Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP)

Our Service Statement

The Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP) of Howard Brown Health promotes the health and wellness of the lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender community through healthcare services, public education, research, and programming.

The History of LCCP

Founded by feminists in 1990 as the Lesbian Community Cancer Project, LCCP was created to make healthcare institutions more sensitive and responsive to women, specifically lesbians, and to help women make more informed decisions about their care. Based on community feedback and surveys, LCCP and Howard Brown began a strategic alliance in 2004 that built on both organizations’ strengths and benefited the entire LGBTQ community. LCCP moved into Howard Brown, maintaining a separate 501(c)3 status, and began working together with Howard Brown on programmatic initiatives. In 2007, holding the founders’ vision of creating a world in which lesbian health is a paramount priority, the board of directors of both LCCP and Howard Brown ushered in a new day. LCCP merged with Howard Brown, becoming the Lesbian Community Care Project, a program of Howard Brown Health. Both organizations recognized the added potential in merging, and knew that they could make an even greater impact on queer women’s health as one organization. Today, LCCP is the women’s health heart of Howard Brown, and is committed to improving the health and wellness of the lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender community through healthcare services, public education, research, and programming. LCCP has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including:

  • The Human Rights Campaign Torch Award in 1996
  • Induction to the City of Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1999
  • Horizons’ Human First Award in 2002