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Serving Oakland’s Diverse and Vibrant LGBTQ+ Community • 3207 Lakeshore Ave. (Entrance on Rand Ave.) • Oakland, CA 94610 • 510-882-2286
Tenants & Program Offices
Create Your Peace - Expressive Arts
Tiha Baker, MS, LAPC
Tiha was born and raised in Boston, MA where she earned several degrees in the fields of helping people. She received her bachelor of arts in Graphic Design and a masters in Education Technology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In these fields, she has gained years of experience coaching people through marketing, staff development, and adult education. She has done clinical counseling with people to help them overcome anxiety and depression so that they feel more alive. I blend spirituality and energy healing with personal development. I use an approach that looks at your strengths to help you reach your goals in life. Her goal is to creatively empower individuals for more growth and healing.
The LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Center
Dr. Meghan Lewis
Dr. Meghan Lewis has specialized for over twenty years in queer conception support, fertility enhancement, pregnancy and birth options, and postpartum and early parenting adjustment. She is the Founder and Director of the LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Center where she offers integrative perinatal and somatic therapies and consultations, (meghanlewisphd.com). Meghan is a birth doula and former homebirth apprentice midwife as well an alumna of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (PhD) and of the University of Michigan (BA). She has served on the Board of Directors of Berkeley's BirthWays and the Advisory Board of Oakland's Then Comes Baby. She worked as the Family Advocacy Program liaison at Our Family Coalition promoting LGBTQ family safety and visibility. Dr. Lewis also is the author and editor of the forthcoming anthology, In the Family Way: Unique Accounts of LGBTQ Conceptions and is the Family Services Coordinator at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. website
TurnOut Volunteer Services
Jack Beck, Executive Director
Jack Beck is the founder and Executive Director of TurnOut. TurnOut connects volunteers with LGBTQ+ causes. Our mission is to amplify the impact of organizations that support LGBTQ+ communities through the power of volunteerism.
TurnOut currently operates in the greater Bay Area, working with individual volunteers and LGBTQ+ groups at high schools, colleges, and businesses. To sign up as a volunteer, a volunteer group, or a nonprofit, please visit our website at www.turnout.org.
We really appreciate having the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center's insurance broker as a tenant!
The Glover Insurance Agency was established in 1981 by Bernard (Bernie) Glover in North Minneapolis after being in the insurance business since 1966. The Minneapolis office is a multi line insurance broker agency, providing a wide range of insurance plans to individuals and businesses across the state of Minnesota with products ranging from life insurance to personal and commercial property and casualty lines. In 2017, Mr. Glover's granddaughter, Tashinda Glover Richardson, began the expansion of the business to the west coast by opening up an insurance agency in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. The west coast practice is under the name Glover Independent Insurance Agency West and it specializes in providing commercial insurance products, offering solutions for property, casualty, surplus lines, bonding, employee benefits, and more.