Drop-In Space

3pm – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday

If you are looking for a fun and safe environment to unwind after school and connect with other LGBTQ youth and young adults, Drop-In Space is perfect for you.  Our Group Room is designed specifically with youth in mind and offers a safe space for hanging out, watching movies, playing games and having fun with other LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Time Out Youth Center has a fun and comfortable Group Room with TV, Wi-Fi, video games and board games. We always have plenty of healthy snacks and drinks available during Drop-In Hours to make everyone feel at home. Youth can also make use of our David Bohnett Cyber Center, LGBTQ Library and Multi-Purpose Room during Drop-In Hours.

Trained volunteers and Staff are always around during Drop-In hours to ensure that the space is safe and welcoming for everyone.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Q&A

1st Thursday of Each Month – 4pm – 6:30pm

At Time Out Youth Center we aren’t scared to talk about sex, and you shouldn’t be either. We believe in being a sex-positive space and encourage youth to be educated and aware of their bodies and their sexual health. Safe sex materials and information are available throughout our space and our staff is always available to talk to you about any questions you have.

On the first Thursday of each month Time Out Youth Center offers FREE STD Testing followed by a Sexual Health Q&A during Drop-In Space. During this time, youth can choose to participate in testing or the Q&A session afterwards.

Testing is provided through Mecklenburg County Health Department. For information about testing times and locations outside of Time Out Youth Center, please call 704-432-TEST.