ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

  • Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center is helping to build an inclusive Mahoning Valley where LGBTQIA+ people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.

  • To promote awareness, education, mental and emotional health, as well as advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, and our Allies) community within Mahoning Valley.

  • ​Working on inclusion in today’s workplace by networking with other local organizations and businesses.

PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING 

  • Host 6 monthly peer support groups within a safe-space center.

  • Events, trainings, and awareness within the LGBTQIA+ community. 

  • Servicing 3-5 local counties within our area.

  • A local resource for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults.

  • LGBTQIA+ inclusive training for area organizations and businesses. 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY 

BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Foundation, Corporation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, HIV status, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

OUR HISTORY

BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center was created in 2016 when Tim Bortner and Marnie Cram noticed a missing piece in the support of the LGBT community locally. Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center was created with the focus of providing mental health services, support groups, community involvement, and eventually housing for the LGBTQIA+ community to ensure their health and standing in the surrounding area. It was formed and molded in coffee shops, in living rooms, and by speaking with those who wanted involved. As the demand for this kind of organization grew, a space was rented soon after launching within St. John's Episcopal Church on Wick Ave. in Downtown Youngstown to house support groups, meetings, and events. Our relationships with area businesses and organizations became a priority and we began attending more and more outside events in the community to raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ population. Because of this, we quickly outgrew our rental space and secured a rental within a commercial plaza, where we are currently located, in May 2018. Since then, through a generous gift from our landlord, we have grown to include the connected unit to be able to expand our services. 

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Helping to build a Mahoning Valley where LGBTQIA+ people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.

OPERATING HOURS

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CENTER REOPENING: TBD

SEE STATEMENT

All Other Days By Appointment Only

Hours are Subject to Change

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*2nd Tuesday of Each Month we Close at 6:00 PM*

Closed All Major Holidays

5060 Youngstown Poland Rd,

Youngstown, OH 44514

234.254.8924

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All Rights Reserved. Full Spectrum and Pride in the Valley and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Foundation Corporation. 

Full Spectrum is a registered 501(c)(3): 81-2650919 
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