QCAD has served as a safe meeting space for LGBTQ+ people of all ages in the Quad Cities area for decades now. We have stepped back from providing social support groups and our focus now is community support, school outreach, legislative advocacy, and providing resources for nearly any need LGBTQ+ folks might have. Be sure to visit our resource page!
The Joyce Wiley Memorial Scholarship was created in 2020 to honor QCAD's founder and to help others carry on her legacy of social activism. The scholarship provides financial support for a member of the LGBTQIA community pursuing a college degree or specialized training. We are currently accepting applications and you can find that application here!
QCAD works with local K-12 schools through our Safe Schools Committee to provide inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ students; a snippet of accomplishments for this committee include assisting in the formation of Gender and Sexuality Alliance's and hosting a conference in 2018. Our committee is generally made up of school administrators, educators, and counselors. Contact us today to become a volunteer!
Historically, we have provided LGBTQ+ youth and elders a safe and accepting place to gather. After much consideration, we have decided to end our support groups indefinitely. We would encourage anyone seeking social support groups to visit Clock, INC for information on their current groups. Anyone seeking counseling groups, we would encourage them to visit The Project of the Quad Cities.