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The Rainbow

Community Center

of Contra Costa County

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

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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

(925) 692-2056 or

Kind Hearts Food Pantry

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

 

e: marcel@rainbowcc.org

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.

 

e: rblake@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

e: Niq@rainbowcc.org

p: 925-690-0090 X718

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.

My Hip Event, MM/DD/YY

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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.

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Rainbow In The News

Share the Spirit: Rainbow Center works to support LGBTQI+ community