Latin@ Services

The first program of its kind in the nation, The Center’s Nicole Murray-Ramirez Latin@ Services has provided a safe, welcoming, culturally and linguistically appropriate space for a range of services since 2004 for the Latino/a/x LGBTQ community. Latin@ Services allows community members to accept and embrace all aspects of their lives including their culture, traditions, language, spirituality, and sexual and gender identities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of The Center’s services are virtual. Please reach out to latinos@thecentersd.org or 619.855.2639 for specific information during this time, or see calendar below.

THE CENTER'S SERVICES

Engagement

Engagement opportunities include a drop-in center with culturally and linguistically appropriate resources, social activities and events, virtual discussion groups, outreach to Latino/a/x LGBTQ community, and more.

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT​

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 immigration assistance, HIV/STI prevention and education; connections to behavioral health and mental health services, connections to housing, health education and referrals to primary care and other agencies; family, individual, and crisis interventions, domestic violence referrals, and more.


HIV Testing & Education

The Center’s Sexual Health & Wellness program offers 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.

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE TREATMENT & INTERVENTION PROGRAM (RVTIP)​

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 onduty@thecentersd.org. You may also contact Steve Carroll at 619.692.2077 x139, or scarroll@thecentersd.org.

The Center Programming and Events

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Click here to download Monthly Activities for Latin@ Services.

To view more events from The Center or other events going on in the community, click here.

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