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. Our mission is providing advocacy, visibility, safety, and wellness for the  LGBTQ+ community. We do this work via our community resource center, programs, and community-building events.

Our Vision is A Ventura County community where LGBTQ+ individuals, inclusive of all intersecting identities, have immediate access to needed services, are celebrated, and treated with equity and respect.

Our Values are:

DCVC Values

Diversity Collective Ventura County is the proud home of support groups such as Little Unicorns,  the Rainbow Umbrella Program that focuses on youth 13 to 23, our men's group OutSpoken, and our book club, the Pride Nook. We are also home to our HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Program. We host 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

Free HIV & STI Screening

Upcoming Testing Day: September 18th Do you know your HIV status? To learn your status and schedule…

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Little Unicorns – Sat 8/26

Now that the storm has passed and the sun is shining again, let’s get together for some 3D…

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Ventura County Pride Week!

We’re celebrating celebrating Ventura County Pride with a week of events leading up to Pride on Saturday,…

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VC Pride 2023 – Sat, August 19

Ventura County Pride is coming to Plaza Park in Ventura Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 11am –…

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Big Pride Weekend

There are multiple Pride fests in Ventura County this weekend. Come join us at a celebration near…

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Free HIV Screenings at Pride

Join Diversity Collective at Oxnard Pride on Saturday, June 24th at Plaza Park in Oxnard. Our Diversity…

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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

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Weekdays  |  CALL US  |  GET DIRECTIONS

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

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Head shot of Luis Andrade
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Staff Directory

Tess Allen
Executive Director
Edgar Euan
Community Outreach Coordinator
Andrea Robles
Office Coordinator
Michael Schouten
Youth Programs Coordinator

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.