Welcome to the center oC!
For 40 years The Center OC has been advocating on behalf of the Orange County LGBT community, working to ensure its well-being through a wide variety of programs and services.
If you don't find the information you're looking for on our website, please give us a call and we'll be happy to help you.
women-n2-Wine event to benefit the center oc!
Women-N2-Wine is having a dinner at Bliss 525 in Long Beach to benefit The Center Orange County!
Tickets to this event are $50 each, fifty percent of which will go to The Center OC. Please bring a bottle of wine!
evening volunteers needed at the center oc
Interested in volunteering at The Center OC but can't because you're busy during the day? If so, we have good news for you!
The Center OC is looking for volunteers who can help staff our Front Desk in the evenings, Monday through Friday from 5pm to 9pm.
If you are interested, and are able to commit to a weekly shift, please contact Darby Restorick at 714.953.5428 x119, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
are you considering adopting or fostering a child?
If you're thinking of adopting or fostering a child, then you'll be happy to know that The Center OC is hosting Foster Parent and Adoption Training on Saturdays in January 2013!
We've started a new collaboration with Penny Lane Centers, who are expanding their services to Orange County. Penny Lane will be offering several opportunities to complete their Foster Parent/Adoption training here at The Center OC.
If you would like more information, or to RSVP, call Amelia Ramirez at (323) 318-9960 (office) or (323) 479-6648 (cell), or e-mail her at email@example.com.
NOTE: You are required to RSVP if you would like to attend this training.
mental health counseling now availAble in south orange county
Confidential counseling and emotional support is provided to individuals, couples, youth and families in English and Spanish. The Center OC’s highly skilled therapists are knowledgeable about issues facing LGBT and HIV affected communities, as well as the non-LGBT community.
Prices are based on ability to pay. Daytime and evening hours are available.
To make an appointment at our central Santa Ana or the Shanti Laguna Hills location, call (714) 953-5428 ext. 330.
are you a gay dad (or are considering becoming one)?
The Orange County Pop Luck Club aims to advance the well being of gay prospective parents, gay parents and their children. We do this through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.
If you’re considering becoming a dad, we’re here to help provide you with information on adoption, co-parenting, fostering, surrogacy and other means of creating families.
If you already have children, we’re here to help you facilitate social interaction, develop mentoring relationships and share positive images of gay parenting with the community at large.
For more information, please email Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect to center services and community members!
If so, POW! is the place to make that happen. Programming and Outreach Workforce (POW!) is The Center OC's new hub for connecting volunteers to Center services and to one another.
There are already several new projects that POW! is working on, including painting a vibrant mural on the inner walls of The Center's parking space. Several interest groups are forming as well, focusing on activities such as gardening and hiking.
support the center without breaking the bank
Get on the bandwagon and join The Center Orange County's 20.15 Club -- a giving club that contributes to our goal of paying off the mortgage of our permanent home in Santa Ana. You can help ensure a bright future for Orange County's LGBT community with just $20.15 a month!
When you pledge $20.15 a month through the year 2015, you'll bring us nearly $1,000 closer to reaching our goal of retiring the mortgage. Click here for more information on how you can help!