Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)

Culturally specific support for LGBTQIA2S+ youth

Here at SMYRC, we provide a safe, harassment-free space for queer and trans youth ages 13-23, where you can create art, play music, and join in on our open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups. You can access services like counseling, school support, and much more. Whatever you are looking for, we are here to honor, empower, and support you.

Additional Services We Provide

We also offer mental-health services. A Cascadia Behavioral Health LGBTQ Mental Health Specialist is available for appointments for SMYRC participants outside of the SMYRC space.

To register for counseling, please fill out a form at https://cascadiabhc.org/cair_form/ and request “Adrien Wolmark (they/them)” in the “other” section. Select “Garlington Health Center” as the “preferred location.”

Food Pantry

Hygiene Supplies

Clothing Closet

Gender-Affirming Clothing

Virtual/In Person Check-Ins

Virtual/In Person Groups

Mental Health Support

Referral to Other Resources and Support

SMYRC Services Calendar

SMYRC East
17199 SE Division Street
Portland, OR
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SMYRC Downtown
1220 SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR
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Find Us

SMYRC Downtown:

1220 SW Columbia Street – By Appointment Only
*Located on the lower level of the building. Please use the side door next to the parking lot and press the buzzer to enter.

Contact Our Amazing Team to Schedule an Appointment Today

Sarah Modene

SMYRC Program Lead

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smodene@newavenues.org

Alejandro/Lola Briceño

SMYRC Program Advocate

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abriceno@newavenues.org

Want to learn more about SMYRC?

Contact us at smyrcinfo@newavenues.org or 503-872-9664! Also check out our Instagram @smyrcpdx.

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