Are you’re dealing with issues that feel beyond your control? Struggling with your gender identity? Feeling overwhelmed, lost, isolated, lonely or depressed? The Center offers a range of services in behavioral health, include individual counseling and referrals to LGBTQ friendly health professionals.
To begin counseling services at The Center, you must first participate in an initial intake consultation. Please contact our Advocacy Services Coordinator or program Assistant to scheduled an appointment or for more information. Their contact information is below.
SPEAK-UP The SPEAK-UP project strives, through education and advocacy, to create a culture of safety that will make schools free from harassment, bullying and other forms of violence against LGBTQ students. This program addresses the serious problem of bullying and other forms of violence in our schools and employs innovative methods to promote awareness and prevention of bullying. For example, we audit each school's websites annually to make sure they are in compliance with AB-9 (also know as the Seth's Law) - see link to learn more about AB-9 and how it applies to schools. When needed, we work with schools that need help bringing their bullying prevention programs in line with AB-9.
Additionally, Center's staff and volunteers work with student groups (generally know as GSA) to create safe spaces for everyone. Please contact The Center for more information.
Community Outreach The Center often join community events (resource fairs, rallies, walks, etc.) in an effort to bridge The Center and the LGBTQ community to other agencies and services provides. We promote The Center, our services and the local LGBTQ community, making strong alliances in the process. Organisations interested in having The Center at their events, please contact our staff. Contact information is below.
The Center has become the primary bridge for local agencies to reach and service the local LGBTQ community. At The Center you will find information and resources for everything. If we don't have it, we will help you find it. Our staff and well trained volunteer team is ready to help you.
Looking for an LGBTQ friendly Doctor? We can help with that! We do a number of referrals for various services every month. From trans-friendly doctors to HIV-testing, to adoption services, it’s all at The Center. Stop by or call us if you need help getting connected with services and resources. The Center staff and volunteers are ready to help you!
The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity 902 18th St, Bakersfield CA 93301 661-843-7995 | 661-404-5209 | email@example.com
Regular hours of operations Tue, Wed and Thur 5pm-7pm Fri: 4pm-7pm and Sat: 3pm - 6pm
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The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity (The Center), formerly known as The Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender community in Kern County.