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55+ Group

A safe space for adults over 55 to express themselves, support one another and learn about community resources. currently meeting via Zoom

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Be You: Youth Collective

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana

We invite Orange County LGBTQ teens and allies ages 13-18 to join us and develop a message/call to action to educate local teens about mental health, substance abuse, sexual/reproductive health, dating violence, and where to get help in Orange County. We will work together, brainstorm, and collaborate on social media to create an awareness campaign with other organizations to promote and address these social topics affecting teens and stop the cycle.

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Smoking Undermines Progress (SUP) Coalition

The SUP Coalition is a community of advocates, and as advocates, we wish to help inform our community and educate them of the consequences of using nicotine products. The SUP (Smoking Undermines Progress) OC aims to establish smoke-free LGBTQ+ Events, as well as prevent tobacco and vape use among LGBTQ+ and ally youth and young adults in Orange County. Meetings are held via Zoom/Discord on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:30-6pm, and again 6:30pm-8pm. The days and times may vary depending on its members! Each meeting begins with checking in with each member, meetings consist of planning for future events as well as conducting meetings with those in charge of community engagement and outreach to table the idea of making events within our community smoke-free, and the meetings conclude with fun activities for all involved!

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Youth Empowered to Act

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana

Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) is a coalition of LGBTQQ and allied youth young leaders working to create safer, supportive and intersectional* spaces to engage in advocacy and social justice. Every year, this youth group organizes and leads Orange County’s only LGBTQQ youth conference, the OC LGBTQQ Youth Convening. Community events include but are not limited to: speaking at school board meetings, presenting at local youth conferences, hosting a leadership summer program, drag show fundraiser, and attend the national Creating Change Conference. This is a free group with no membership fees.

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Breakout Mental Health Process Group

Ages 12-17. Breakout Youth Mental Health Process Group provides a safe and affirming space to discuss mental health issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community. This group is intended to assist folks in learning to understand, manage, and decrease symptoms of mental health, build community, raise confidence, and learn new and effective coping skills.

Recurring

Smoking Undermines Progress (SUP) Coalition

The SUP Coalition is a community of advocates, and as advocates, we wish to help inform our community and educate them of the consequences of using nicotine products. The SUP (Smoking Undermines Progress) OC aims to establish smoke-free LGBTQ+ Events, as well as prevent tobacco and vape use among LGBTQ+ and ally youth and young adults in Orange County. Meetings are held via Zoom/Discord on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:30-6pm, and again 6:30pm-8pm. The days and times may vary depending on its members! Each meeting begins with checking in with each member, meetings consist of planning for future events as well as conducting meetings with those in charge of community engagement and outreach to table the idea of making events within our community smoke-free, and the meetings conclude with fun activities for all involved!