The Center Orlando

A Community Resource


 
 

Current Operations for The Center Kissimmee and The Center Orlando

All persons entering building MUST have a face covering and be pre-screened before testing. If you have traveled outside of Florida in the past 14 days, have a fever or any cough, you will not be allowed to have any testing performed. Our Cyber Center will remain closed until further notice. All in-person groups have been suspended until further notice. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive up to date information.

The Center Orlando

Orlando Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM-5 PM; Friday 9 AM-9 PM; Saturday. 9 AM-4:30 PM

Services offered:

The Center Kissimmee

Our Kissimmee office is open Mon - Fri 10 AM-6 PM. Also open on 1st Saturday of the month 10a - 2p.

Address change: 17 West Monument Ave., Kissimmee, 34741 (two doors down from the old site).

Services offered:

  • HIV/Hep C/STI/PrEP Linkage 11 AM-5 PM (last client at 4:45)
  • Narcan distribution
  • Grab & Go Condoms
  • Online Counseling
  • Online HIV Support Group
  • Online Addiction & Recovery Groups
  • Online Youth Programming
  • Poz Support: Meets via Zoom 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6p (Call for details)

How Can I Learn More?

Email The Center at info@TheCenterOrlando.org. Your message will be forwarded to the most appropriate person.

Send a Direct Message on Facebook or Instagram which is being checked regularly.

Stay tuned to our social media pages and our newsletter for further updates or extended closures.

Please know that our community’s best interest is at the heart of every decision we are forced to make. Let’s do what we can to care for our bodies, our spirits, and our community. Call or Facetime your friends, be gentle with yourself and your neighbors. If you’re in need of connection, reach out. We will get through this together, even if we might not be able to be physically in the same room.

Sincerely,

Dr. George A. Wallace

Executive Director

 

Resources for LGBTQ+ Community During COVID-19

The Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund is addressing immediate needs that are becoming more critical as each day passes.

We have put together this list of resources to help our LGBTQ+ family in Central Florida navigate the crisis. Please contact us at LGBTQReliefFund@gmail.com if there are additional resources that you would like to add to this document. We will continue to update it as the situation develops.

Topics included in the guide are:
City and County Government Resources
Coping with Stress
Connecting To Free/Low-Cost Resources & Financial Relief
Food / Nutrition Assistance
Resources for Youth and Families
Immigrant Community Resources
Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence
Legal Assistance
Housing, Rental Assistance, and Homelessness

Resource Guide in English | Resource Guide in Spanish

 

Narcan Education Video

This is a consumer training video to educate about the use of Narcan to prevent opioid overdose presented by the LGBT+ Center. Orlando. The center offers free Narcan to the community.
Watch the video to learn more and pick up your Narcan today!
Email: info@thecenterorlando.org

The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. (The Center)

has been in operation since 1978 making it one of the oldest centers in the nation. The Center promotes the well being of the Central Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

Mission: To promote and empower the LGBT community and its allies through information, education, advocacy, and support.


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  • review rating 5  First time visiting! Great place with a great cause!

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  • review rating 5  A very nice place. You can take tests for free.

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  • review rating 5  I come here for counseling and the environment and everyone here is absolutely phenomenal. I enjoy being a member at The Center Orlando. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the LGBT community 😊🏳️‍🌈❤️

    thumb David Garay
  • review rating 5  These people are amazing! They truly care...I prefer to get my std/HIV tests here compared to other companies.

    thumb Naomi Ray
  • review rating 5  Awesome service! Adam Miller is an amazing counselor and I’m so happy with all the service I’m receiving! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is LGBT! Awesome facility! 🏳️‍🌈 😊

    thumb Mr Awesomeness
  • review rating 5  Great place to go to get tested for free. Friend, and helpful staff members.

    thumb Latasha King
  • review rating 5  This experience was new and interesting. The staff smiled, spoke clearly and politely, and didn't rush through the details of stuff. They make sure you understand what you're doing, not only do that you have the knowledge, but also so you understand the importance of everything involved. Almost immediately after opening, I walked inside, was greeted and provided with the clipboard to fill out. I hadn't even gotten to my address and I was called! So being early, especially first thing in the morning on a Monday, helps out. The testing for the first bit wasn't too long, maybe 20 minutes or so, but largely due to the results of the test needing to develop. Conversation was professional and light, nothing awkward. The same with the second test. Quick, easy, in and out, nothing complicated. All told, entire visit lasted maybe an hour, if even that. To top it all off, these people are doing this non-profit. They're doing it so they can help the community. Your orientation and/or preference doesn't matter. They're here to help you. And yes, it's better to know and be informed, than to live not knowing and possibly hurting someone or yourself. Get tested, be aware, possibly save a life

    thumb John M
  • review rating 5  Such a caring and compassionate environment thank you

    thumb Mark Marsocci
  • review rating 5  Been getting HIV tested there for years and every time it's quick and easy and all staff are EXTREMELY nice and friendly. A wonderful benefit for me living in Orlando the last 22 years.

    thumb Berlin Mark
  • review rating 5  No explanation needed! Great place!

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