Women’s Services

Women’s Services at The Center provides a diverse group of programs, resources, discussion groups, and social offerings for women ranging from literature to health issues. The mission of Women’s Services is to create a safe space where LBTQ women and their allies will have access to important resources and referrals regarding health care, social services, and community activities. It’s a place for all women from all walks of life to strengthen and enhance their quality of life.

Please reach out to women@thecentersd.org for specific information, or see calendar below.

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Lesbian Cafe

Join us for a welcoming, inclusive, and joyful group tailored for women of all ages! Every 2nd Friday, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM and Every 4th Friday, from 4:30-6:00 PM.

Women's Book Club

This peer-led Book Club welcomes lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, and questioning women of all ages to join readers in a friendly, thought-provoking discussion related to the month’s book selection.

Women's Coming Out Group

Join us for virtual group to support women who are straight, lesbian, bi, trans or questioning in coming out and being out. Build community through gaining and giving support to other women.

Diamonds in the Rough

Join a safe, therapist-led inclusive discussion group for trans-women! Talk about hormones, transition, life and more! This group meets on ZOOM.

Women's Discussion Group

Join us in an open discussion group for LBT+ women to talk about a variety of subjects, including relationships, school, work, family, friends and any other topics of interest. This is a great place to build friendships and community!

rainbow latinas

Grupo de apoyo para mujeres que se identifican como parte de la comunidad LBTQ+. Nos reunimos en Latin@x Services en The Center cada martes de 5-6:45pm.

Women's RVTIP Group

This group is for individuals who have perpetrated intimate partner violence; either court-ordered or self-referred. This is a 52-week program and the curriculum is LGBTQ-inclusive. You can start at any time, but an intake is needed to participate.


Welcome to our peer-led support group for trans women, trans femmes, and those questioning. As trans folx, navigating the journey towards finding a healthier relationship with ourselves can be challenging, but being in community with other trans folx makes it much easier.

Mi Familia

Grupo de apoyo para padres, madres, guardianes, y familias de personas LGBTQ. Nos reunimos en South Bay Youth Center cada 4to lunes.

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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 with a coming out group and a women’s discussion group, referrals to resources for health issues and social services, educational and social programs, and more.

Critical Services

Critical health and social-support services and collaborations with other agencies, including connections to Behavioral Health and mental health services, connections to housing.

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 and prevention program (RVTP)

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.

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