Covid-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have put in place a series of changes to our services in order to best serve the LGBTQ+ community who are at high risk during this time. All COVID-19 related updates and services can be found here. 

Community Survey
OUTMemphis wants to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to serve the needs of our community during this pandemic.
   
If you are LGBTQ+ and have needs that are not currently being addressed, we want to hear from you.
Wellness Check Ins

OUTMemphis is now offering Wellness Check Ins to connect with members of our community who may be experiencing a more difficult time during the quarantine. The two groups in our community we are starting with are youth 13-25 years-old and seniors over 55 years-old. If you are need of support- We Are Here for you.

If you would like to volunteer as a caller, fill out this form and we will reach out to you with more information. 

Food & Hygiene Kits

For the duration of the quarantine, we will be offering pre-assembled food and hygiene kits to LGBTQ+ community members in need. Items included in kits will vary depending on supplies available.  Kits will be available at 892 S. Cooper Street Monday-Thursday from 9am-6pm. The distribution of kits will be based on availability, and at-risk groups will receive priority of supplies. Please call in advance to secure your pick-up.

Free HIV Testing

Free HIV tests are still offered at 892 S. Cooper St. every Monday and Wednesday night from 6:00p-9:00p with no appointment necessary. We have implemented strict health and hygiene protocols to ensure a sterile environment for testing, so don’t let COVID-19 deter you from coming by to get tested!

For more information, please contact us by email or by phone. 

Virtual Groups

A number of our  Social-Support Groups that are not currently meeting at the center have chosen to continue their weekly meetings through Zoom Video Chat. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean disconnecting. Each group has different requirements and offerings so find the one that fits with you!

Partner Resources

Our team has worked to build a community Covid-19 resource list that is regularly evolving and updated.

Please note: The resources on this list are not affiliated with OUTMemphis in any way, just a compilation of things our staff has come across to support individuals in need during this time. 

Urgent Need:

Due to the high demand for our Food & Hygiene Kits, we need supplies as soon as possible. If you are able, please consider making a cash donation or purchasing an item on our in kind donation list. We are requesting in-kind donations to be dropped off at 892 S. Cooper Street or purchased through our Amazon wish list.

Urgent Need:

Due to the high demand for our Food & Hygiene Kits, we need supplies as soon as possible. If you are able, please consider making a cash donation or purchasing an item on our in kind donation list. We are requesting in-kind donations to be dropped off at 892 S. Cooper Street or purchased through our Amazon wish list.

By Appointment Services:

Metamorphosis Project

If you are LGBTQ+, 18-24 years-old and in need of housing or other emergency services, please call 901-278-6422 to make an appointment with one of our Metamorphosis Project staff. 

Virtual Groups

PRYSM:

Join our weekly social-support group for 13-17 year old LGBTQ+ & Allied Youth.  We meet weekly over Zoom on Saturdays at 4pm. Email Emerson for the Zoom login info and for more information!

GenQ:

Are you 18-25 years-old and looking to meet some new friends? Join our weekly social-support group for LGBTQ+ & Allied Young Adults. GenQ meets every Friday night at 7pm over Zoom. Email Emerson or check out the GenQ facebook page for the login info and for more information.

We Are Family:

We are family is our group for LGBTQ+ families with kids under 12. We recently started a parent’s virtual support group on Tuesdays at 7pmEmail Emerson or join the Facebook group for the login info and for more information.

H.O.P.E. Spirituality Group:

H.O.P.E. Spirituality Group meets every Thursday night at 7:00pm over ZOOM. Check out the log in information below to join.

Meeting ID: 874 416 759

https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/874416759

iPhone one-tap (US Toll):

+16468769923,874416759#  or +13126266799,874416759#

Pride & Principles:

Our Thursday night LGBTQ+ AA group will meet over Zoom every Thursday night at 7pm. Click here to join!  

 

Seeking Serenity:

Our Al-Anon support group for LGBTQ+ friends and family of people in recovery will meet over Zoom every Thursday night at 5:30pm. For more information and how to join, contact Parri here! 

 

Virtual T:

Join us for a weekly Zoom gathering on Tuesdays at 6pm. Open to anyone 18+ who identifies as a member of the trans or GNC community, Virtual T is a chance to come together and connect with other folks during this time of isolation. This group will be a time to socialize, check-in, and seek support. Check out our Facebook page or contact Alex for login information.

Stay tuned, we will be regularly adding new groups and meetings! 
Hours of Operation

Drop In Hours at the Center (892 S. Cooper) are closed until further notice, which includes all group meetings, all events, all volunteers, and all internships. Limited services & programming is offered at times specified below.
Walk up Kits: M-TH 9-6PM
HIV Testing: M & W 9-6PM

Scheduled Events

Metamorphosis Project Ribbon-Cutting: Cancelled

2020 LGBTQ+ Youth Job Fair at The Haven: Postponed

2020 NIKE Queer Youth Field Day: Postponed

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