The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

White Plains, New York

http://www.loftgaycenter.org

Contact Information

General Email:  info@loftgaycenter.org
Public Contact: Scott Havelka, Interim Executive Director
Public Contact: Scott Havelka, Interim Executive Director
Board Leader: Rich Houston, Board President

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 914-948-2932
Fax: 914-948-2987
Helpline: 914-948-4922
  • Main Address

    252 Bryant Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10605  (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 1983
Annual Budget: $282,000
Office & General Hours 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Mon. - Fri. and 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat. (Subject to staff/volunteer availability) Groups and events meet as scheduled on evenings and weekends

Services and Programs

LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

LOFT Kids: Monthly open house and outings for LGBT families.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Discussion Groups; Education; Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs; Senior Open House Luncheons (On-Site).

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Choral or Instrumental Groups; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling; Theatre/Dance Groups; Yoga/Meditation Classes; Gaymes Night, Movie Night, LOFT Benefit Bowling League, LOFT Artist Guild.

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents; LOFT Legal Clinic: meets monthly offering a legal seminar followed by a clinic for one-on-one meeting with attorneys.

Information/Education Services

Adult Education; Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Financial Planning/Literacy Training; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus; Rainbow Forum Monthly Speaker Series: Presenting speakers of interest to the LGBT community.

Policy/Civic Engagement Activities

'Get Out The Vote' Drives; Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers; Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers; Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers; Sponsoring or Hosting Candidate Debates; Voter Registration; Work closely with Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's key LGBT political organization.

Physical Health Programs

Discussion or Support Groups; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; STD/HIV Testing.

Mental Health Programs

Peer Led Services and Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs; We are providing space for a regional mental health provider to offer those services within our center..

Anti-Violence Programs

Literature/Materials/Resources; Violence Hotline.

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