Programs specifically for identifying LGBTQ+ seniors!
Please reach out to our Senior Program Manager, Christopher Holden at Christopher@rainbowcc.org or 925-338-1372 for more information.
Our mission is to build community and promote well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning adults over the age of 55 in Contra Costa County through outreach, advocacy and education. Our goal is to provide community-building, support, and social programs to LGBTQI+ seniors and provide an affirming environment where they and their allies can be a part of a community that welcomes diversity and individuality.
Senior Luncheons VIA ZOOM!
Twice a month, volunteers provide a delicious and nutritious lunch for our Seniors at the Rainbow Community Center.
Call Christopher for more details at 925-338-1372
All programs are virtual at the moment until further notice.
Our SOAP Program
Senior Outreach & Advocacy Program (SOAP)
This program is designed to both educate senior care facility staff on cultural competency issues and to advocate for LGBTQ+ seniors who may be experiencing discrimination at skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, senior living, etc.
How SOAP helps:
Provide clients with resources, such as legal advocacy and social supports.
Advocates for the rights of LGBTQ+ seniors and their partners.
Addresses issues for trans people including gender affirmation in their care setting.
Discuss needs, provide support and linkage to other services.
Training for Senior Care providers
Whom SOAP helps:
LGBTQ+ seniors & people living with HIV/AIDS
Feeling unsafe/insecure in their environment
Not being addressed by their chosen pronouns
Experiencing Social Isolation.
Friendly Visitor Program
925-338-1372 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is designed to assist in reducing isolation for LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS older adults. The program addresses both the psychological and physical challenges seniors face living alone at home. The Friendly Visitor Program is tailored to the needs of the individual, our process looks like this:
We make contact with the referred senior and talk about services offered, we also set up their initial appointment with us.
Their first appointment is attended by the senior program manager and a social worker to explore and identify individual needs.
We follow up with future on-going appointments based on individualized needs.
We encourage our senior to attend groups at Rainbow Community Center and/or other social groups in the community.
We also help in accessing resources, such as:
Our goal is to link seniors to resources and reduce isolation, for more information, send us referrals, or to set up an initial appointment please contact our Senior Program Manager, Christopher Holden at (925) 692-0900 ext. 337 or email at email@example.com
Outside Services you should know about
Lavender Seniors of the East Bay
(510) 574-2090 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, programs, and support groups for LGBTQ+ elders ages 55 and up in Alameda and West Contra Costa County.
Contra Costa Area Agency on Aging
Information and Assistance Line (925) 229-8434 | (800) 510-2020 from within Contra Costa
Resources in our county to help you maintain safety and independence. Ask about meal delivery, transportation and other services.
Free, phone-based social & support groups.
Contra Costa AIDS Program
Services include case management, medical assistance, legal aid and more.
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Call this number if you or someone you know is in danger of hurting him/herself.
If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse please call (877) 839-4347