of Contra Costa County
(Rainbow) builds community & promotes well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQI+) people & our allies.
Since 1995, Rainbow Community Center has offered support & social opportunities to the LGBTQI+ community & its allies.
Community Mental Health Services
We provides outpatient mental health services, specifically serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning LGBTQ+ communities.
Confidential Intake Line
Kind Hearts Food Pantry
Currently operating as our “Supply Train Home Delivery” Program.
p: 925-690-0090 X721
Houseless Transitional Youth Program
LGBTQI+ youth ages 12 - 24 years old experiencing houselessness, have been victims of violence, & are in crisis.
p: 925-690-0090 X721
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:
virtual drop-in spaces
HIV Education & Prevention Programs
Consists of various types of outreach including:
social media promotion
HIV+ support groups
special events that have a focus on male identified people of color & Spanish speaking communities in Contra Costa County.
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.
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.
p: 925-690-0090 X6
SUPPORT & SOCIAL GROUPS
Found Family for Trans Masculine and Non Binary AFAB people
LGBTQA Survivors of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Support Group
Men's HIV+ Support Group
Parents/Guardians of Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Children
Senior Zoom Lunch
Women of the Rainbow
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.
My Hip Event, MM/DD/YY
S.O.G.I.E Handbook FREE Download Now Available!
Open source, free, and downloadable, SOGIE Handbook written by Rainbow's Executive Director! Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and 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) and supported by the New York State Department of Health and Cornell University.