ENC YOUth

Currently the ENC YOUth program is operating via zoom.  You can join youth advisor's Katy Hansen, and Leah St Charles-Stankiewicz area youth ages 17 and under for some  peer to peer conversations. Helping you through the challenges of coming out, Parenting a gay youth for parents, The coming out process of the family member or friend, Coping with changes in expectations due to sexuality, Dealing with discrimination and stigma, Feeling included and normalizing minority sexuality and Finding an accepting community.

ENC meets every Sunday at 3:00 PM - please check our face book page or website for any schedule changes.

At The Center we believe that you should celebrate who you are, what makes you unique and why you matter. For members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth community, we provide a safe, inclusive and affirming environment to foster relationships, personal and professional skills and the evolution of identity. Open to young people between the ages of 13-21, our programs build self-esteem and help ready you for various life stages. We also offer a first-of-its kind substance use treatment program to help LGBTQ young people, ages 13 and older, make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol.

Once your community center can open it's doors, we will provide more than just a wide range of services and programs for LGBTQ youth. We also provide a true home with open doors, where you can drop in to meet and make friends, and feel connected to those who share common experiences.

From dances, open mic nights and the Youth Pride Chorus to gaming groups, movie screenings and drop-in groups, The Center is your foundation for encouraging and furthering your connection to the passion and pride of our city’s LGBTQ community.

Connect through:

  • Discussion groups

  • Creative art workshops

  • Social activities and events

  • Performing arts programming

Trans-Formation - is a community center and Peace Counseling Center facilitated support group.  This is a group for Transgender and Non-Binary individuals, of any age, to explore the many different aspects of their lives. Examples of topics include relationships, and living your best Trans or Non-Binary life in ENC.  

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Gender Spectrum hosts online groups for pre-teens and teens to provide you with the opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community. Check our groups page to learn more and find our current groups.

The Onslow County LGBTQ+ Community Center is a registered 501c3, all donations are tax deductible.