Safe and affirmative resources for LGBTQ+ Michiganders

Our mission at Cares is to be a quality and accessible neighborhood resource that helps reinforce our strong and resilient Southwest Michigan community. We have services that cover a 10-county area as well as some services that are statewide.


Affirming LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Services

If you are a sexually active queer person, gaining access to affordable resources is a must. You shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get the answers you deserve. At Cares, we make it easy to get your sexual health questions answered and help you get the proper care you need.

Free Prevention Tools!

We offer free condom pick-up and delivery service to any Michigan resident! Quit wasting money at the pharmacy on over-priced tools to prevent the spread of sexually transmittable infections.

Free HIV/STI Testing

We offer several different ways to get a free HIV and STI test through Cares. We offer in-person testing, at-home self-testing, and attend many queer events around our area with on-demand testing!

Living With HIV?

Are you a LGBTQ+ identifying person living with HIV? We can get you connected to one of our allied case managers that will assist you with a range of services like transportation,  insurance help, tobacco cessation, and nutrition courses.

Regional LGBTQ+ Resource Centers


Since 1987, OutFront Kalamazoo has worked to advance social justice, build coalitions, change hearts and open minds so that all people in southwest Michigan can live authentically and free from discrimination – regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

OutCenter Southwest MI

The OutCenter based in Benton Harbor provides support services and resources to LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies. We also work to create change in Southwest Michigan through initiatives based on education and strong strategic partnerships.

Battle Creek Pride

Battle Creek Pride is a safe and welcoming resource Center for the LGBTQ+ Community . They promote cooperative efforts for social activities, to support non-political causes of importance to LGBTQ+ people and to promote the general well-being of the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have two office locations in Kalamazoo and in Benton Harbor. You can schedule appointments with us online or by calling 269-210-7570.

We are also at various events around our region! Visit our LGBTQ Events page to view where we will be next.

Cares is a nonprofit organization. All of our services are free of charge.

We do offer delivery on some of our services like At-Home HIV/STI testing and condom delivery. If you are using our HIV support services, we can arrange transportation for you.