The name says it all: the DC Center for the LGBT Community welcomes anyone and everyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in the DC Metro area, and works to meet their varied needs. Its 14 programs fall under four categories (Health and Wellness; Arts and Culture; Social and Support Services; and Advocacy and Community Building) and each addresses specific challenges, identified either by research or by the communityís request for support. Whether itís distributing HIV-prevention kits, launching the cityís only LGBTQ Violence Response Hotline, offering Spanish-language career development services, or directing LGBT asylum-seekers to legal services, the Center provides direct programs and serves as a clearinghouse for other resources. The most recent initiative? Center Military, designed to support LGBT service members, veterans, and their families. This flexible, comprehensive approach is made possible through collaborations with other organizations, many of which use the Centerís office as a welcoming place for forums and meetings. Where the LGBT community has a need, this dynamic group fills it. You can help them meet the next challenge.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Population(s) Served: All; Individuals who identify as LGBTQ; Individuals living with HIV/AIDs

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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for The DC Center for the LGBT Community is: Less than $500k

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