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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Mission: Our goal is to provide outreach services to the senior LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. The Center provides social and recreational opportunities as well as referral services and programs to assist seniors in maintaining independence and self-sufficiency.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with our primary objective being to network and interact with the greater LGBT and senior communities in the area and provide a space that is welcoming, safe and active. We encourage you to stop by the Golden Rainbow and see our facility!

Results: Due to the expanding need for services and recognition of our successes, Golden Rainbow Center moved to a new property in downtown Palm Springs. The larger location provides much needed space for expanded programs such as a weekly Food Pantry supplying necessities to the disadvantaged.

Target demographics: We target the largely underserved Senior LGBT community in the Coachella Valley (i.e. greater Palm Springs area) by providing support, social activities, classes and programs to enable seniors to have an alternate family. Among the many programs currently offered are: Mental Health (including PEI - Prevention & Early Intervention Plan with Riverside County), Fitness atter Fifty, Tai Chi, Computers, Self Defense, Financial and MediCare counselling, and the Food Pantry.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Serving about 300 each week

Geographic areas served: Riverside County Calfornia

Programs: Mental health counceling for the benefit of the lgbt population of our community.

wellness & recreational programs for the benefit of the lgbt population of the lgbt population of our community

food bank program to distribute nessicties to the less fortunate population of the community.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I had no idea that "Proud Tea-Party" Activists who find Sarah Palin "adorable" are connected with this center.According to these men,liberals have ruined our country. How east it is to say you love Conservatives when you live in the gayest town ever.

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scottlester 06/29/2010

The Golden Rainbow Center has 7 staff members, none of whom has ever identified as a "Tea party Activist.'

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've only just been introduced to the Center. In that short period, I have had only "associations of excellence", so far removed from those I have otherwise made around Palm Springs in the other gay organizations, from charity to for-profit establishments. I look forward to a continued relationship with what I see as committed, like-mined individualists - but with a common purpose - the acknowledged need of the senior and disabled population - for food, for training, for socialization, and mostly - just for a hug - to know you aren't alone. Thanks so much to all of you who make this possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My partner and I are new to Palm Springs and could not have had a warmer welcome from all the kind people who work at the Golden Rainbow Senior Center. We were completely impressed with all of the services and programs and decided to volunteer our time to contribute to this fabulous organization. They sincerely care about serving the needs of the LGBT community and are constantly seeking to augment and improve the services and programs they offer. The inspired leadership of Harvey Stern makes this center vibrant - he truly understands the importance of community for our seniors and how it impacts every aspect of health, happiness and well being.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Golden Rainbow Senior Center is a great community center. They offer classes, events and activities for people of all ages. I participate in the women's book club and attend the women's dances. I have met the loveliest people there and am happy to serve the senior community. Harvey is a great leader and the staff is warm and friendly. Everyone should come by and check out the offerings.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent Organization. I participate in "Fit After Fifty",a twice weekly low impact Sr. exercise program designed for general vitality and to improve balance and prevent falls. As a retired art professor I began an art appreciation series coordinated with current exhibitions at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Each unit has two segments, (1) a film and discussion at the Center followed a week later by (2) a docent led museum tour. The well attended pilot exhibition (Spring 2009) was THE PORTRAITS OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. Two more are upcoming in the Fall

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Donor

Rating: 5

It's absolutely amazing to have been a member of the center for several years and to witness the continual growth. The entire staff truly has their hearts in the right place as far as seeing that the center survives and thrives. It is a resource for the coummunity that is much appreciated by the people whom it serves. Carry on the great work, ladies and gentlemen!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The GRSC is a great resource for the community. The leadership is very open to new ideas and program offerings. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent and dependable service and informative resource. This center provides many needed outreaches and services for the elder LGBT community in the Coachella Valley.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been actively involved in other Senior Centers in the area, and this one has so much going for it with it's drive, initiatives, and volunteers helping the community that it puts the other ones to shame.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen this center make a difference in the lives of many, many local GLBT seniors, providing a lifeline of food to those on restricted incomes, providing important social networks, providing an alternative to bars for socializing, providing free legal services, counseling and information of importance to GLBT seniors. Most of all it's a safe haven in a world that is still too often judgmental and discriminatory to both the GLBT community and to seniors. And it's fun! Personally I've forged several wonderful friendships by volunteering, but also attending various events and classes. The Golden Rainbow Senior Center is a priceless asset to the whole region.