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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights

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.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Melissa305

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Who would have thought this amazing gem would exist in North County San Diego. Thank you to the many volunteers and donars who have polished this gem to perfection and making it shine so bright. And a special thanks to Max and Linda for the amzing leadership and support to the LGBTQI community. Your continued support of gender related education and supports groups is something I wish I saw in all LGBT centers, you are truly setting a new standard of excellence ❤️

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering some of my time at the LGBTQ Resource center and it has been great to be involved with such motivated individuals that make this center a safe place for others to express themselves for who they are and provide life saving resources. I'm very grateful to be a part of this community and have the opportunity to educate myself on the LGBTQ culture.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an ally I have been looking for a place to contribute my time and talents and be involved in a community rooted in the values I live my life following. Three years later, I have been honored to become part of the Center's family and look forward to many more years supporting it's Mission. The organization is founded in solid board practices, transparent goals and planning and lots of wonderful loving people. At the heart of the Center is it's mission toward LGBTQIA youth, however the programs and support that the Center runs are a reflection of the direct needs of the community.

1 Laura B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an ally I am honored to support the center! They offer such a warm welcome to everyone that walks in the door. I have been a supporter of the LGBTQ community for many many years, but only a supporter of the center for a little over 2 years and I am still filled with such love from both the others that support and the youth that come for support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Arielle2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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