LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603 - 919-832-4484

TCW and Center History

The Origin of the Center's Programs and Services

Triangle Community WorksTriangle Community Works was founded as Coalition 807 in 1994, when several smaller organizations decided to work together to find and retain support and resources to help them serve the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Many programs such as A Safer Place for Youth Network (ASPYN) and the Gay and Lesbian Helpline are still in operation today. The dedicated volunteers that served this community are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten for their dedication to keeping these important programs and services alive for so many years.

Through the years, TCW held many great events such as hosting the Gay Mens Health Summit, Second Chance Queer Prom, Jade Estrada, and all the while maintained great programs such as Game Night, HealthWorks, SeminarWorks, the Helpline and ASPYN.

More Recently the Board of Directors of Triangle Community Works had decided to support the forming efforts of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, as it had been part of their mission to form a community center in the Triangle, since the name change from Coalition 807 in 1995. The committee to form a center had many open discussions in the months leading up to Janaury of 2008, but it was then with the formation of the Governance Team and the support of the Triangle Community Works Board that the committee was able to reorganize and start building momentum toward forming the desired center.

As the Center Board was formed and the organization really started to take shape, TCW supported the Center with a fiscal sponsorship and use of meeting space. When the Center was formally recognized, TCW continued to work the Center as a strategic partner. The two organizations shared office space to lower costs earlier in 2010, prior to the formal merger that took place April-July 2010. We now are operating under the Center banner and name with the important programs and services of Triangle Community Works still operating and developing to better serve the Triangle and Beyond.

People who have served on the Board in the past include Summer Barringer, Nick Buchser, Anthony Garcia-Curpian, L. J. Coward, Bobby Hilburn, Chela Johnson, Eddie Sartin, and Bob Watson. The Center is eternally grateful for their dedicated past leadership and their continued support of the work of the Center.

Upcoming Events

Oct
15
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - 7:45pm
Oct
16
Oct
17
RBPN Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oct
17
CMF Board Meeting
6:30pm - 8pm
Oct
17
PFLAG Meeting - Raleigh
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Oct
18
SAGE Raleigh Lunch & Learn
11:30am - 1:30pm
Oct
18
Youth Coffee House
3:30pm - 6pm
Oct
18
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - 7:45pm
Oct
19
Oct
20
Oct
20
AIDS Walk & 5K Run
9am - 12pm
Oct
21
Oct
21
Youth Drop-In
5pm - 7pm
Oct
22
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - 7:45pm
Oct
22
Youth Drop-In
6pm - 8pm

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Center Hours:
Mon-Fri noon to 8 pm
Sat & Sun noon to 6 pm
Mon & Thur HIV/STD Testing 6 to 7:45 pm

Help Lines

Do you need help NOW?

 

The Trevor Project  blockbullets 866-488-7386
Suicide Prevention Lifeline blockbullets 800-273-8255

Wrenn House/Haven House Crisis Line

  • 919-832-7866

InterAct of Wake County

  • Domestic Violence - 919-828-7740
  • Sexual Assault - 919-828-3005