The LOFT- THE LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER, INC

Advocate, Educate, Celebrate

aka The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center   |   White Plains, NY   |  http://www.loftgaycenter.org

Mission

Mission- Advocate│Educate│Celebrate - To further the cause of inclusion, diversity, and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Judy Troilo

Main address

252 Bryant Avenue

White Plains, NY 10605 USA

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EIN

13-3603559

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The LOFT LGBTQ Center has grown significantly in the past few years and is in need of expanding the Center's space.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The LOFT Groups

The LOFT's programs include a 20-something group for young adults, a senior program for LGBTQ+ people 55 and over, peer support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary folx, BIPOC group, Latinx group, LGBTQ+ family groups, gender expressive youth group, coming out groups, Gaymes Nights/Movie Nights, health and educational programs, a Helpline, a Lending Library, social events--such as dances, boat rides, craft fairs, coffeehouses, traveling supper clubs and potlucks, web site, and gala events, and activity groups including hiking and meditation.
National and regional groups that meet at The LOFT include LGBTQ AA and Al-Anon meetings, Hudson Valley Gay Lesbian Straight and Westchester Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
The LOFT also offers meeting space for LGBTQ+ and supportive mainstream organizations.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Resource database for LGBTQ+ friendly business, services, and community support including legal, medical, and emergency referrals.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

LGBT 55+ senior outreach program. Open Houses feature a light lunch and a speaker on health & wellness.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Seniors

6 Mac computer terminals and a large-screen monitor for classroom instruction. Free one-on-one computer tutoring offered weekly.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Unemployed people

Testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis provided by our medical provider partners.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

The LOFT works closely with our DV/SA provider partners to educate and assist LGBTQ people in need of IPV services.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Victims and oppressed people

For transgender individuals needing assistance to legally change their name.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Financial assistance for medical related expenses associated with transition

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Lending library containing 4,200 LGBT related books, films and reference materials.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

Support for job seekers including help with resumes, interviews, networking.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Gender and sexual identity

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The LOFT is aiming to secure a larger sustainable space with easy access to mass transit and affordable parking for our participants.

The LOFT has formed a site committee comprised of The ED, knowledgeable board members, and key stakeholders that analyze our needs: 1) Location; 2) Square Footage; 3) Finances; 4) Legal. The committee has engaged a consultant who has completed a feasibility study which determined the support is strong to purchase or rent a significantly larger space in Westchester County.

The LOFT is positioned for expansion. Programs, services, and visibility have increased by 300% from 2014 to 2020. The LOFT has a strategic plan in place to effectively and systematically reach this goal.

The LOFT has completed a feasibility study and is launching a capital campaign.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The LOFT- THE LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER, INC

Board of directors
as of 01/04/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Selwyn Walters

US Gov.

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kira Barden

WestRock Company

Selwyn Walters

US Gov.

Christopher Mitchell

Verizon Media

Robert Mayetta

Smart Daily Administrators

Nicholas Zullo

Saint Vincent's Hospital

Lloyd Mascarenhas

IBM

Vincent Fields

NYS Senate

Shary Sanchez

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Jason Rein

Citi Private Bank

Doris David

Doris Davis Educational Consulting, LLC

Anthony Arrien

Town of Putnam Valley, NY

Jeffrey Gurkin-Young

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

Peter McNamee

Radisson NYC

Bernard Galeano

Hope Center

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/04/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.