Timeline Stories

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Policy Update

The Board of Directors voted unanimously that The Center will no longer allow armed uniformed law enforcement officers at Center facilities or at Center events, unless as a last resort or in response to a true emergency. The Center works with the Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (CPAT) in..Read More

Civic Engagement

The Center’s Advocacy and Civic Engagement work includes the 2020 Primary and General Elections and 2020 Census campaigns with outreach and dedicated and targeted campaigns to our community.

COVID-19 Emergency Services

The Center closed its doors for in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 20, 2020. Throughout the pandemic, The Center provided Emergency Services including an Emergency Referral and Resource phone line, Behavioral Health Services via Zoom Healthcare, Individual Program Meetings and Check-Ins via Zoom, Virtual Support Groups, Critical..Read More

Black Town Hall

In an effort to better serve the Black LGBTQ community, The Center hosted a Black Town Hall. This event led to many initiatives including the formation of the Black LGBTQ Community Advisory Committee. This committee, in partnership with The Gender Phluid Collective, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition, and the..Read More

Housing Continuum

To help LGBTQ community members experiencing homelessness, The Center’s housing program went from Sunburst Youth Housing Project to an entire continuum of housing services and homelessness prevention — family reunification, host homes, and LGBTQ Safe S.T.A.Y. emergency overnight housing. The Center also offers permanent supportive housing programs to include housing..Read More

Town Hall Meeting

The Center embarks on a Strategic Planning process, engaging a wide variety of community stakeholders to strive to serve our growing and diverse community and ensure that we maximize our organization’s resources to best continue to fulfill our mission in the years ahead

First Border Campaign

The Center embarked on the first border campaign to ensure that legal services, case management, and humanitarian relief to LGBTQ and HIV-positive asylum seekers were provided to those who arrived at the Mexican/U.S. border

The Center reaches $2 million goal

The Center reaches $2 million goal with unprecedented community support, matching donors Ron Bowman, with his husband Stan Zukowfsky announce a second gift of $1.65 million to pay off mortgage for the Centre Street building in spring of 2018

Caroline (Cara) Dessert

New Center CEO

The Center Board announces selection of Caroline (Cara) Dessert, Esq. as the next Center Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2018

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