The Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (QUEST), established in 2015, is a community-based collaborative formed to create healthy, inclusive and safe spaces for members of the LGBT+ community and their allies in the Greater Waterbury area fostering meaningful relationships, learning and joy.
To achieve this mission, QUEST has assumed the following roles:
- Serve as a community educator to the public and its institutions on matters that are important to the LGBTQ+ community
- Facilitate joyful and healing spaces via public events and community-led projects,
- Act as a community liaison between community members and positive and affirming service providers in the youth development, medical and mental health fields, and
- Advocate for the socio-political needs of LGBTQ+ folks identified by the LGBTQ+ community.
QUEST is a program of Staywell Health Center