Identity House is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides Peer Counseling, Group Support, and Therapy Referrals to members of the LGBTQ community who are struggling with issues of sexuality, gender identity, alienation, relationships, and family. Learn More About Us
Peer Counseling and Group Support for the LGBTQ Community

Walk-In Center

Peer Counseling and Referrals

Due to coronavirus restrictions in NYC our Walk-In Center is temporarily suspended. We will resume operation as soon as it is possible. 

We regret not being able to serve our community at this time, but encourage everyone to stay informed and stay safe!

Click here for information about NYC efforts with respect to the virus 

Our Walk-In Center offers peer counseling and referrals for two hours four nights per week. You talk. We Listen.

Our goal, as peer counselors, is to help the client clarify his/her thoughts and feelings and to explore various options or solutions, including therapist referrals, groups and short-term counseling.

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Identity House tries to provide such groups as are needed in the community. Theme-centered groups in areas involving gender identity and sexual orientation, such as coming-out groups, relationship groups, and older/younger women's/men's groups have been and will be offered. Groups are led by I-House peer facilitators.

Click here to learn more about groups and group information.

Events and Workshops

During the year, Identity House offers special events and workshops depending on the needs of the community. Recently, Identity House hosted an 
all-day Gay Men's conference which included ten highly interactive workshops.

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LGBTQ Events & Workshops at Identity House



Peer Counselor

As a peer counselor, you will have the opportunity to counsel and offer referrals to the LGBT community at our Walk-In Center, to facilitate and/or co-facilitate support groups, and to provide short-term counseling.

Click here to learn more about volunteering as a peer counselor.


All Identity House therapy referrals from the Walk-In Center are made only to Identity House member therapists. Therapists also volunteer by offering 12-week supervision groups, workshops and trainings for both I-House members and the public, co-facilitating groups and participating in Orientations and Screenings.

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Identity House volunteers can also join as an Administrative Member and participate in such activities as development, grant writing, fund-raising and special events.

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Update your member profile, or add your group or resource to the Walk-In Center iPad app.

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171 W. 23rd St. #2C, New York, NY, 10011    Tel: 212-243-8181     EIN: 133002230