The Center's mission is to build a stronger community through support, education, and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their families and friends by providing a physical space, a resource library, and programming that meets the individual, relational, and collective needs of our region.
The GLBT Resource Center of Michiana serves the GLBT community of the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan areas, including South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, La Porte, Buchanan, and Niles and everywhere in between!
We offer social and support groups for GLBT adults and youth. Guiding Principles
We create and maintain the Center as a safe and nurturing environment for those individuals who know or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We serve as a primary voice of advocacy for raising awareness of the contributions and challenges of GLBT people in Michiana.
We celebrate and cultivate the creativity, diversity, health and wellbeing within the individual, their relationships and our community.
We provide diverse learning opportunities, resources and support that enhance lives within the GLBT community and our allies as well as the whole of Michiana.
We foster unity through the development of collaborative relationships with regional GLBT Centers, supportive community organizations and businesses.
We strive to build a sustainable organization through financial responsibility, leadership development and transparent practices.