SUMMER Community Center hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 3-8:30pm

Location: 1220 SW Columbia, Portland OR 97201

SMYRC is located in the lower level of the New Avenues for Youth building so please use the side door next to the parking lot and press the buzzer to enter.

Phone: 503-872-9664


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SMYRC is a program of New Avenues for Youth

Our Mission:

 SMYRC (Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center) honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and to change the world.

Our Vision:

SMYRC Program embodies a vision of generosity, community support & investment, abundance and intergenerational connection.


SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free, and alcohol- and drug-free space for sexual & gender minority youth 24 and younger. Youth gather to participate in positive activities like art, music, open mic nights, drag shows, community organizing, youth development, education, peer support, support groups, case management, counseling, and more!



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