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Mission: The mission of The Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County is to provide services to ensure the physical, psychological, and social well being of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and HIV/AIDS affected community. These services include activities intended to foster community respect, understanding, and acceptance of gender, cultural diversity, and sexual orientation.

Results: We are at an exciting time in our history. Our programs are multiplying and we are serving more and more people. Recently, we have added Senior Services, Adoption and Fostercare adoption services, and more youth services. We intend to increase our programming for families with children and to offer more educational and cultural programming.

Target demographics: Our services are available to all people regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity--regardless of ANYTHING!

Geographic areas served: Orange County

Programs: Youth daily drop in program; Youth support groups; Youth activist group. Programming for adults +55. Advocacy and Civil Rights. HIV/AIDS Prevention and testing; Sliding scale mental health. Adoption and fostercare referral. Young Professionals Group.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I consider myself lucky to have come across The Center OC, both personally and professionally. I am continually impressed with the heart and dedication that keep the organization running and growing, never turning people away. I expect great things from The Center in the future as it expands and gets the support it deserves to accomplish all its big dreams, and I look forward to helping them do it!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center Orange County consistently impresses me with it's ability to respond to the community and the community needs. Their teen programs are a positive place for teens to feel at "home," their HIV testing is always open, their support groups are diverse and consistently expanding, and their mental health is fantastic. I cannot rave about The Center Orange County enough. I have always felt welcomed and my ideas met with enthusiasm. I will continue to support them in any manner I can.