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.
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.
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/
Group is LGBTQS youth 13 to 23 years of age.
Different activities weekly - rainbowumbrella.org
Ventura Youth Group meets Friday's 5:30 to 7:30 at the CRC
Contact Audrey Viktoria for more info at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Diversity Toastmasters Club
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the
Community Resource Center.
DCVC 1st Thursday Community Mixer / Comedy Show
on the 2nd Thursday. August 12th 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
Ventura County Pride
Friday, August 17th thru Sunday the 19th.
Friday: Pride Kick-Off Mixer TBA
Friday: Pre Pride Party at Paddy's Ventura 9:30 pm
Saturday: Beach Side Festival Promenade Park Ventura 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: After Party Paddy's Ventura 9:00 pm
Sunday: Pride Brunch Pierpont Inn Ventura 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 6th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The lovely Heritage Square in Oxnard
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. Transallianceventura@gmail.com
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. 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 email@example.com 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