Metro Wellness and Community Centers

The LGBTQ Welcome Center is operated by the Metro Wellness & Community Center a 501(c)(3) organization. Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in the community.

The LGBTQ Welcome Center opened in June 2014 in St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District. Only the third in the nation. As a function of Metro Wellness and Community Centers serves the area as an LGBTQ visitors’ resource, ice cream and coffee house, youth center (safe space), and provides a wide range of business resources, education activities and entertainment events.

If you’re a resident, we’ll help you discover the latest arts & cultural events, get connected to ticket locations, and access deals to dine, play and be entertained in the area.



Multilingual Services Available

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Full day, Half day, Less than 1 hour, Multi-day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Roll-under Sinks, Wheelchair-friendly

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)