Open House for the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Join the Akron AIDS Collaborative for a look inside their newly opened Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
The Bayard Rustin Center is dedicated to expanding care for all LBGTQ+ individuals. Within Summit County, people of color, men, women, and non-binary, continue to experience the highest rates of HIV infections. The Bayard Rustin Center takes a culturally, inclusive approach to address the client's needs. Their experienced staff have a strong understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ people and are able to provide caring, empathetic approaches to The Bayard Rustin Center is the only statewide LGBTQ+ drop-in location. Their services include HIV, STI, and COVID testing services, housing referrals, mental health support, anti-violence programs, a food pantry, a clothing closet, weekly community meals, and discussions.