext. 12 or Info@LGBTcleveland.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Pricing: Regular Rate: $280 per presentation Non-profit Rate: $180 per presentation* Educational Institutions: $180 per presentation
Each presentation is between 60 to 90 minutes in length.
*For non-profit/educational institutions, please email us if the pricing is prohibitive.
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland - 6600 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 - Tel: 216-651-5428 • A WORKING WEBSITE
COUNSELING SUPPORT SERVICES
The Center offers FREE counseling support for youth ages 14 -24 and adults who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay. Staffed by a professional counselor and master's degree candidates with experience working with the LGBT population. Counseling Support Services are short-term and solution focused.
The program is limited to counseling and do not offer medication management services.
Counseling Support Services include, but are not limited to: psychosocial intake and assessment; individual, couple, family and group counseling; consultation and referral.
The LGBT Community Center offers young people ages 14-24 a comprehensive sexual health program called Be Sex Smart that addresses HIV prevention and overall wellness.
Based on a series of workshops created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this intervention provides young people with a confidential, small group environment where they can ask questions and openly discuss matters of concern.
Program activity centers on self-esteem, HIV/STD/STI prevention, healthy relationship building, assertiveness, coping skills and problem solving. The sessions are as follows, and their success depends on the youth participants:
Session 1: Learning the Language of HIV and other STD/STIs
Session 2: Assessing Personalized Risk
Session 3: Learning How to Use Condoms
Session 4: Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
Session 5: Recognizing and Coping with Feelings
Session 6: Negotiating Effectively
Session 7: Self-Talk - Switching Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts
Session 8: Practicing Safer Sex
Session 9: Individualized Counseling
Session 10: Visit to a Community Health Resource
If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this unique learning experience, please contact Program Activities Coordinator, Keara Mullen, KMullen@LGBTCleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 ext. 17, to get more information and to sign up.
Youth and young adults are also welcome to join us every Monday and Wednesday, 3-8pm for cooking, art, social and recreational activities.
Project 180 Project 180 is a Diversity training program providing in-services and trainings to schools, universities, corporations and non profits.
Counseling Short term counseling is available by appointment.
Anonymous HIV Testing Free, anonymous, rapid HIV testing is available at the Center. Mondays 5pm - 8pm, Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm This HIV testing is provided by the Cleveland Treatment Center's Project SAFE (Stay AIDS Free through Education). Please call ahead to confirm the availability.
Anti-Violence Program/Hate Crimes Reporting The Center’s program of support for people dealing with their sexuality, and documenting cases of discrimination, abuse, harassment and violence. Staff is on call for phone and drop-in help during regular business hours.
Center Space Our large facility hosts meeting or event space for local LGBT groups, associations, planning boards and other organizations.
Northeast Ohio LGBT Archives In collaboration with the Western Reserve Historical Society, this program documents the achievements of LGBT people living in the Western Reserve area prior to 1970.
Resource Center The largest of its kind in the Midwest, our Resource Center offers more than 500 brochures, newsletters, newspapers, job postings, and housing postings for and about the LGBT community.