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.
Almost 30 yrs ago my partner came to the Center afraid with no where in the OC to turn. He joined the youth group and found friends and folks like him to empower his coming out. Today's, he's a successful professional, reserve sheriff and a loving husband. Being a board member to help others thru the Center is the least I can do to help the organization that truly helped my husband became the man I am so proud of today! Please do take a moment to consider helping the Center help others thru the youth programs, counseling services, senior services, adoption/foster care program etc!
First, I am a previous Board Member and I am so happy to have found a place where I can sing the praises of this agency. I have never served on a Board that worked together so cohesively. All of my subsequent Board experiences are compared with and measured against this Board. No matter the difference of opinion, when they move in a direction, they do it together, unanimously, and with purpose. I watched this agency go from a cash-strapped and struggling, to the point where they now own their own building. In the face of economic uncertainty they have created their own future and forged ahead. I have never been more proud to have been affiliated with an agency.