About Our Organization

About Howard Brown Health

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.


Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $93 million, the agency serves more than 35,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives.


Howard Brown serves trans and cis men and women and gender nonconforming folks, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood, Howard Brown Health Sheridan and Howard Brown Health Counseling Center, and our other clinics Howard Brown Health Halsted and Diversey in Lakeview, Howard Brown Health Clark in Rogers Park, Howard Brown Health 63rd Street in Englewood, Howard Brown Health 55th Street in Hyde Park, Howard Brown Health TPAN in Edgewater, Howard Brown Health Thresholds South in Back of the Yards, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park.


Howard Brown’s services are provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay and contributions support the provision of these services to low income, uninsured, and under-insured patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to care.

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