After a successful soft opening last month, Ventura’s LGBTQ community will finally be getting a community resource center on August 3rd.
“The boards of Diversity Collective, Project Safer, Rainbow Umbrella, and HOPE invite you to join us for:
– 5:00 to 6:00 Ventura Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
– 6:00 to 8:00 Open House, DMG Photobooth, appetizers, free champagne, sparkling cider, music, community art show, a fantastic raffle, no-host bar and more!”
This Community Resource Center will offer services by local non-profits: The Diversity Collective, The Free 2B Me Foundation, Project Safer, Rainbow Umbrella and HOPE Counseling Center.
About the CRC’s partners:
- The Diversity Collective: A community based non profit 501c3 organization. Our mission is to promote diversity, education, mental and physical health via community outreach to the LGBT+ population & the general public.
- Free 2B Me Foundation: Commited to assisting, supporting, raising awareness, increasing knowledge and inspiring acceptance for Transgender individuals.
- Project SAFER: Non-Profit, providing education to reduce harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.
- Rainbow Umbrella: An activities based youth group that provides support and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) youth ages 13 to 23 and their allies. RU is a positive, safe and welcoming space, free of drugs and alcohol. All youth are welcome, group is free and confidential.
- HOPE Counseling Center: A non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to serving the LGBTQ population of Ventura County. The goal of HOPE is to alleviate mental health symptoms for at risk youth, individuals, couples, and families that may be related to bullying, discrimination, or rejection of their family or community. Community-based and outpatient mental health services are available for anyone experiencing mental health issues. HOPE also provides training and consultation services for providers, schools, and community partners who are looking to increase cultural competency in working with the LGBTQ population.
Can’t make it but would like to donate to help sustain the CRC? Click here!