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North County LGBTQ Resource Center

Rating: 4.96 stars   55 reviews 1,704

Address:

510 North Coast HIghway Oceanside CA 92054 USA

Mission:

To foster and empower the North County LGBTQ community by providing a safe space, advancing awareness & visibility and sustaining equality and inclusiveness.

Results:

Since our grand opening on December 4th 2011, we have already served more than 3,000 people. We have established 12 different programs and open our Resource Center for every day activities.

Target demographics:

North County LGBT families, kids and individuals

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 10,000 North County residents

Geographic areas served:

North County San Diego

Programs:

Support groups, a safe place to feel at home and accepted, LGBT advocacy and support, educational programs for schools, hospitals and businesses, mental health, HIV services and counseling, transgender resources and help.

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760-994-1996
www.ncresourcecenter.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first started to know the Center as a student leader of a Gay Straight Alliance at a North County High School. The folks there provided programming and support for all of us queer youth where our high schools and middle schools did not. Now I'm going back to the center as a college student to connect with other young adults in the area, and it's a wonderful place to build those connections. I always feel safe and at home in the Center, even if it's my first time back in months. They provide so much for so many different people in the community.

 
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The North County LGBTQ+ Resource Center has been like a second home to me. It's a place where I can go, and no matter how good or bad my week or day has been, it never fails to make my week a whole lot better. The Center has offered me so many services and a family, where everyone is respectful and loving to each other, a place where the right names and pronouns are always respected. It has made a huge difference in my life, teaching me to be the change that I want to see in the world, and that I'm never alone. I am forever grateful that the Center exists, because it has changed my life and so many others, making positive changes in the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This "Little Center that Could" has been a beacon of light in North County San Diego. It is truly inclusive and warm. With only two paid staff members and yet over a dozen support groups, activities, and major events like Pride by the Beach, it is clear that community members themselves put their hearts and souls into making things happen by volunteering. The work that this Center does is truly life-saving

 
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There has never been a place where I felt as accepted and loved as this one. The people here put their 100% to make sure that everyone who comes in, leaves feeling good about themselves and know that they have somewhere to go to get the resources and help that they need. Absolutely love it there!

 
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The North County Center is a true diamond in the rough and its purpose serves many families, children and members of the community. I first came to the center for support. I saw the great work they were doing so I became a donor. And now I am volunteering my services as chair for the Gender Advocacy Project and could not be more proud of this organization. The work being done at this center is truly inspiring especially when you hear it first hand from the youths themselves.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Best nonprofit organization in north county to donate money. It's so important to support this center fir all the great work they are doing

 
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After talking to many people in North County, it was obvious this community was in need of its own LGBTQ recourse center, for years people drove 30+ miles to feel a since of community. Board members have worked hard to make this dream come true. We all new how important this would be for people, but the response we have had from the community, volunteers and allies was more than we could have every have wished for. I can truly say that the center is impacting peoples lives, it’s changing the community’s around us. It is an honor to be a part of something that is helping so many people in so many different ways.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Max and Carolyn and their organization are amazing people. We are a better world for them. Linda is so wonderful to helping "EVERYONE"!!! The Center is the forefront for all of our rights. Not just LGBTQ, it is a battle started before anyone heard of that, to keep our rights!!! LGBTQ continues the representation for all of our society to keep from losing our rights and is everyone's "front line".. The Center and staff are there for anyone whom needs help and the many experts that assist at the center know what to do when someone walks in and they can and do can direct each individual situation to a path of safety, understanding, healing and growth. Please support the North County Resource Center. It is a landmark that is there for all of us.. SatieJ

 
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For just under three years, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center (NC Center) has been committed to providing exceptional programs, services, education and advocacy to approximately 700-800 individuals, families, youth and allies on a monthly basis. It has a fun, welcoming atmosphere and is a safe space for all!

Whether you want to donate money, volunteer, or participate in a signature event, there are countless ways to get involved with the NC Center. As a nonprofit organization, the NC Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our services and programs.

Thank you!

North County LGBTQ Resource Center
510 North Coast Highway
Suite C
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 994-1690
http://www.ncresourcecenter.org

 
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Located in very near proximity to the largest west coast military base, we opened our doors in December 2011. Our organization was perviously know as the North County LGBT Coalition.

It is run by a compassionate, caring and cohesive team of diverse volunteers. This may be a young center, however, it is doing an amazing job to provide services, programs and has brought a real sense of community to this conservative area of North County, San Diego.

The LGBTQ Resource Center sincerely advocates and promotes full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and queer identified and questioning individuals and their allies.

We offer a safe meeting space for a variety of community organizations such as “Our Circle” for youth, “Out Serve” for service members, Christy’s Place (that provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS education, support, and advocacy to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS), Vista Community Clinic and the North County Health Services that provide HIV education and rapid on site testing. We strive to empower the community by having cultural events (Pride @ the Beach!, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Carlsbad High “Words Hurt” Campaign Art Show etc.), political activism, social activities.

Unique to this Center, in an effort to recognize and support the local GSA Clubs in North County San Diego, we created the annual Gay, Straight Alliance Awards. In 2012, twelve student run High School GSA Clubs were given a monetary award and recognition for the work they’ve done to end harassment and discrimination in their school’s. By promoting inclusive school climate’s that support all students and celebrates diversity.

It has been an honor and privilege to meet and work with so many wonderful people. Thank you!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

North county LGBTQ resource center is an amazing center for resources and information. Everyone there is more than welcoming and never passes judgement. I would definitely volunteer for them again!

 
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I've been blessed to be able to volunteer for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center. I've never seen a place that is so welcoming. No matter who walks in the door, the first thing they will see is a smile!!!! Max and Linda are always there to help. If it wasn't for them and the amazing team of volunteers I never would've considered volunteering with this organization. They are the foundation of something great!!!!

 
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