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Queer in Canton
Community Center

Location: 2663 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709
Hours: Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that we'll be closed on these holidays:

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

In addition, we'll be closed these dates:

  • Thursday, September 21

  • Friday, September 22

  • Monday, September 25

  • Tuesday, September 26

Our Story

On August 25, 2023, Queer in Canton celebrated the official opening of its community center in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. 

Queer in Canton Founder Abby Henry and Co-Director of Youth Programming Wendy Woodson, as well as PPOGH President and CEO Erica Wilson-Domer.

 

Services at the center will include monthly peer support groups and social gatherings; safer injection kits for people going through hormone replacement therapy (HRT) who may not be able to access needles, syringes, and other supplies; community closets for people who are transitioning and others to get free, affirming clothes; and youth programming.

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What does the Queer in Canton Community Center offer?

Safe Space

We will provide a safe space for the LGBTQ+ Community to hang out and be their authentic selves. Play games, watch movies, read books, listen to music with your friends and community members.

Resource Distribution

We will hand out free safer sex kits (condoms, dental dams, lube, etc), free safer injection kits (needles, syringes, alcohol wipes, sharps containers, etc), and information about local and national resources. 

Support Groups

We will host our peer led support groups. Currently we offer a monthly support group for LGBTQ+ community members and allies and parent support groups.

The Mayne Room

Youth programming for individuals 12-18-years-old will be offered at our Queer in Canton Community Center in The Mayne Room. Provided support will include: Tutoring, support Group, community closet, parent meetings, speakers, snacks, and activities.  

**Please note the Mayne Room has separate hours. Contact us for details. 

Community Events

We will plan and host events to bring LGBTQ+ folks across Stark County together such as closet swaps, movie nights, game nights, drag shows, etc. 

Community Closet

A community closets featuring gently-used and new clothes, accessories, shoes, and hygiene products for people who are transitioning and others to get free, affirming clothes

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