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

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


Community Mental Health Services

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


​Confidential Intake Line

(925) 692-2056 or

Houseless Transitional Youth Program

LGBTQI+ 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: marcel@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X721

Youth Programs

Supporting a positive self-identity for all LGBTQI+ 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


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 LGBTQI+ 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


Professional Development & Trainings

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

e: laura@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X6

Support & Social Groups

  • Amigos

  • Found Family for Trans Masculine and Non Binary AFAB people

  • Gender Voice

  • LGBTQA Survivors of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Support Group

  • Men's HIV+ Support Group

  • Mocha

  • Parents/Guardians of Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Children

  • Senior Zoom Lunch

  • Social Guyzing 

  • Women of the Rainbow

  • Youth Group

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 LGBTQI+ population & decreased isolation.  

Contact each groups’ designated individual listed in our events’ calendar here.

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Rainbow In The News

Share the Spirit: Rainbow Community Center is a lifeline for East Bay LGBTQI+ 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

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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.

SOGIE Handbook FREE Download Now Available!

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