WELCOME TO THE OAKLAND LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER
Oakland finally has its very own LGBTQ Community Center! Established in 2017, the Oakland LGBTQ+ Community Center is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization, located in the beautiful Lake Merritt district. We welcome you to come in, check out our service offerings on our calendar, and get involved—this is YOUR Center! The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center's model of service delivery is "wellness first" and provides social, educational, and holistic health-related programs, services and activities.
Your support means the world to us! You can help support Oakland's first ever multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and intergenerational, LGBTQ community center
by sending us a tax-deductible donation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donate now by clicking here.
HOURS OF OPERATION
12:00pm - 8:00 pm
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.
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.
LGBTQ Senior, Family and Adult Services
Help us explore how our organization can serve LGBTQ older adults and families in our community. We are dedicated to promoting a positive and healthy quality of life for families and elder LGBTQ individuals in Oakland by ensuring they continue to be supported, respected, and connected to our broader community.
Transgender Support Services
The Center's Transgender Support Services will provide programming to educate, empower and employ our transgender community and family members. Help us create this program by joining our Transgender Support Services Planning Committee.
What does the center mean to me?