Our Mission & Vision

Passages is Kansas City''''s only youth center dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth, and straight allies, operating now for over 23 years! We are open every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 9 PM to ages 14 to 20.

Passages Youth Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our Mission is to equip LGBT youth to become aware of and comfortable with their identities, knowledgeable of their health status and risks, and actively involved in the Kansas City community.
- We assist by partnering with community resource centers to lead discussions around coming out to help LGBT youth feel supported.
- We educate LGBT youth on dating safety, healthy relationships, and HIV and STI prevention, by providing materials not available in traditional classrooms.
- We encourage youth to remain healthy through periodic onsite STI screening and one-on-one risk assessments.
- We support LGBT youth by providing a safe, accepting, hate-free environment for them to express themselves.

Vision: A society where all youth feel safe regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression and are empowered to reach their full potential.

Where We Are

Passages is located at 620 E. Armour Blvd. in Kansas City, MO, in the basement of the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church. Look for the orange cones in the north driveway to guide you to the entrance. While they kindly offer generous support in space and time, know that Passages is not a religiously affiliated organization. Come in, check us out. Questions? Just ask.

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How You Can Help!

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Also check out our non-perishables ''''wish list'''' for needed items. Email info@kcpassages.org for more info or to help out.

Passages is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please consult your tax advisor for any questions. View IRS Determination Letter.