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Community Resources

OutReach offers a series of resources to our community at the center! Click on one of the links below to see which service best suits your needs!

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COMMUNITY PANTRY

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center Pantry is one of our newest services to the community.

Hours Open:

Monday - Friday from 12pm-7pm

Who can use the pantry?

Anyone is welcome to use our pantry! We are a no-questions-asked pantry, meaning we do not take any information from folx.

How often can you use the pantry?

Our pantry operates on a use-as-you-need basis- there are no limits to how often you can use it!

How do I use the pantry?

During our open hours, you can take what you need - no registration or check-out is required.

Community Pantry

Please visit the following link to see a continuously updated list of items needed for our pantry:

bit.ly/OutReachCommunityPantry

THINGS TO DONATE:

  • Ready-to-eat/shelf-stable meals (ex. mashed potatoes, oatmeal, ramen noodles, microwaveable rice)

  • Can Openers

  • Socks

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Menstrual Products

  • Baby Wipes

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Grab n’ Go Snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.)

  • Bottled Water

  • Cereal Shelf

  • Stable Milks (dairy and nondairy options)

THINGS NOT TO DONATE:

  • Candy/sweets (we already receive large donations)

  • Used or opened items

  • Items requiring refrigeration

  • Frozen items

  • Clothing (new or used)

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If you have any questions or comments about the pantry and its services, please contact our Harm Reduction Services Director, Tarah Stangler tarahs@lgbtoutreach.org (608) 255-8582

DAVID BOHNETT CYBERCENTER

The David Bohnett Cybercenter at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center is one of the 60+ LGBT Centers the David Bohnett Foundation provides technology for across the country.

The Cybercenter at OutReach operates near our front desk and provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ folx to access their emails, do important work, or just have a place they can feel free to be themselves using the computer.

The Cybercenter is monitored by our front desk volunteers as well as our IT team to make sure clients are keeping things safe for everyone.

David Bohnett Cybercenter

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INFORMATON & REFERRAL

Information & Referral

Whether you're looking for medical treatment, event listings or meeting times, attorneys, etc...we can help.

OutReach's Information and Referral database is updated frequently. We have a list of LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-allied professionals in any given area to help you with your current needs.

Call us at (608) 255-8582 M-F (12-7pm) or email info@lgbtoutreach.org and someone can offer you

assistance!

EARL GREELY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Earl Greely Memorial Library

The Earl Greely Memorial Library, housed at OutReach, is one of the largest and most extensive LGBT libraries in the Midwest.

The library honors the late Earl Greely, a much beloved long-time Madison community resident & poet who was killed in a hate crime in northern Wisconsin in 1984.

Our fiction collection has novels, short stories, an poetry from a variety of authors. We have mysteries, romances, science fiction and erotica.

The non-fiction collection covers a wide range of LGBT topics and issues. There is material about the people and events that have shaped and are shaping the LGBT movement. There are books on spirituality, health, HIV/AIDS, psychology, and coming out. Our transgender collection covers transitioning, SRS, coming out and appearance.

We have books dealing with LGBT relationships, LGBT familes, and LGBT youth. Our juvenile and young adult section has material about coming of age, coping with school issues, LGBT parents or family members, and coming out.

The library also carries some LGBT magazines and newspapers (available for in-house reading only).

This a free lending library. Books may be borrowed for one month. Library users must fill out an application to be eligible to borrow books. All information provided is confidential and will not be shared.

Click HERE to see our Online Catalog of Books!

OutReach Library Catalog

Looking for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender books?

ROOM RESERVATIONS

Room Reservations

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center offers community space for groups to meet or hold meetings. Our community space is intended to be an accessible resource to any and all groups that hold our mission in their work.

Donations from room use will go towards agency maintenance and program support.


Please connect with OutReach Operations & Event Coordinator - Mack McKellips on room availability.

 

(608) 255-8582 

mackm@lgbtoutreach.org

admin@lgbtoutreach.org

Conference Room, Suite 104

  • Couches and additional seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

  • TV available for entertainment & workshop ready

OutReach asks for a minimal donation to use our space; a donation of $20 for an hour and then an additional $10 for each additional hour. For example, an event lasting four hours equals a $50 donation to OutReach.

 

Donation must be arranged before the event.

 

We would like this space to be available for all groups, so if the cost is a barrier for you, please connect with Mack.

OutReach receives city and county funding which means we have to record anonymous demographics from each person who receives our services, events, and programs. By signing this form, you agree to record demographics for your event using the record sheet provided by OutReach in this packet. Additional forms are located in each room.

Board Room, Suite 102

  • Seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

  • TV available for entertainment & workshop ready

OutReach, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 and cannot be involved in partisan politics. Therefore, the space is NOT available where admission is charged or collection taken for the benefit of any political party, political or quasi-political movement or candidate.

 

OutReach does not have insurance to host movement-type groups (yoga, dance, or other forms of exercise or movement). If your group involves any sort of physical activity, you must have your own form of liability insurance. If you have any questions, please let OutReach know.

Board Room, Suite 103

  • Seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

  • TV available for entertainment & workshop ready

Mini-Board Room, Suite 101

  • Seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

Gathering Space, Suite 102

  • Seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

  • Space can be rearranged for a variety of events

Small Gathering Space, Suite 101

  • Seating for events

  • Kitchenette nearby

  • Internet accessible

  • TV available for entertainment & workshop ready

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