Howard Brown Health

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • LGBTQ+


4025 North Sheridan RoadChicago, IL 60613 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment. Our Vision Howard Brown Health envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all.


Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $22 million, the agency serves more than 18,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men and women, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood, Howard Brown Sheridan, Howard Brown Halsted, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park. Howard Brown Health now administers a range of medical and behavioral health services, with sliding scale rates, to ensure that everyone in these underserved populations receives essential healthcare needs, in addition to ongoing research.


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by JOHN R. from CHICAGO, IL (June 8, 2022)
World famous. I’ve been connected with since 1980.

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