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. We had a soft opening  June 1st, 2017 and a 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 is also happy to announce negotiations are in process to merge Rainbow Umbrella and DCVC as one 501c3 nonprofit. We will continue to provide Rainbow Umbrella in its entirety as a program of DCVC. We also are community partners with  H.O.P.E Counseling Center who also hold office space here and conduct services for our community. We will use this page to keep the community informed of programs, events, and meetings taking place at the center. Stay tuned for our online calendar but for now here is a list of our community partners and organizations using the community spaces here at the CRC.     


AIDS Walk Ventura 2019 Awards Presentation 

Thursday, March 28th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

At the Community Resource Center

Transgender Day of Visibility Picnic 

Sunday, March 31st 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The location will be sent after registration. For more info see link.



HOPE Holding Our Pride and Equality 

LGBTQ Focused counseling center

seeing clients daily by appointment at the CRC

Phone: 805-890-2289

Rainbow Umbrella 

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 CRC
Contact Audrey Viktoria for more info at

The Andrew Wade Friendship Foundation

Supporting mental health services for young adults. 

First Monday support group for survivors of

suicide or OD loss. Here at the CRC.

For moreinfo contact

Thrive LGBTQ+  Community Meeting Thursday's

at the Community Resource Center

6:00 - 6:45: Spiritual Healing Session with Crystal Star ($10)
7:00 - 8:00: Community meeting.

Diversity Toastmasters Club 

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the 

Community Resource Center.

FREE Anonymous and confidential HIV Screening 

Here at the Center, Third Mondays or each month,1:00 to 5:00 pm

Call 805-665-3193 or email



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 longtime lesbian advocate in Ojai.

Sign up here.   

Trans Alliance Ventura  
A peer-based support group that meets at the 
Community Resource Center the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of
the month.  

LGBT Alcohol Anonymous Candlelight Meeting
Wednesday night 7:00 pm and Friday night at 7:00 pm
All Saints Parish, 2550 E Main St, Ventura

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. 

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

Ventura Chapter meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. 7:00 pm
Community Resource Center 2471 Portola Road. Suite 100  Ventura, CA 93003

FFLUID the former Simi Valley PFLAG Chapter 

Third Thursday of each month 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA  93065.

See website for more information.

PFLAG Oak Park/Conejo Valley
Support group for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ 

meets on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Location: The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Dr, Oak Park, CA 91377 
For additional information email or call 818 991 4797 x27
Support group for parents and family members of Transgender

and Gender Non-Conforming people meets monthly. 
For meeting information call Sharon at 805-603-0722.

The New Beginnings Center
LGBTQ-affirming Individual and Group Therapy
155 Granada Street, Suite N, Camarillo, CA  93010

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

Compass Ventura County

LGBTQ Focused Counseling Network.


Justice For All

Social justice organization in Ventura County West

One Step A La Vez 

youth service orientated organization in Fillmore

LGBTQ Focused addiction rehab assistance.

Thrive Family Care

Senior Resident Facility providing personalized, loving,

24-hour elder care in a family-like setting.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County 

Mentoring focused nonprofit connecting Bigs and Littles.


LGBTQ Finance Support

Credit Cards.Com

Straight Up Ventura County

Engaging youth in prevention advocacy. 

Call (805) 647-4622







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.