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5/1/22 Clinical Department Update
We are not currently taking clients, including transfer of care. Our clinical waitlist is temporarily closed as of January 31, 2022. Please go to our Clinical page to stay updated.

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Rainbow Community Center builds community, equity, & well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQIA+) people & our allies.

Since 1995, we have been offering support & social opportunities to the LGBTQIA+ community & its allies.

Community Mental Health Services

We provide outpatient mental health services, specifically serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning LGBTQIA+ communities.

 

​Call the Confidential Intake Line at 925-692-2056

A reminder that we are not taking clients at the moment, including transfer of care. Our waitlist is also currently full.

Houseless Transitional Youth Program

LGBTQIA+ youth ages 12 - 24 years old experiencing houselessness, have been victims of violence, & are in crisis.

 

e: rblake@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X721

Kind Hearts Food Pantry

Currently operating as our “Supply Train Home Delivery” Program.

 

e: cristina@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X721

Youth Programs

Supporting a positive self-identity for all LGBTQIA+ youth & young adults ages 11-25.

 

Addressing internalized homophobia, promoting resilience, & helping youth decide when & how to more safely & bravely disclose their gender identities & sexual orientation through:

  • programming

  • mentoring

  • social activities

  • virtual drop-in spaces

e:youthprogram@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X1

HIV Education & Prevention Programs

Consists of various types of outreach including:

  • social media promotion

  • HIV+ support groups

  • social groups

  • special events that have a focus on male identified people of color & Spanish speaking communities in Contra Costa County.

e: christian@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X714

Older Adult Programs

Provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ older adults to gather, socialize, & create a supportive community. Our seniors are more likely than their straight & cisgender peers to be isolated. We aim to increase support, help address internalized homophobia & shame, & ensure access to a supportive network of peers.

 

e: christopher@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X713

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Professional Development & Trainings

Responsive, interactive, hands on, minds on, hearts on learning experiences for all environments to grow LGBTQIA+ understanding, practices, & fluency.

e: laura@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X6

Support & Social Groups

Our social and support groups include both professional & community peer-led sessions & activity groups for people with diverse identities increasing the sense of community amongst the LGBTQIA+ population & decreased isolation.  

  1. Amigos

  2. Found Family for Trans Masculine and Non Binary AFAB people

  3. Gender Voice

  4. Living with HIV Support Group

  5. Mocha

  6. Parents/Guardians of Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Children

  7. Partners of Trans Folks

  8. *Queer Magick*

  9. Rainbow Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers 

  10. Senior Zoom Lunch

  11. Social Guyzing

  12. Women of the Rainbow

  13. Youth Group

Contact each groups’ designated individual listed in our Happenings page here.

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Rainbow In The News

Share the Spirit: Rainbow Community Center is a lifeline for East Bay LGBTQIA+ youth seeking acceptance for who they are

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Rainbow In The News

All the Colors of the Rainbow:

The best gift you can give your kid is acceptance

SOGIE Handbook FREE Download Now Available!

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Open source, free, and downloadable, SOGIE Handbook written by Rainbow's Executive Director! Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Expression Affirming Approach and Expansive Practices for anyone who connects with anyone and wants a helpful tool. Funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & supported by the New York State Department of Health and Cornell University.