Kaleidoscope Youth Center


Mission Statement
The Kaleidoscope Youth Center is funded by the Minority AIDS Initiative for Care and Prevention in the United States. Its mission is to reduce or stem the spread of HIV in our most vulnerable group (Black MSMs and LGBTs from age 13-24) by increasing accessibility to healthcare, educating on prevention and risk reduction, and providing a nonjudgmental environment to engage youth in decision-making and assuming responsibility for their health.

Overview
Youth are welcomed into a friendly safe environment equipped with internet access, games, TV, and movies to allow for leisure and an opportunity to get medical screening, STD screening, dental screening, and psycho-social counseling. Those who are homeless or in need of shelter will be linked to community partners to facilitate placement. Light snacks are served and nutritional counseling will be available throughout the month.

638 North 20th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62205
(618)874-4713 Ext #262

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
2:30PM – 6:30PM

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Continuing education will be encouraged with tutoring available on-site, GED classes available through referrals, and connection through community partners.

Qualifying youth will be offered educational and vocational training through the Employment Skills School and other employment and training programs.

Peer counselor and group sessions are available to assist youth. Health education, harm reduction, and risk reduction counseling is available on-site.

Drop In Center: A unique youth center to fulfill your need for socialization in a safe environment.

Drop in for:

  • Internet Access
  • Phone Access (Local Calls Only)
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Light Snacks
  • Socialization with other MSM’s and LGBT population
  • Personal Hygiene Kits
  • Safe Sex Kits

Services

  • STD/HIV testing, diagnosed and treated on-site
  • Diverse Support Groups
  • Medical and Dental Examinations
  • Psycho-Social Counseling
  • Substance Abuse services by referral
  • Mental Health services by referral
  • Employment Skills services by referral
  • Shelters and Housing services by referral
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