Youth Center

The Side by Side Youth Center is located at 2311 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23230. The Youth Center houses all our youth support groups in Richmond and serves as the main office for Side by Side as an organization.  

Youth Drop-In Hours

Youth are welcomed to come by Side by Side to hang out, chat with support staff and get resources, or just come play video games, pool etc.  Drop-In hours are Monday-Thursday 3pm-9pm and Fridays 1pm-5pm. For a full list of events be sure to check out the Side by Side Calendar.

Here are just some of the fun things youth can do during our drop-in hours:

  • Play pool

  • Play X-Box or Wii video games

  • Create crafts

  • Build puzzles

  • Read LGBTQ+ books and magazines

Meeting Space

The Side by Side Youth Center hosts a few rooms for meetings that are available for organizations to utilize (see list below). Organizations or individuals looking to utilize the Side by Side Youth Center should contact us at info@sidebysideva.org.

  • Youth Space

  • Small 1st Floor Conference Room

  • Steven Midgett Memorial Library

  • Larger 2nd Floor Conference Room

Steven Midgett Memorial Library

The Steven Midgett Memorial Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Side by Side Youth Center and holds hundreds of books for LGBTQ+ youth and other books for young adults. Anyone is welcomed to checkout books from the library. For more information please contact us at info@sidebysideva.org.

The Steven Midgett Memorial Library is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Joyce, Norm, and Jon Sheer in memory of Jon’s partner Steven Midgett. Steven was a dedicated member of the LGBTQ+ community, who fought for equality and justice. His memory lives on in this beautiful library, which shares the experiences of LGBTQ+ people with local youth.