Youth Outlook

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services


  • Mental Health
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Youth Services


1828 Old Naperville Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Contact Info

Phone: 1-815-754-5331


"Established in 1998, Youth Outlook is the first and longest-running social service agency in Illinois solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. We work in seven counties in northern Illinois, offering drop-in centers for youth, caregiver, and parent support, plus community education and professional development."

Support programs include Drop-In Centers, Caregiver Support Groups, Community Education & Professional Development, Health & Wellness Navigation.


"Our Drop-In Centers meet weekly and are a social setting for youth to meet other LGBTQ+ young people and talk about various topics that really matter to them, providing a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe, supported, and celebrated. Trained staff and volunteers lead all programming, which includes identity and self-esteem, physical and mental health, political awareness, healthy relationships, and other topics requested by attendees. *Most groups welcome youth ages 12-20, exceptions are noted by each location."

Drop-in centers currently offered in DeKalb, Peoria, Naperville, Joliet/Lockport, Ottawa, Sterling, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Palatine, and virtually.