DIRECTIONS      LOG IN      RENTALS

CENTER

ON 

HALSTED



1990
Horizons relocates to 961 W. Montana. It begins conducting LGBTQ-sensitivity training for Chicago police officers. Horizons now has fifteen paid staff. IVI-IPO Independent Gay and Lesbian Caucus presents the 1990 Glynn Sudbery Award to Horizons Community Services. First Annual Human First Gala is held.

1992
Horizons is inducted into Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. The Horizons board achieves gender parity. The United Way awards a three-year Discrimination Grant to expand the Anti-Violence Project. The grant enables Horizons to increase training efforts in African American and Latino/a communities and to initiate civil proceedings in discrimination and hate crimes based on sexual orientation. The director of the Anti-Violence Project receives the Greenhouse Appreciation Award at the Chicago Abused Women Coalition Annual Benefit, honoring Horizons' work on behalf of battered women and children. Horizons' Anti-Violence Project is awarded the John Michie award from Dignity Chicago on behalf of its outstanding efforts in education and advocacy. The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS recognizes Horizons with its "1992 Excellence in Care award" award for providing outstanding services to men, women, and children in Chicago affected by AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. The Youth Service Program is awarded a grant from the Lincoln National Insurance Company.

1993
Horizons sponsors the Midwest's first conference on gay and lesbian issues in the workplace. The Anti-Violence Project releases its first annual documentation of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in Chicago. The Horizons Youth Group sets a record by having 100 youth in attendance for a meeting. Horizons is awarded a two-year $100,000 general operating support grant from the Chicago Community Trust.

1994
Horizons hires its first HELPLINE staff, and part-time coordinator of Volunteer Services. The Anti-Violence Project begins training police officers. The State of Illinois AIDS Hotline is transferred to Test Positive Aware. The United Way "Excellence in Service" Award is granted. For the second year in a row, Horizons receives an "Excellence in Care" award from DIFFA/Chicago (the local chapter of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). A record turnout of almost 600 persons helps Horizons celebrate its twentieth anniversary at its Fifth Annual Human First Gala.

1995
Horizons Southside Youth outreach is funded. Horizons' budget reaches $1.2 million.

1997
Horizons begins programming and advocacy for older LGBTQ adults with the Mature Adult Program.

1998
Mature Adults, Motivated & Active program is expanded.

1999
The Anti-Violence Project begins assisting LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence. Horizon's Youth Services program begins collaboration with About Face Theatre. The agency Web site www.horizonsonline.org goes live. Legal Services Program begins a new project, Mediation Services, to assist disputing parties.


Continue to the 2000's









 
Copyright © Center on Halsted3656 N. Halsted Street  |  Chicago, IL 60613  |  773.472.6469