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.



 

 

                                                                                           


                                                                                     




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Diversity Collective Ventura County is excited to announce the expansion of our Organizing Leadership Project funded by DCVC and the McCune Foundation. DCVC will continue to train and deploy adult organizers to advocate for LGBTQ, HIV, and AIDS policy and practices here in the county and statewide. This next fiscal year DCVC will include youth in the project and provide training and mentorships from adults organizers to help these youth become organizing leaders. These leaders can then advocate for policies and practices locally and statewide most important to them and help produce an inaugural youth conference and a social media campaign around an LGBTQ subject of their choice. For more information on how to enroll in the program as an adult or youth contact Vicente Torres at vicente.torres@diversitycollective.org           


Loud and Queer a Get Loud Movement 

Saturday, July 20th 6:30 pm to 12:00 midnight. 

The Majestic Ventura Theater

https://www.facebook.com/events/330649160951801/


Ventura County Pride 20th Anniversary

Stand Out Stand Proud Weekend and Festival

Friday, August 16th - Sunday, August 17th. 

Paddy's Ventura, Plaza Park Ventura, Pierpont Inn Ventura    

https://www.facebook.com/events/378580236315469/   

   

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER PARTNERS 


HOPE Holding Our Pride and Equality 

LGBTQ Focused counseling center

seeing clients daily by appointment at the CRC

Phone: 805-890-2289  http://counselinghope.info/


Rainbow Umbrella 

Group is LGBTQS youth 13 to 23 years of age.

Different activities weekly - rainbowumbrella.org
Ventura Youth Group meets Friday's from 5:30 to 7:30 at the CRC
 
Contact Audrey Viktoria for more info at ruyouthgroup@gmail.com

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 info@tawff.org 

https://www.andrewwadefoundation.org/


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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/535292973473721/


Diversity Toastmasters Club 

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

Community Resource Center. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/230901304139206/


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 rapidtesting@diversitycollective.org

 

RESOURCES 


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.

http://google.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d548b8c224f23e31832e13e62&id=515a449a00   


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


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

DCVC is proud members of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Check out their website and facebook page for ongoing events.

https://www.facebook.com/venturachamber

http://venturachamber.com/   


Sex Positive 805

(SP805) members plan and host events centered around

understanding and exploring all aspects of human sexuality. 

​sexpositive805@gmail.com
http://www.sexpositive805.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/sexpositive805/about/?ref=page_internal


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.

http://greatoutdoors.org/sbvcwp/

 

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   
pflag.ventura.ca@gmail.com


FFLUID the former Simi Valley PFLAG Chapter 

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

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

See the website for more information. www.ffluid.org


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 pflag@tcote.org 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
805-987-3162
www.thenewbeginningscenter.com


Planned Parenthood California Central Coast   

For LGBTQ health care services including PREP and PEP.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/


Santa Paula West Pride Clinic 

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

http://www.santapaulawestmedicalgroup.com/pride-clinic/


Coalition for Family Harmony

LGBTQ services including counseling.

http://thecoalition.org/lgbtq-counseling-program/


Ventura County HIV-AIDS Center

HIV-AIDS services including free rapid testing.

http://www.vchca.org/hiv-aids-center   


Holistic Chamber of Commerce

http://www.holisticchamberofcommerce.com/ca-ventura


Compass Ventura County

LGBTQ Focused Counseling Network. 

http://compassventura.org/

 

Justice For All

Social justice organization in Ventura County West 

https://www.facebook.com/justiceforallventura/


One Step A La Vez 

youth service orientated organization in Fillmore

http://www.myonestep.org/

https://www.facebook.com/OneStepALaVez/


LGBTQ Focused addiction rehab assistance.   

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/


Thrive Family Care

Senior Resident Facility providing personalized, loving,

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

https://www.thrivefamilycare.com/


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County 

Mentoring focused nonprofit connecting Bigs and Littles.

https://bbsvc.org/

 

LGBTQ Finance Support

Credit Cards.Com   

www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/lgbt-personal-finance-guide.php


Straight Up Ventura County

Engaging youth in prevention advocacy. 

Call (805) 647-4622

http://straightupvc.org
















 




  





   







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