As LGBT seniors, we are an integral part of the community. Celebrating our ethnic, racial and gender diversity, we gather to create a safe and nurturing environment.
We are not invisible. We are fabulous!
Drop - In Meets Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am-2:30 pm at the Center, (6600 Detroit Ave)
The group serves members who are 55 years of age and older, and is open to the community. The sessions include chair-based, low impact exercises followed by lunch.
Seniors Out and About At the end of each month the seniors go on field trips that are organized around their interests. The program is free; however, there is a suggested fee of $3 for those who wish to eat lunch and a nominal fee for those wish to go on field trips.
Seniors Out and About is an LGBT senior citizen social support group which was formed at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland in August of 2003.
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.