Welcome to the center oC!

For over 40 years The Center OC has been advocating on behalf of the Orange County LGBTQ 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.

For the most up-to-date information about what's going on at The Center OC and in the Orange County LGBTQ community, check out our Calendar and Events pages!



2014 indigo ball almost sold out!


We are pleased to announce our largest annual fundraiser, the Indigo Ball, will be hosted at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on Saturday, April 26, 2014, starting at 6:00pm. Click here for more details on this spectacular event and                                                                                                                       how  to reserve your table today!



get your lgbtq greeting cards at the center!


The Center OC is now offering traditional greeting cards for the non-traditional family so you might also be able to celebrate those meaningful moments, express your innermost thoughts and communicate with those you love and cherish.


At The Center, we understand that non-traditional families share the same traditional bonds of love and respect. We appreciate the desire of all people to convey their feelings to those they hold dear. Greeting cards are a vital means of communication that touch lives, as they distinctly identify thoughts, words and actions.


For more information on how to pick up your greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and many other occasions, click here!



the new queer faith forum - now meeting twice monthly



Brian and Jeff, both gay men of faith, co-facilitate The New Queer Faith Forum at The Center OC. They share their stories of faith and help you explore your faith journey as LGBTQ people. This isn't "church", but some have described it as a faithful interfaith group of fabulous people coming together in fellowship and commonality seeking partnership in their walk of faith.


Please click here for more information on the New Queer Faith Forum!



hiv testing - walk-in hours & appointments available


W offer walk-in testing three days a week (various hours), and testing by appointment two days a week. Please click here to see the schedule!


(Note: The Center OC offers the Rapid HIV test, with results available within 20 minutes.)





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 6pm 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 darby.restorick@thecenteroc.org.



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!


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HIV Testing Info
Email The Center

(714) 953-LGBT (5428)

(714) 246-8907

counseling info
(714) 953-5428 x330

1605 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

lobby hours
Mon.- Weds.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thurs. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

rapid hiv testing
Click here for details.


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