Note: Broadway Youth Center clinical services are being routed to other clinics. See below for additional information.


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.

Located at 4009 N. Broadway, BYC provides basic needs assistance, resource advocacy, mental wellness supports, and education/vocational services. To reach BYC, please call 773.388.1600 ext 9.

Basic Needs Drop-in

BYC provides two hot meals to-go, COVID safety supplies like masks and antibacterial hand sanitizer, hygiene supplies, underwear and some clothing, snack packs, and food delivery/assistance Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 – 11 a.m. To maintain social distancing requirements we are only letting 3 – 5 participants in at a time for 10 minutes to receive these resources.

Health Services

All in-person clinical services, including HIV/STI screening, are being routed to Howard Brown Health Sheridan at 4025 N. Sheridan until further notice. You also have the option to set up a telehealth appointment with our provider, Gaddy. Please contact 773.388.1600 or email BYC@howardbrown.org for more information about telehealth.

Resource Advocacy

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

Mental Wellness

BYC wants to support your mental and emotional health! If you could use someone to talk to, a letter for gender confirming surgery, or just a confidential space to vent, Healing Specialists are here for you! You can talk with us about sadness or anxiety, life changes, family, or relationship issues—really anything that’s on your mind!

Email BYC@howardbrown.org or call 312.857.8447 for more information about mental wellness services.

Education/Vocational Services

We provide virtual classroom and employment assistance. For more information, contact BYC@howardbrown.org

The V.O.I.C.E.S. Project

The V.O.I.C.E.S. Project is a program for trans and gender non-conforming young folks between the ages 12 and 29. 

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