LGBTQ Center OC Resources

In addition to mental health counseling, the LGBTQ Center OC offers a variety of resources and support groups to assist in your journey.

We offer free HIV Testing by appointment only, no walk-ins: On-Site and Off Site Testing Free male and female condoms Educational visits to local organizations and events Mental Health and Emotional Wellness services Linkage to care for gender transitions medical needs PrEP navigation and referral services

Call us at 714-953-5428 or visit https://www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/services/hiv-testing/

The only trans* specific health and wellness program in Orange County. Trans*itions exists to help guide the trans* community, and their families, throughout their transition, along with providing education and resources to allied businesses and community members. Services offered, counseling, hormone services, groups, medical referrals, and events. Linkage to Care- We offer a robust linkage to care program where we connect clients with LGBTQ Affirming providers for most care needs surround (Primary Care, Trans Care / HRT, OB/GYN, Dental, Surgeons, Legal Support, Hair removal and the list continues) along with covid resources Trans Orientation- Monthly (3rd Saturday of the month)- We do a thorough Trans 101 for the community where we talk about navigating mental health, hormones / medicine, insurance and legal changes next steps through a trans lens. We finish the event with a discussion with someone from our Trans Community AlleyTogether group. Trans Committee- We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month where we plan 5 major events for the year- Black History Month, Trans Day of Visibility, Trans Day of Remembrance, Friends giving and Trans Pride.

Contact Miliana Singh at Miliana.Singh@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

We provide education, resources and referrals to low-income and indigent, HIV-affected, documented and undocumented immigrants/migrants. We work with immigrants and refugees in accessing services and legal support for obtaining lawful immigrant or citizenship status in Orange County. At the local, statewide and national levels, we work with LGBTQ, immigrant rights and social justice advocates to fight for the dignity and rights of immigrants and refugees.

Call us at 714-953-5428 x 504 or email us at luis.gomez@lgbtqcenteroc.org, jonatan.gutierrez@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

We are offering free assistance in finding alternative methods to reduce the stress that might be making you turn to tobacco use in the first place. SAY (Santa Ana Youth) Tobacco prevention Coalition is working on passing a vape free Santa Ana Ordinance Smoke Free Events Coalition- a youth coalition working on creating smoke free LGBTQ events in OC. Semi-monthly meetings For Orange County and Santa Ana coalitions Spoken Word/Poetry Art Projects

Tobacco Prevention Education and Advocacy

LGBTQ+ Public Health Experience

Queer/Trans Leadership and Community Building

Queer/Trans Femtorship/Mentorship

Contact us 714-953-5428 ext: 206 or tobias.vasquez@lgbtqcenteroc.org

We offer Social and Educational Groups STEM Tutorials and Literacy Collaboratives Q Chat Space Collaborative Youth Leadership and Community Engagement Groups Young Adult Programming Support for Gender and Sexualities Alliances (or Gay-Straight Alliance) student leaders, members, teachers, and the school community, Youth events and outings

Contact us at 714-953-5428 x 205 or stephanie.vandyke@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

Counseling is available 7 days/week by appointment. Currently offering teletherapy sessions. We offer sliding scale therapy sessions and provide serivces in Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

Contact us at 714-953-5428 x 330 or ann.mason@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

Services offered: Hate crime and incident support; education and legal protections for LGBTQ students; policy and legislation; voter engagement and education

Contact us 714-953-5428 x 205 or stephanie.vandyke@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

Peer and Support Groups

We also offer a variety of on-going peer and support groups at the LGBTQ Center OC. Click on the button to see all the groups that are available today!

Support & Peer Groups