Youth Resources

In addition to offering programs and services on-site, Center on Halsted serves as a gateway to the broad array of community resources available in Chicagoland and beyond.

If you are interested in having your organization listed or have a revision to an existing listing, please contact us at

Legal Council for Health Justice

17 N. State St., Ste. 900, Chicago, IL 60602

Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago) uses the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing barriers due to illness or disability.

Aris Health by Howard Brown Health Center

3245 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60657

A primary health care practice, Aris Health delivers a wide-range of comprehensive medical and behavioral health services with a specialization in LGBTQ health. Aris Health continues Howard Brown Health Center’s mission to provide quality health care to the entire community, regardless of its ability to pay.

Broadway Youth Center by Howard Brown Health Center

4009 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

All of our services are for youth, ages 12 to 24. BYC sees everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

Broadway Youth Lounge

Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657

The Broadway Youth Lounge provides a home-cooked meal, as well as a safe space for creative expression, games, and warmth on a bi-monthly basis.


5038 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, Il 60639

CALOR is dedicated to helping people impacted by HIV/AIDS, particularly Latinos and people of color, as well as family members, improve the quality of their lives.


Wyler Building at the University of Chicago
5837 S. Maryland Ave., 6th Floor, Room C624, Chicago, IL 60637

The mission of the University of Chicago Care to Prevent (C2P) program is to eliminate new infections of HIV/STIs among young people living in Chicago.

C2P Youth Center @ Washington Park

Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr., Chicago, IL 60615

C2P Youth Center @ Washington park offers services to LGBTQ youth, and youth experiencing homelessness or housing stability.

Chicago Commission on Human Relations

740 N. Sedgwick St., Fl. 4, Chicago, IL 60654

The Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. The Commission investigates complaints to determine whether discrimination may have occurred, and uses its enforcement powers to punish acts of discrimination.

Chicago House and Social Service Agency

1925 N. Clybourn Ave., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago House and Social Service agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs.

Legal Council for Health Justice

17 N. State St., Suite. 900, Chicago, IL 60602

The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children at ALCC connects hundreds of underserved and at-risk children and families in Chicago to a full-range of essential health, income, educational, and developmental services and supports that ensure healthier, more productive lives.

Chicago Women’s Health Center

1025 W. Sunnyside Ave., Ste. 201, Chicago, IL 60640

Chicago Women’s Health Center facilitates the empowerment of women and trans* people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford.

GenderQueer Chicago

GenderQueer Chicago is a safe space for queer and gender variant individuals to meet and to discuss issues of gender.

Heartland Alliance


The leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest—believes that all of us deserve the opportunity to improve our lives. Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for nearly one million people around the world who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety.

HIV Testing at Center on Halsted

3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613

Center on Halsted offers free, rapid HIV testing every day from 9:15 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (Late-night and off-site testing are also available.) The test takes 15–25 minutes to process. A trained Health Educator will conduct your test, provide you with current and accurate medical information and emotional support, and is able to refer you to other social service and medical agencies. We are only able to see walk-in clients on a limited basis, so appointments are strongly preferred. Anonymous and confidential testing options are also available.

Howard Brown Health Center

4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613

Howard Brown Health Center exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people through research, education, and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

The IMPACT Program

625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60611

Our mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity. We seek to achieve this mission by developing innovative, evidence-based interventions; collaborating with the LGBT community; training the next generation of LGBT scholars; and disseminating research findings to scientific and general audiences.

Lurie Children’s Gender and Sex Development Program

225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

At Lurie Children’s Gender and Sex Development Program, you will find warmth, support, and exceptional care provided by a diverse team of specialists from disciplines including General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Urology, Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology.

The Night Ministry’s Crib

Lake View Lutheran Church, 835 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613

The Crib is open 7 nights a week, 365 days a year, from 9:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. We are housed in the basement of LakeView Lutheran Church in the Lakeview neighborhood, located on Chicago’s northside. The program accepts up to 20 youth, ages 18–24, each night. If more than 20 people arrive, the staff holds a lottery to determine who will stay at The Crib that night.

Project VIDA

4045 W. 26th St., Chicago, IL 60623

Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS.

SSI Homeless Outreach Project at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago

180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2110, Chicago, IL 60601

The SSI Homeless Outreach Project at ALCC helps homeless individuals with mental health issues to secure vital health services and income supports. Staff provide expert legal representation to obtain Social Security benefits, access to health coverage and related linkages, and advocacy to promote coordination of care on behalf of clients in metropolitan Chicago who are chronically homeless or at risk for homelessness.

State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline


State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline answers your sexual health questions with friendly, professional, and trained staff. The Hotline staff can also find you no-cost and/or low-cost HIV and STD testing services. A wide variety of other referrals are also available, including referrals for Linkage-to-Care for HIV+ individuals.

Test Positive Aware Network

5050 N. Broadway St., Ste. 300, Chicago, IL 60640

TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives through peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services.

Trans Life Center, a Chicago House Project

1925 N. Clybourn Ave., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614

Trans Life Center provides comprehensive programming and support to transgender individuals.

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