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Main Line: 773.935.3151
ALL of our services are FREE of charge for youth, ages 12 to 24.
For more information on volunteering with the BYC, please contact Tanya Fink at TanyaF@howardbrown.org, or call 773.935.3151.
Want to donate to the BYC? Please contact Amy Miller at AmyM@Howardbrown.org.
Broadway Youth Center Hours & Programs
Broadway Youth Center Locations:
BYC - Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ (WAUCC)
Services at this location include drop-in, medical and free HIV/STI testing, and HBHC's GED Program.
615 W. Wellington (at Broadway)
Transit: CTA-36 Broadway bus, Belmont Red Line, Wellington Brown and Purple Lines
As of October 14, we are proud to announce at services at BYC-Wellington are wheelchair accessible. However, Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview location is not wheelchair accessible and individuals must ascend a full flight of stairs. Please call Imani Rupert, Director of the Broadway Youth Center, at 773-299-7622 or email ImaniR@howardbrown.org to strategize and explore accessibility, which includes access at BYC-Wellington or Howard Brown Health Center’s 4025 N. Sheridan Road (at Irving Park) location.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Offers confidential HIV testing (mouth swab) and STI screenings for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea (urine test) with results in one week. Syphilis testing provided during Health Services Clinic hours. Need your testing results or want to find out if they’re in? Contact one of our health educators at 773-299-7621. No appointments necessary, walk-in only. Last appointment made at 7:00 p.m.
Health Services Clinic
With the Affordable Care Act, you may qualify for free expanded healthcare! We can meet with you one-on-one to discuss your healthcare options. We will explain information in simple and plain language, answer your questions and enroll you in healthcare benefits that best fit your needs. The Benefits Enrollment Counselor works with other BYC and HBHC programs to provide resources and referrals for healthcare specifically tailored for youth and transgender individuals. For questions about ACA and assistance enrolling in healthcare benefits, contact our Benefits Enrollment Counselor, Cassie Warren at 773-299-7617 or CassieW@howardbrown.org.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Offers treatment for Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomaniasis (Trich), Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Yeast infections, HPV (warts), and HSV (herpes). Provides pregnancy tests/options, birth control options and basic medication and flu/cold season care. No appointments necessary, walk-in only. Last appointment made at 7:00 p.m.
Resource Advocacy: BYC-Wellington
615 W. Wellington (at Broadway)
Provides referrals for housing/shelter, identification needs, employment assistance, vocational/educational services, mental health and medical services, and basic needs. This program can be accessed through Drop In Services or by appointment. For a referral to one of the Resource Advocates, contact Adrianna Collis at email@example.com
Please see below for a full list of Resource Advocates:
Drop In Services
Offers a safe space for LGBTQA and youth experiencing homelessness to access:
A place to hang out with your friends, dance and listen to music, make some phone calls, pick up some supplies, and get something to eat
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Noon-3:00 p.m.
For more info, contact Kylon Hooks at 773.299.7624 or KylonH@howardbrown.org
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Limited slots available and must be scheduled in advance with a resource advocate. For house/furnishing needs, contact a resource advocate for an individual visit.
Friday, 1:30 p.m.
Meet at Wellington Ave UCC.
Youth Food Bank
By appointment with a resource advocate or during Drop In hours.
Monday: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Amazing space for sharing and developing poetry and writing skills. For more info, contact Maya Patitucci-Cruz at 773-299-7626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Advocate Project
Project for and by youth of color that builds youth leadership through harm reduction, anti-violence, and anti-oppression frameworks. For more info, contact Kylon Hooks at 773-299-7624 or KylonH@howardbrown.org.
Community Meetings and Youth-Led Workshops
For more info, contact Mayadet Patitucci-Cruz at 773.299.7616 or MayadetPC@howardbrown.org.
To schedule an appointment, contact Cullen Sprague at 773.299.7605 or CullenS@howardbrown.org.
To schedule an appointment for the GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance, contact Adrianna Collis at 773-299-7601 or AdriannaC@howardbrown.org.
Wednesday: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
TYRA is a fabulous group for transgender and gender nonconforming youth 12-24 to share a meal and talk about issues affecting our community. For more info, contact Myles Brady at 773.299.7604 or MylesB@howardbrown.org.
This is a group for anyone ages 12-24, unless otherwise specified. For more info, contact femmily Robison at 773.299.7611 or email@example.com.
Here is what's up for this month:
Share a space with young people thinking about how to celebrate our bodies together and resist shaming ourselves and each other for how we look. We’ll be setting intentions and burning things we are letting go of.
The T Word! Interview
We are gonna watch an interview by Marc Lamont Hill on Huff Post Live with Laverne Cox, and two stars from her documentary, “The T Word!” Shane Henise, and L’lerret Ailith. Then we are gonna talk about it. What do we expect from this documentary? What makes us excited or nervous?
The T Word! Viewing
We are gonna watch the documentary we were introduced to last week! Did it reach our expectations, surpass them, frustrate us? What does it mean for MTV to have a film made by a trans person about trans young peeps?
Workshops and Presentations
BYC offers workshops and presentations with the goal of HIV/STI prevention for young people. These workshops include topics of sexual/reproductive health, safer sex, healthy relationships, self-esteem, transgender 101, how to be an ally and more. These workshops are inclusive of all genders and can be tailored to youth, service providers, and adult ally audiences. If you are interested in more informatoin about presentatoins, contact Latonya Maley at LatonyaM@howardbrown.org.
Outreach Tabling and Testing
BYC is happy to support partners in events that promote the health and wellbeing of youth and LGBTQ folks. In addition to HIV/STI testing, we provide informatin on BYC services, educational materials and free safer-sex materials including a variety of condoms, latex and non-latex barriers (dental dams, finger cots, gloves), and lubricants. If you are interested in partnering with the BYC for your event, contact Latonya Maley at LatonyaM@howardbrown.org.
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