Gender Flood

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

Gender Flood is a social drop-in group for transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-questioning young adults ages 18-26. This is a wonderful group to meet other transgender and gender non-conforming peers from throughout Orange County. Get involved, meet others, and participate in engaging weekly discussions, activities, and community events. Important Note: This is a closed space facilitated by and for transgender and gender non-conforming young adults. We kindly ask to respect the space for trans people only.

Prism

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

Prism welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and/or allied young adults ages 18-26. The objective of this group is to provide young adults with a safe and welcoming space, where they can meet friends and participate in engaging weekly discussions, activities, and community events.

55+ Group

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

Recurring

Be You: Youth Collective

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

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.

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!

Youth Empowered to Act

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

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.

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!

Cisn’t

Cisn’t is a closed social space for transgender, intersex, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth 13-18. The purpose of this group is to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which one’s gender may be freely expressed and respected. Given that the majority of transgender students feel unsafe in school, it is important to provide a safe and welcoming environment that caters to the direct needs of transgender youth. Two adult group facilitators offer discussion topics relating to the transgender community while leaving space for youth to connect with peers and participate in engaging activities and community events, such as Transgender Day of Visibility, OC Trans Pride, and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rainbow Group

The Center OC 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA

Rainbow Group is a social drop-in group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied youth ages 13-18. Three adult mentors facilitate group activities and discussions to provide a safe and supportive environment, where youth can make lifelong connections with their peers and develop a positive sense of identity. On a monthly basis, we invite guest speakers from different community organizations to speak in order to increase the educational component of our program. Youth are able to learn about different topics, such as STI and HIV prevention, relationships and setting boundaries, consent, dating, sexual self-care, gender identity, coming out, advocacy, empowerment, student rights, bullying and harassment, drugs and alcohol, mental health and suicide prevention.

Recurring

Men’s Therapy Group

The goals of this group are: to create a safe, comfortable place to express feelings, exploration of self through group process and reflection, enhancing sense of self through awareness and acceptance, and to support and be supported. Ages 18 and over.