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Review for Center On Halsted, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Center on Halsted used to be a safe place for coming out issues and other issues with respect to mental health, addictions, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. It seems to have lost its way - this year it hosted the Grabby Awards. The Grabby Awards are an homage to the gay "erotic" film industry, i.e. pornography. Its amazing and difficult to comprehend how a pornography award celebration honors its mission of "building and strengthening the gay community."

The Center on Halsted has also become a focal point of violence in the neighborhood. The reception desk has had to call 911 several times for incidents of theft, disorderly contact and, most recently, a vicious beating of a man by a client of the Center.

Conversations with some employees of the Center reveal that they are intimidated and afraid in their jobs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public