Note: Broadway Youth Center clinical services are being routed to other clinics. Drop-in remains in operation.

Be Yourself. Make Friends. Get Connected to Resources.

For more than 1,500 teens and young adults, the Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Here they seek refuge and community as well as medical, social and mental health care services, and so much more. All of our services are for youth, ages 12 to 24. BYC sees anyone, regardless of ability to pay.

To reach BYC, please call 773.388.1600 ext 9. Located at 4009 N. Broadway, BYC also offers confidential HIV testing and STI screenings for chlamydia/gonorrhea (urine test) with results in one week. Syphilis testing is provided during Health Services Clinic hours (listed below).

Need your test results or want to find out if they’re in? Contact one of our health educators at 773.299.7621. No appointments necessary, walk-ins only.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Services Provided by Broadway Youth Center:

Want to donate to the BYC? Please contact Cassie Warren at

HIV/STI Testing

Free HIV/STI testing and couples counseling
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You can also speak with one of our health educators no appointments necessary, walk-in only. BYC offers confidential HIV testing with same day results and STI screenings for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Syphilis with results in 7-10 days.

Need your results?  Results line can be reached at 773.299.7621.

Health Services Clinic

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 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 Howard Brown Health 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, call the BYC at 773.388.1600 ext 9. BYC 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, gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, and basic medication and flu/cold season care. No appointments necessary. Walk-ins only.

Resource Advocacy

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BYC provides referrals for housing/shelter, identification needs, employment assistance, and basic needs. This program can be accessed through drop-in services or by appointment. For an appointment

Drop in Services

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfast Club, 9 – 11 a.m.
Basic needs drop-in/lunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Daytime programming, 3 – 5 p.m.
(laundry and showers available 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Offers a safe space for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness to access:


Drop-in therapy: Monday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursday Noon – 1 p.m.; Friday Noon – 1 p.m.
Psychiatrist available on Mondays only, for patients who have been cleared by a Howard Brown provider already.

Education/Vocational Services

The GED program is currently on hold until March 27.


FAB (Fridays At Broadway)
Broadway Youth Center 4009 N Broadway, Friday: 5 – 7 p.m.
FAB is a fun and engaging program that provides space to talk about sex and sexual health in an affirming, sex-positive and trauma-informed way.

TYRA (Trans Youth Resource Advocacy)
Broadway Youth Center 4009 N Broadway, Monday: 5 – 7 p.m. TYRA is a fabulous group for transgender and gender nonconforming youth 12-29 to share a meal and talk about issues affecting our community. For more info, contact the VOICES team at

WOOSAAHH (Working On Our Spirits to Address Anger, Hostility and Hatred)
Broadway Youth Center 4009 N Broadway, Tuesday: 5 – 7 p.m.
WOOSAAHH is part of our new Violence Prevention Program and aims to reduce the cycles of violence in the many ways it presents in young people’s lives using music, discussions, comedy and more.

Community Outreach and Education

Workshops and presentations: With the goal of HIV/STI prevention for young people, 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 on a sliding scale fee.

Tabling and testing: BYC is happy to support partners in events that promote the health and well-being of youth and LGBTQ folks. In addition to HIV/STI testing, we provide information 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 Community Outreach and Education, contact


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