Q Center Announcements
End of An *eRa*

After 6+ years of serving the senior community and the *eRa* Encouraging Respect for Aging Program here at Q Center, Susan Kocen has announced that she will be moving on to her next great adventure in April.

Susan's work at Q Center is so important and will continue to live on in the community even after her departure from Q Center on April 4th, 2019.

We will miss Susan here at Q, but we know this is not a goodbye. Susan is very dedicated to the community, and Q Center and we are dedicated to her. Thank you for everything you have created and elevated, Susan! You are an inspiration!

(Click on the video on the left to watch a message from Susan to our beloved community.)

Q Center 2018 Annual Report

Q Center’s future is full of opportunities.
We begin 2019 with a renewed commitment
to the resilience of our LGBTQ2SIA+ community, working with the diversity that surrounds Q every step of the way. Thank you for building community with us these past 15 years, and for building a foundation that will last the next 15 years and beyond.
Q Center is a place of hope, and together
we make that possible.

We are thrilled to share our 2018 annual report with our beloved community and supporters. Please view our 2018 annual report by clicking on the image on the left.

We Are Hiring!
Q Center is well known in Portland’s nonprofit sector, serving our community since 2003 and boasting a robust online presence. Our high energy work environment encourages flexible work schedules, collaborative leadership, and multiple opportunities for professional advancement. We proudly have a team of diverse and passionate staff and volunteers. We are currently hiring for a part-time Operations Coordinator and a part-time Senior Services Coordinator.

Application deadline for both job openings is Friday, March 29th by 5pm.
Application information can be found in the links above.
The Days Are Numbered: Birthday & Benefit

On April 7th, you are invited to join cameron whitten, Q Center and other community members in celebrating the best (and worst) moments we've shared during cameron's 27th year on this earth. ' The Days Are Numbered' in this pre-apocalyptic celebration, and we'll be providing friends, food and fun! The celebration will take place at p:ear | 338 NW 6th Ave.

More than a party, this celebration will also be an opportunity to do some good! Many of you feel the same way cameron does– having community is something that can't easily be substituted in our lives. In lieu of traditional birthday gifts, cameron asks that you make a suggested $28 donation to Q Center.

Q Center's mission is to provide safe spaces, community building, and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest. Over 20,000 people visit Q Center each year for programs and services that improve community livability. Q Center serves a unique role as a hub for LGBTQ2SIA+ activities, including as a daily drop-in space, over 40 peer support groups, monthly rotating art exhibits, LGBTQ2SIA+ markets, programs for elders, and a LGBTQ2SIA+ specific information & referral system.

Event Co-hosts:
Katie Cox
Jules Garza
Shaley Howard
Shane Devins
Jenny Logan

Food & Beverage sponsors:
Missionary Chocolates
Townshend's Tea
Voodoo Doughnuts
As a community center, Q Center works for a better world by providing safe and affirming spaces of support, celebration, and opportunity for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages, races, genders and abilities.