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Our Promise

By providing a safe space we will offer support and increase self-advocacy and culturally competent services. We will welcome and encourage other community members and organizations to participate in the Center. We look to them to provide services such as HIV/STD testing, health and mental health screenings.

We will help educate our local schools and the community on the importance of Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) in our schools.

Youth Support Groups

Our groups are currently meeting in-person Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please visit out Youth Groups page for more info on our groups and programming.

“The Uplift center is a place where I’ve made life long friends who understand what it’s like to be the way that I am and it means the world to me.”

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide a much-needed safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults/adults in Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas.

We are committed to creating an environment shared by community leaders who will assist us in providing community resources.

We envision increasing advocacy of LGBTQ+ by providing education to the community and organizations such as schools, health and mental health programs.

Especially youth who have a limited voice.