In its first year, 60 groups met regularly at the center. Today more than groups call the center home. Programs produced by the center include Center Wellness, an Adult Services Department working with people with AIDS, struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health challenges and much more; Youth Services, an activities-based program for LGBT youth; Center Cultural Programs, presenting established and emerging artists, writers, and activitist to the community; Center Families, the Center's family project. The Lesbian Switchboard became a permanent tenant after it was evicted from its former home, and Dignity, a Catholic gay and lesbian religious organization, sought refuge when it was expelled from Catholic churches. The availability of meeting space was a major organizing tool for the LGBT movement in the s and early s.
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An illustration of the Center, s. Photo by Andrew S. The original building before later additions. The building as a school, Courtesy of the New York Public Library.
Palusky wrote. The announcement is a significant departure for the year-old organization, which is the largest Protestant adoption and foster agency in the United States. Bethany facilitated 3, foster placements and 1, adoptions in , and has offices in 32 states. The organization also works in refugee placement, and offers other services related to child and family welfare. Previously, openly gay prospective foster and adoptive parents in most states were referred to other agencies.