Diversity Collective Ventura County is excited to announce the Community Resource Center serving the LGBTQ Community of Ventura County we have been working so hard to open is finally a reality with a soft opening date of June 1st, 2017 and our grand opening August 3rd. Strategically located in Ventura on Portola Road which provides easy access to Oxnard and the 101 Freeway. It was our mission to maintain our relationship we developed over the years with the city of Ventura while choosing a location with easy access from other cities in the county. DCVC, The Free 2B Me Foundation, and Project Safer will be the first community partners to move in on June 1st with Rainbow Umbrella and HOPE Counseling Center coming on July 1st full time. We will use this page to keep the community informed of programs, events, and meetings taking place at the center after the move in date! Please stay tuned for updates.  


Community Resource Center Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, August 3rd 5:00 PM TO 6:00 Pm

2471 Portola Road Ventura, CA 93003  

Ventura County PRIDE Weekend

Friday, August 18th - Sunday, August 20th.

Pre Pride Beachside Kickoff Mixer at Pierpont Inn Friday 6 pm to 8 pm

Pre Pride Kickoff Party at Paddy's Bar and Lounge Friday 9 pm to Close

Beachside Pride festival in Promenade Park, Ventura Saturday 11 am to 6 pm

Pride After Party at Paddy's Saturday 9 pm to close

Beachside Pride Brunch Sunday 11 am to 2 pm


National Suicide Prevention Helpline - 24/7 1-880-273-8255

Trevor Project - 24/7 LGBT+ Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-886-488-7386

Trans Lifeline - Transgender Suicide Prevention Helpline 877-565-8860   

Lavender Living Room an LGBTQ Newsletter

Generated by Lynne Doherty long time lesbian advocate in Ojai.

Sign up here.   

LGBT Alcohol Anonymous Candlelight Meeting
Wednesday night 7:00 pm and Friday night at 8:00 pm
Ventura County Office
24 East Main Street
Suite 108 side of building towards the back parking lot. 

DCVC is proud members of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Check out their website and facebook page for ongoing events.   

Great Outdoors Santa Barbara / Ventura Chapter

Great Outdoors California is the largest gay, bi, and lesbian

outdoor recreation organization in the western United States.

It is a registered not-for-profit organization.


Gold Coast Card Players Club

A Tuesday night card and game social club. Now in our 26th year!

Contact Neil or Keith Coffman-Grey at 805.569.0561 

Hosts in Santa Barbara and Ventura/Oxnard area. 

Rainbow Umbrella Youth Group 
Group is LGBTQS youth 13 to 23 years of age
Different activities weekly -

Ventura Youth Group meets Friday's 5:30 to 7:30 at the Senior Adult Center  
Oxnard Youth Group meets Wednesday's 5:30 to 7:30 at the Coalition for Family Harmony  
Contact Courtney Lindberg for more info at

PFLAG Parents, Families, Freinds and Allies united with the LGBT Community.

Ventura Chapter meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston st

FFLUID the former Simi Valley PFLAG Chapter 

See website for meeting information.

Planned Parenthood California Central Coast   

For LGBTQ health care services including PREP and PEP.

Santa Paula West Pride Clinic 

One of 14 in the nation. For LGBTQ health care services.

Coalition for Family Harmony

LGBTQ services including counseling.

Ventura County HIV-AIDS Center

HIV-AIDS services including free rapid testing.   

Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Justice For All

Social justice organization in Ventura County West

One Step A La Vez 

youth service orientated organization in Fillmore

Trans Alliance Ventura

(805) 861-4793

Holding Our Equality and Pride H.O.P.E Counseling Center

LGBTQ+ focused counseling in Ventura County 

Phone: 805-890-2289








Diversity Collective Ventura County is a community based non profit 501c3 organization.  Promoting advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, California via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs.