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BYC works to improve the quality of life experienced by youth (12-24) who are LGBTQ+, underserved, and/or experiencing homelessness through the provision of youth-centered integrated healthcare and social services. BYC sees anyone, regardless of ability to pay.
BYC provides basic needs assistance, resource advocacy, mental wellness supports, and education/vocational services. We consider ourselves a one-stop shop and try to meet as many needs as possible for the people that we serve.
To reach BYC, please call 773.388.1600
Broadway Youth Center
1023 W. Irving Park
Broadway Youth Center provides the following services to youth ages 12 – 24:
- Sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening – Walk-in only
- Primary care services, including PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs – Walk-in only
- Resource Advocacy services, including assistance with housing, ID vouchers, gender affirming resources and navigation support, and other client assistance
- Gender-affirming hormone therapy for people 18 and up.
- One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance
- Mental wellness support
- Weekly evening programming on trans and nonbinary young people
Youth Action Board
The Youth Action Board is currently recruiting! The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.
The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) Youth Action Board is a group of young people who provide input on services and help inform BYC’s programs and care. To join the Youth Action Board, you must be a current client or patient at BYC.
The Youth Action Board advises BYC on ways to better serve youth experiencing homelessness and youth that are unstably housed. It’s an opportunity to meet other young people, learn skills you can use in the future, and advocate for youth.
Our areas of focus are:
- Empowering the voice of youth and patients
- Leadership building
- Community engagement
The Youth Action Board meets every two weeks for the first three months, then once per month for the remaining nine months. Members are expected to attend at least 12 out of 15 sessions (80%).
Members of the Youth Action Board are provided meals during meetings and compensated for their time.
If you have questions about the Youth Action Board, contact Deja or Sheldon at DejaD@howardbrown.org and ESheldon@howardbrown.org.