Founded in 2005, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center brings advocacy, education, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people, families and community throughout our region and beyond. We continue to transform the social service landscape of the mid-Hudson Valley through programs like those below.
Dignity for All Students
- The Safe Schools Round Table of the Hudson Valley has changed the culture of schools, bringing educators & stakeholders together to build safety for all students.
- Dignity Law Technical Assistance supports schools in re-writing curricula, policies and handbooks to comply with New York’s new anti-bullying law. Over three quarters of schools that responded to our survey requested training and support.
- The Building Dignity Conference for educators sold out in a week and was attended by 128 Hudson Valley educators and school professionals.
- The Working It Out Project brought school-based skills-building and support to teens across the region.
- No Name-Calling Week (GLSEN ®) empowers school districts, youth, community and local government to stand against bullying in and out of school.
- Community representation includes the Ulster County Youth Bureau, Benedictine Hospital Community Advisory Board, Dutchess County LGBTQ Coalition, TEAM Newburgh and others throughout the region.
- We’ve built linkages with over 200 community and government agencies statewide.
- Participation at the national level includes the White House Conference on LGBT Health and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.
- Our Annual World AIDS Day Commemoration brings the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the Hudson Valley.
- The Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival rallies community and allies in celebration.
Health and Human Services
- Our Cultural Diversity Training Program has reached 2,500 education, health and human service providers since its inception in 2009.
- The training, input and support provided to Vassar Brothers Medical Center resulted in that hospital’s listing in the Human Rights Campaign’s Health Care Equality Index.
- Our Directory of LGBTQ-Affirming Health Providers is utilized over 500 times each month.
- We remain the Hudson Valley’s LGBTQ Social Service Hub, with information and referral services for community and providers across the mid-Hudson Valley and beyond.
The David Bohnett Cyber Center
- Our Cyber Center has reached more than 800 community members since 2014. Most of the users say the Cyber Center is their sole computer access point in the Hudson Valley.
- In 2014, the David Bohnett Cyber Center expanded to include 6 iMac computers and a wireless printer with scanning capabilities.
- The regular hours for the David Bohnett Cyber Center are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.