About Diversity Collective Ventura County

About Us

Diversity Collective is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of directors and volunteer advisory board. It is our mission to promote advocacy, education, mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV and AIDS in Ventura County, California. We do this work via our community resource center, programs, and community-building events.

We are the proud parent organization of the Rainbow Umbrella Program that focuses on youth 13 to 23, the DCVC HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Program, Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura, the Diversity Gala, Pride Prom Ventura, and many other events and activities weekly, monthly and yearly. All proceeds raised through our fundraising efforts go to fund our community resource center, programs, and events.

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News & Updates

News | Quarantine Help

Virtual mom hugs, available now

May 1, 2020
News | Support Diversity Collective

Giving Tuesday now, show your support May 5th

AIDS Walk | News

Ventura County AIDS Walk goes digital

Community Resource Center

Our Community Resource Center provides a safe space for the LGBTQIA community of Ventura County. Our staff and volunteers support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice through civic engagement, and work to build a culturally rich community through various groups and classes. At the Diversity Collective Community Resource Center, we strengthen, support, and connect our LGBTQIA community. Together we all thrive.

General Office Hours

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Weekdays  |  CALL US  |  GET DIRECTIONS

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

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Sun 09


August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wed 12

Jest Improv Classes

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu 13

Thrive LGBTQ

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fri 14

Free Counseling

August 14
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Fri 14

Rainbow Umbrella Youth Group

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woman talking in therapy group
Sun 16


August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

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Head shot of Patricia Logan
Head shot of Kelly Marie Jones
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Head shot of Luis Andrade

Staff Directory

Tess Allen
Office Manager
Ken Barrow
Program Manager
Jenna Stroklund
Program Coordinator
Dahkotahv Beckham
Program Assistant

Meet Our Sponsors

Our sponsors help to fund programs and events that promote diversity through education-focused community outreach, which will allow the development of programs that will eventually translate into greater mental and physical wellness for the LGBT community.

Interested in partnering with us?

Contact Us

Please contact us via phone, mail, or email using the form below. To get involved by volunteering, sponsoring or donating to the Diversity Collective, please check out our Get Involved page.

We do what we do, because of you.

Diversity Collective of Ventura County is able to help our community because of our incredible network of supporters including sponsors, donors and volunteers. Without you all, we would not exist. If the Diversity Collective has made an impact on your life, or in the life of someone you love, consider supporting our case in whatever way you are able. We sincerely appreciate you.