The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2021. May the words of Dr. King, one of America's great freedom fighters, inspire you to join us in the march forward as we work to turn his dream into a reality.
Following the presidential inauguration, The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center welcomes you to connect with your community as we hold space together for conversation, reflection and support.
As the promise of the New Year continues to be challenged by political uncertainty, racial double standards, and the ravages of COVID, The LOFT encourages you to join us in the collective strength of our LGBTQ+ community.
(FREE HIV/STI testing occurs the 3rd Tuesday of
every month from 5pm-8pm)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.
- You must make an appointment for Jan 19th by 1pm on Jan 19th, no drop-ins will be screened that day.
- Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
- You must answer a COVID-19 health
survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
- You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.
To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914)-785-8214
TransMission is a small scholarship of funds available to applicants who identify within the trans & non-binary communities to offset medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition-related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance.
Additional Information section.
Click here for more information on the LGBTQA Seeking Safety Telehealth Group.
Information can be found below to register for our groups and events.
The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support, Social Groups, and Events, virtually via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.
How does this work?
Click here to fill out this google form to mark your interest for a particular group(s) and/or event(s).
- Once you fill out this Google Form, a LOFT staff member will send you the unique zoom access link for the group(s) you request. Each zoom access link is unique to the DATE and GROUP it is associated with. The link will not work outside of the scheduled meeting time.
- Set up a FREE Zoom account
You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account.
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.
As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.
When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.
If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or email@example.com
Yours in Pride,
The LOFT Board of Directors
For a PDF version of the letter, click here.
This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.