Center Support

Providing direct and peer related services since we opened our doors

Center Support includes:

 LGBTQ Friendly Resources and Referrals

The Pride Center of the Capital Region is your Center for all the info you need on being queer in the Capital Region. Whether you’re in need of a LGBTQ friendly therapist, lawyer or wedding officiant, you can find it, and much more!

Since the Pride Center opened our doors over 40 years ago, we have been the place for the Capital Region’s LGBTQ community to get connected to everything. You can access information about; Legal resources, Trans resources, Substance Abuse recovery, Education and Training opportunities, Support groups, Religious/Spiritual resources, Doctors, Therapists, Wedding resources, Employment, Advocacy, Housing/Homelessness, Social Groups and Dating, Family services, and much more!

For more information, or to have your questions answered now:

Reach out! Referrals are available by phone Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. After hours, please leave a message and someone will return your call. Our number is 518.462.6138. You can also email us at

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Center Counseling Services

Center Counseling services are offered through a partnership between the Pride Center and the State University of New York at Albany School of Social Welfare program. Low cost counseling is offered under the clinical supervision of Arlene Istar Lev., LCSW, CASAC.

Counseling services are offered to address issues such as:
Relationship and couple issues, family and parenting issues, healing trauma and abuse, sexual orientation and gender identity, depression and anxiety, addictions and recovery, living with HIV and chronic illness.

For more information, please call 518.462.6138 or email

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Recovery Groups, hosted by the Pride Center

Providing a safe and welcoming environment for community members in recovery to meet is part of the Pride Center’s commitment to promote the well being of LGBTQ people.
The following groups meet weekly at the Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave:

  • LGBTQ Alcoholics Anonymous, All Genders : Every Sunday 7 PM
  • LGBTQ Narcotics Anonymous: Every Thursday 7:30PM

* These groups are not programs of the Pride Center, they are independent groups unaffiliated with any larger organization.

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