HBHC's Broadway Youth Center to move

Wed. May 22, 2013 10:00 AM by Press Release

Chicago, IL - Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) announced on May 22 that several programs and services provided by the Broadway Youth Center (BYC) will begin transitioning from Broadway United Methodist Church (BUMC) to Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ (WAUCC) located at 615 W. Wellington Ave. beginning Monday, June 3 at 12 p.m.

"The Broadway United Methodist Church (BUMC) has been an amazing partner and we thank them for assisting us in our efforts to meet the needs of the youth who access and depend on BYC's critical services," stated Karma Israelsen, interim president and CEO, Howard Brown Health Center. "The Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ has a long history of working with community organizations to provide services and programs to youth and we are elated to join forces to continue to work for this underserved population."

According to HBHC, the move to the Wellington Avenue Church of Christ will allow BYC to have a dedicated space to expand basic needs services for young people experiencing homelessness and housing instability. In addition, beginning July 1, testing and medical services will move from BUMC to WAUCC.

"This an exciting time for our staff and the youth we serve," states Lara Brooks, director of the Broadway Youth Center. "This collaboration will provide a dedicated location for BYC to engage more LGBTQ youth and youth experiencing homeless in Chicago."

Services located at HBHC's Lakeview office will not be affected, according to HBHC.

The Broadway Youth Center can be reached at 773-935-3151 and a fully revised schedule will be available at www.howardbrown.org.

From a news release