The dream of a community resource center here in Ventura County serving the LGBTQ community is no longer a dream but a reality. After years of hard work, DCVC (Diversity Collective Ventura County) with community partners found a 4200 square foot location in the industrial area of Ventura at 2471 Portola Road. The facility is easily accessible from the 101 freeway with public transportation nearby. It features confidential office space, a large community room, large conference room, a kitchenette, and a large suite for programs.
Diversity Collective took occupancy of the building June 1st and relocated their offices. The first of the partners to move in was the Free 2 Be Me Foundation which provides transgender and non-binary services here in the county. Rainbow Umbrella which provides youth services and support and HOPE Counseling Center also moved in on July 1st.
Diversity Collective will launch its HIV-AIDS Education and Prevention Program in partnership with the County mid-July.
Join them on August 3rd for a grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. Free appetizers and bubbly will be provided.