Howard Brown Health Center
Hospitals & Medical ServicesCommunity OrganizationSocial Services
Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. With an annual budget of over $22 million, the agency serves more than 36,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STD prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. HBHC serve men and women, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood (Sheridan Road), Triad Health Practice in the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center professional building, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park.