A public health crisis like the coronavirus can cause uncertainty and stress for people of all ages and identities. For our LGBTQ young people who are already at greater risk of anxiety, depression and negative health outcomes, this unpredictability pertaining to the virus can exacerbate the challenges youth already face. Added to these new ways of being is their sudden navigation of virtual schooling. The social distancing and isolation necessary to stop the spread of the virus can also increase feelings of loneliness and the need for the support that so many LGBTQ youth experience. COMMUNITY PARTNERS Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health The Night Ministry Qchat Space Rainbow Café LGBT Youth Center Phoenix Center Family Equality Virtual Family Resource HUB   COUNTY/COMMUNITY RESOURCES Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois Community Resources Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois COVID-19 Resources ROE 21 School District Meal Distribution Information  

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