Advocate Directory

The Center on Colfax
Mission statement

To engage, empower, enrich, and advance the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Colorado.

Brief description of services provided

The Center on Colfax is a safe and welcoming place for Colorado’s proud, diverse LGBTQ community and has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region. We give voice to Colorado’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, and play a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today, we are focused on fulfilling our mission by ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. When you visit our space, you’ll be affirmed and accepted, heard and understood.

Good to know (internal only)

Rainbow Alley – 10-17 yrs; Drop-in: Wed & Thurs 4pm-7pm

SAGA – 18-24 yrs; Drop-in: Mon & Tue 4pm-7pm

No ID or parental consent required
Space is ADA accessible – service/emotional support animals allowed (pets ok in emergency)
Focus on social support and community


Youth & Young Adults: drop-in, or email Iyan Nario (they/them) [email protected]

SAGA: Drop-ins are open, programs/workshops req registration app

All Ages: call for more info
Calendar of Events:

Service details (internal only)
  • Youth/Young Adult Drop-in Space (Rainbow Alley & SAGA): dedicated days for Rainbow Alley (youth) & SAGA (young adults)
    • social/psychoeducational activities, game room, video games, movies, computers, art space, Drag Closet (try on Drag), Clothing Swap events, limited hygiene items available, harm reduction & safe sex supplies
    • HIV/STI testing (partners on-site) & volunteer tutors (Rainbow Alley)
    • Field Trips & Friday Events (cooking classes, movie nights, concerts, etc)
  • Vent Room: virtual support group w guided discussions for high schoolers (14-17yrs, statewide) on Discord, can join by video or chat only; must email for link, Tue 4-5pm (typically ~ 6 attendees)
    SAGA: Drop-in and young adult-specific progs/services (ages 18-24)

    • life skills, social events, employment support/job fair, housing support
  • Adult Support Groups: Disability, Religious Trauma, Transgender, AA (recovery)
  • LGBTQ Family: free and low-cost activities and quarterly events for LGBTQ families with children under 12yrs

Services available

Education / Job Training
Academic support / tutoring , Resume / Interview / Job readiness support
Mental Health
Survivor support groups
Medical / Wellness
STI testing / treatment
Day shelter or drop-in center, Housing assistance program

Additional Information

Ages served
Adults, Unaccompanied minors, Accompanied minors
Genders served
All Genders
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm