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The Bronx Community Pride Center (BCPC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community services organization committed to organizing, serving, and empowering members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) communities to enjoy and realize their full potential while providing the support and services they need to thrive.

Among the services BCPC provides are critical, direct social services; cultural sensitivity training; community education; and a home for all LGBTQ-identified individuals, including youth and seniors. These services help promote the health, education, emotional growth, and well-being of the Bronx, northern Manhattan, and lower Westchester County LGBTQ communities. The BCPC provides services in six main areas:

BCPC Youth Services
Designed to foster the emotional, social, educational, and professional growth of our young people and to build the next generation of LGBT community leaders. Programs include:
  • Spot Next Door (providing a safe haven for youth to learn new professional and social skills)
  • Operation Home Base (crisis and clinical case management program for homeless and at-risk youth)
  • Youth Leadership Institute (a twelve-week program designed to foster personal growth and civic responsibility in young people ages 16-24)
  • Youth Advisory Board (youth aged 16-24 maintain an active role in helping to design BCPC Youth Services)
  • Legal Services (a collaboration with the Urban Justice Center’s Peter Cicchino Youth Project, offers free & confidential legal consultations)
BCPC Adult Services
BCPC values the leadership and life experiences of the adults and elders in our community. In addition to the following programs, BCPC welcomes you to use our community space to host your own groups, activities, and events.
  • L Group (encourages and builds healthy relationships with ourselves and others, promotes healthy minds, bodies, and souls through lesbian livelihood)
  • HisStory (coming soon)
  • Transgender Support Group (designed for male-to-female and female-to-male trans-identified Bronx residents, discusses a variety of transgender topics, offers case-management and referrals for health services to supportive and experienced providers)
  • Cultural & Arts Programming (cultural and arts programs respond to the needs and interests of our community members include African Drumming & Dance, Yoga, and Hip Hop Dance Class)
BCPC Support Services
Support, if you need it, is only a phone call away. The following support services are currently provided by BCPC:
  • Advocacyy/Case Management (provides individual and group counseling to the LGBT community, together with Montefiore Medical Center’s Psychiatry Department, Hunter College School of Social Work, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Mt. Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry)
  • Health Link Line (free and confidential telephone crisis and referral hotline (877-553-BCPC (2272)) open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week)
  • Referral Resources (provides referrals to LGBTQ-friendly doctors who have successfully completed BCPC's Sexuality Matters training, as well as referrals to other medical, legal, and social service providers)
BCPC HIV Prevention & Services
BCPC offers targeted interventions, community outreach, HIV testing, and referrals to medical treatment, also working in partnership with the Adolescent AIDS Program and the South Bronx Health Center for Children and Families to link all HIV positive youth with quality medical care:
  • HIV Counseling and Testing (Free counseling and testing at BCPC, Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm.)
  • Project SPOT (Prevention Activities and HIV Services, coordinating all major outreach initiatives, including counseling, testing, referrals, and partner notification services)
  • Street Smart Plus (in collaboration with the National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI), aims to increase positive beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions toward HIV prevention through negotiating safer sex by role-playing; mobilizing support for beliefs and attitudes that reinforce safer sex; and engaging in a network which supports positive behaviors)
BCPC Community Outreach & Partnerships
BCPC engages the Bronx community-at-large to increase awareness about the needs of LGBTQ persons and to improve the health and well being of our community:
  • Safe Spot (an outreach initiative recruiting community businesses to publicly display a sticker designating their place of business a Safe SPOT for LGBT youth: a place where free condoms and information about Bronx Community Pride Center programs are continuously available)
  • Bronx Alliance Against Big Tobacco (works with NYC Coalition for a Smoke Free City to recruit LGBTQ and Bronx Organizations, businesses, and cultural/arts centers to effectuate policies prohibiting the acceptance of any monies, goods, or services from the tobacco industry)
  • Sexuality Matters (90-minute workshops for physicians, social workers, healthcare providers, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and medical students to increase their cultural competency in the care and treatment of LGBTQ-identified clients)
BCPC Cultural & Performing Arts Classes
  • Dance (African Drumming & Dance, Yoga, and Hip Hop Dance Class)
  • Youth Photography (a twelve-week course on professional and creative photography taught by a professional event photographer)
  • Drum Class (learning the Language of the Drum with Ade Harris, influenced by West African and Caribbean rhythms)

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