WELCOME TO THE OAKLAND LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER
Oakland finally has its very own LGBTQIA Community Center! Established in 2017, the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization, located at 3207 Lakeshore Ave., in the beautiful Lake Merritt district. We welcome you to come in, check out our service offerings and get involved—this is YOUR Center! The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center's model of service delivery is "Wellness First" and includes social, educational, and holistic-health related programs, services and activities.
What does the center mean to me?
means the world to us! You can help support Oakland's first ever Non-profit 501c3, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi gender, and intergenerational, LGBTQ community service center, by sending us a tax-deductible donation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Our normal hours of operation are
12:00pm - 8:00pm
We are open Saturdays for group activities. Closed Sundays except for special events. For all group activities and meetings, please see our calendar.
COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES
LGBTQ Community Connections
The Oakland LGBTQ Center is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of our community members. We provide case management, information and referral services, along with a variety of health and wellness related workshops, forums, peer support groups and community strengthening activities. You are invited to become a volunteer peer support group facilitator, workshop presenter, outreach worker, or apply for a volunteer opportunity that fits your interest. Click here to volunteer!
WELLNESS SUPPORT & RESOURCES
LGBTQ Youth Services
The Center is committed to supporting our youth by providing information and referral services, support groups, leadership development, conflict resolution workshops, advanced educational opportunities, job training and employment information, food and nutrition resources, transportation assistance and referrals for housing and homeless prevention services. To learn more about our youth services program or to join the youth club, click here. Youth can also call the Center and ask to speak to our Youth Services Coordinator.
HIV PREVENTION & WELLNESS SUPPORT
Our Glenn Burke Wellness Clinic offers Sexual Health and linkage to care services to help our community stop the spread of HIV and other STI's and provides access to treatment for those who need it. Click here to schedule an appointment with a Wellness Coordinator or to learn more about our services.
LGBTQ Senior, Family
and Adult Services
We are dedicated to promoting a positive and healthy quality of life for families and elder LGBTQ individuals in Oakland and Alameda County, by ensuring they continue to be supported, respected, and connected to our broader community. Click here to learn about elder services at the Center or to speak with a Wellness Coordinator please call 510-882-2286
Transgender Support Services
The Center's Transgender Support Services offer opportunities to educate, empower, house and employ our transgender community members. To learn more about transgender services at the Center, click here. You can also call the Center and ask to speak with a Wellness Coordinator.
Latino Men's Group
Power X is a Latino/Latinx Affinity group designed to meet the wellness needs of men/trans men around the bay area. Our group meetings will take place twice per month (once in English and once in Spanish), discussing topics designed to meet the groups needs and provide fun and educational meetings, in person or virtually - click here to learn more.