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

Venxs – Saturday 2/24

Join Venxs – a full moon gathering for all womxn – on Saturday, February 24th from 6-7:30pm…

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PRIDE Training: Parents and Family

Join us for our LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training for Parents and Family on Saturday, March 2nd from…

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Free HIV & STI Screening

Upcoming Testing Day: February 26th Do you know your status? Schedule a FREE confidential screening at our…

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Rainbow Umbrella – Friday 2/2/24

RU is changing it up this Friday 2/2/24. The group will be meeting at the Museum of…

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Little Unicorns – Sat. Jan 27

Little Unicorns will gather Saturday, January 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm! We will be having a…

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Coffee Bean – Pride Prom Fundraiser

Help us raise money for Pride Prom 20% of net sales from Monday 2/5 – Sun 2/11…

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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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Roland
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President
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Vice-President
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Treasurer
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Gutierrez
Director
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Dowtin
Secretary
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Director
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Director
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Staff Directory

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Executive Director
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Edgar Euan
Community Outreach Coordinator
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Thomas Valenzuela
Youth Programs Coordinator
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Trisha Mejia
Community Outreach Assistant
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Andrea Robles
Office Coordinator
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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.