Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th
What is the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th?
The Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th (TLC4) is a SAAF place for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-24 to visit in order to access a variety of services to support their health and well-being. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), less than 50% of LGBTQ+ youth say they have an adult in their family they could turn to for help. The top three most important problems for LGBTQ+ youth in their lives right now include non-accepting families, bullying and problems at school, and fear of being out. TLC4 provides critical services and support for youth that need support.
What does the TLC4 Offer?
Safe, drop-in services
Support with houselessness
Food, clothing, and housing-referral assistance
Suicide prevention programming
Sexual-violence prevention programming
HIV testing and counseling
Substance abuse prevention
Referral to other community programs
Culturally competent care
A place to be themselves
Eon Youth Lounge
Eon Youth Lounge serves LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-24. Eon Youth Lounge is for youth who are just looking for a place that provides support, positive identity development, opportunity for growth, and the ability to safely connect with other LGBTQ+ and their allied peers.
Location: Eon Youth Lounge operates out of the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th at 526 N. 4th Ave. Our Eon staff can also provide support and programming to Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs at schools throughout Southern Arizona.
Hours of Operation: Eon regularly provides service hours from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
During this time, we offer basic needs such as clothing, food, toiletries, and laundry services. We provide structured programming focused on affirming self-development through art, game nights, structured conversations related to health, identity, education, and more.
Homelessness Support: Eon also offers services for those youth experiencing homelessness while partnering with other agencies to coordinate housing or other case-management resources.