Black Services

Black Services at The Center was launched in 2021 to provide dynamic programming and direct services for the Black LGBTQ community. In addition to social events, community connections, and Support and Discussion Groups, community members can receive medical and non-medical case management, information, and referrals to additional resources including HIV testing and PrEP navigation, and more.

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Brave Space

A peer-led discussion group for LGBTQ+ folx of the Black and African diaspora community. Come together to bond, share, and connect in community, discuss anti-Black racism, express pain, and create support and healing. 

Shades of Color

A peer-led empowerment group for Black men (MSM). Topics with speakers include: living with HIV, normalization about sex, community mobilizing, dating, spiritual awareness, self healing, and much more. 

Black LGBTQ Community Advisory Committee

The Black LGBTQ Community Advisory Committee provides advice to The Center on issues impacting the Black LGBTQ community to better serve and welcome Black LGBTQ community members. 

Let's Talk

An intentional space to meet 1-on-1 or in small groups to share feedback, challenges, issues, and opportunities about The Center's work with the Black LGBTQ community. Please note this meeting is on hold.

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Additional Offerings at The Center


The Center strives to build LGBTQ power and amplify the diverse voices within our region by conducting robust civic engagement programs aimed at ensuring our elected officials represent our community and our values.


Programs to promote individual wellness, quality of life, and building community including support and discussion groups for lesbians and bisexuals, men living with HIV, and those affected by HIV, 1:1 check-ins, referrals, transgender support services, and more.

Critical Services

Critical health and social-support services and collaborations with other agencies, including case management, food resources, connections to housing, connections to Behavioral Health and mental health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, healthcare enrollment, and more.


The Center’s Sexual Health & Wellness program offers STI screening including rapid HIV testing for individuals and couples, prevention support, healthcare linkage, education and resource referrals. We utilize 4thGen rapid testing technology using the Determine HIV-1/2 antibody/antigen test and offer enrollment in the UCSD Early Test study which can detect acute (very early stage) HIV infection as soon as one week after potential exposure. Click here to learn more.


Group and individual counseling is offered to both offenders and survivors struggling with relationship violence. The Center's RVTIP is certified by the County of San Diego Probation Department and provides a 52-week group counseling intervention for voluntary as well as court-mandated individuals to receive treatment for same-gender/genderqueer relationship violence. Groups include: Men’s Group, Women’s Group, and Transgender & Nonbinary Group. A weekly Relationship Violence Survivor’s Support Group – All Genders is offered as well. For more information about these services, please contact our On Duty Staff at 619.692.2077 x208 or You may also contact Steve Carroll at 619.692.2077 x139, or

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