The Center offers a wide range of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services programs. Services include individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are also available for gender transitioning, same-sex relationship violence and those who are HIV/AIDS infected or affected.
Latino/a Services offers a wide variety of culturally and linguistically appropriate services, ranging from case management to social activities to Mi Familia, which provides family support in Spanish-speaking groups.
The Center’s Senior Services and our “50 and Better Club” strive to create a safe place for those 50 and up to access important resources and referrals related to health care, social services and other community activities.
The Center offers a wide variety of services and resources for youth, including the Hillcrest Youth Center for LGBT youth and allies ages 14-18, and Sunburst Youth Housing Project for homeless youth ages 18-23.
HIV-positive individuals, couples and families are welcome at all Center programs and activities. In addition, The Center has services specifically designed for the HIV/AIDS community.
Family Matters serves approximately 400 LGBT parents and their children (of all ages) each month. It offers support and educational opportunities for parents and prospective parents, as well as playgroups and social opportunities for families throughout San Diego County.
Discussion groups, advocacy, referrals, social events, workshops and more.
What is the San Diego LGBT Community Center?
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc. (d.b.a. The Center) is the nation’s second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the LGBT community’s anchor organization, The Center is led by a 15-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year The Center provided more than 61,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
Que es el Centro Communitario LGBT de San Diego?
El centro comunitario lesbico, gay, bisexual, y transgenero de San Diego, Inc, The Center es uno de los mas grandes y mas antiguos centro comunitario LGBT de la naci n. Funcionando como organizaci n pilar para la comunidad LGBT, The Center esta dirigido por una junta directiva compuesta por quince miembros. The Center emplea a mas de 50 empleados y utiliza mas de mil voluntarias para alcanzar ambas metas que son promover la salud y bien estar de los miembros LGBT asi como los derechos humanos de estos. The Center provee servicios a diferentes miembros de la communidad LGBT incluyendo, hombres, mujeres, jovenes, ancianos, familias, comunidad Latina/o y sus familiares y aquellas paersonas viviendo con el VIH. El a o pasado mas de 61,000 miembros de la comunidad aprovecharon los servicios del centro y atraves de sus eventos, actividades, y apoyo, hacienda la diferencia en la vida de muchas miles mas.
LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing
Interested in the senior housing community under construction in North Park? You can find details about the project, as well as answers to questions about the timeline, interest list, application process and more at www.chworks.org/northpark .
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, Casino Night
Don’t miss the third annual Center Casino Night, a fun-filled evening of mock gaming with food, drink (including the oh-so-popular bourbon bar), music and truly fabulous prizes! If you were there last year, you know this is a do-not-miss event. If you missed it – time to find out what all the fun was about! Proceeds from this event support The Center’s many community programs.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, AIDS Walk & Run
Each year, more than 8,000 individuals, teams, social clubs, local businesses, schools and universities, faith organizations will come together for AIDS Walk & Run to remember those who have been lost to the disease and raise funds to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. Please join us for San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event and be part of this incredible experience. Find out more at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook..
February 2018, Tantrums & Tiaras
Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is an event like no other. What can you expect to see? A high-quality spoof of beauty pageants, of course, complete with a “talent” showcase. Local companies sponsor contestants, none of whom have any experience, as they compete to be crowned the next community Queen! In collaboration with Mo’s Universe, you can expect an evening of wigs, glitter and hilarity, all for a great cause! Join the fun and cheer for your favorites. For tickets and more information, visit http://events.thecentersd.org/tantrumst.
Thursday, April 26, 2018, Dining Out for Life® San Diego
Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and businesses? See the 2017 list of participating locations !
On the last Thursday in April each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight AIDS. Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants and bars across San Diego pledge to donate 25-100% of that day’s food and liquor sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center. Visit us at http://events.thecentersd.org/DOFL or find us on Facebook!
Friday, May 18, 2018, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. For more information, find us on Facebook.
TBD, 2018, Pachanga de Frida (Happy Birthday Frida)
We Need Your Help
No matter what strikes your passion and heart most deeply — youth, seniors, families, housing, equality work — there are a menu of giving opportunities to help support the more than 61,000 service visits for LGBT San Diegans that we provide every year!
Every dollar you can give helps to support the services, projects and programs that make a difference for so many in the LGBT San Diego community. You don’t have to give thousands to make a difference in lives. give what you can and together we can all keep making a difference!
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