760-592-4066 info@ivlgbtcenter.com




LGBTQ STUDENT’S GUIDE (Guia para estudiantes)

Find a list of colleges offering acceptance, inclusion and support

Website: LGBQ Student College Guide

LGBTQ Student Guide: http://www.onlineschools.org/lgbtq-student-guide/

LGBT+ Comprehensive Health & Well-being Guide



LGBT Support (Apoyo)

Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center (760)592-4066   (760)960-1705 1073 Ross Ave Suite D El Centro, CA Services in both English and Spanish

Primary Care Providers (Proveedores de atencion primaria)

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE: http://californiahealthline.org/news/immigrant-health-care-under-a-cloud-of-uncertainty/

Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)344-6471 900 Main Street, Brawley, CA
Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)357-2020 223 W. Cole Road, Calexico, CA
Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo  (760)352-2257
Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)359-0110 8027 Hwy 111, Niland
Hillcrest Family Health Center (619)515-2545 4094 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Programs

(Programas de Abuso de Drogas, Alcohol y Tabaco)

Alcoholics Anonymous (760)352-0807 Varies
Please contact staff for meeting location
California Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Center 1 888 480 1703 926 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
El Centro Withdrawal Treatment 1 (888)480-0631 395 Broadway Suite 11., El Centro, California 92243
Imperial Valley Methadone Clinic (760)357-6566 535 Ceasar Chavez Blvd., Calexico, CA
Sober Roads (760)352-8888 584 W. Main Street, Suite C., El Centro, CA
Turning Point Residential Center (760)356-4307 2149 Orchard Road, Holtville, CA
Victory Outreach Residential Center (760)351-1999 516 Main Street, Brawley, CA
Addiction Center (800) 586-9670 424 E Central Blvd. El Centro, CA
SMART Recovery (760) 592-4066 IV LGBT RC Support Group – Friday 4:30 PM

Narcotics Anonymous    24 Hour Hotline 760-540-6995

Addiction resources         https://addictionresource.com/

Teen Rehab Center                 https://www.teenrehabcenter.org/addiction/

Drug Rehab Connections      For addicts and their families       https://www.drugrehabconnections.com/

Drug Dangers                            888-473-5034                                 http://www.drugdangers.com/

Rehab Spot                               855-978-1242                                 https://rehabspot.com


Children, Adult, & Family Services

Adult Protective Services (760)339-6126 2999 S. 4th Street El Centro
Adult Protective Services Hotline (760)337-7878 2999 S. 4th Street El Centro
Calexico Housing Authority (760)357-3013 1006 E. Fifth Street Calexico
Center for Family Solutions – Crisis Line (760)353-8530 24-Hour Hotline
Center for Family Solutions (760)353-6922 510 Main St., Suite #106, El Centro
Child Protective Services (760)337-7700 2995 S. 4th Street, Suite #102, El Centro
Children & Parents Council (Parenting) (760)353-8300 563 W. Main St. El Centro
Imperial Valley Housing Authority (760)351-7000 1402 D Street Brawley
The Northwest Network (206) 568-7777 info@nwnetwork.org
Niland Family Resource Center (760)359-0150 8027 Hwy 111, Niland

Counseling Services (Servicios de consejeria)

Sunshine Counseling Center (760)353-5059 1073 Ross Ave. Suite C, El Centro
Valley Psychological Center (760)352-9090 1850 W. Main, Suite B, El Centro
Psychotherapy Services (442)236-8668 Gabriel Lam, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD (c)
1073 Ross Ave. Suite C, El Centro

Mental Health Recall Report – https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/mental-health/

Senior Adult Services (Servicios para personas en la 3ra edad)


.National Resource Center on LGBT Aging http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center  Office: 619-692-2077

Other Assistance

Imperial Valley Housing Authority

(760)337-7500 – El Centro

(760)351-7000 – Brawley

1690 W. Adams Ave. El Centro
1401 D St. Brawley, CA
In Home Supported Services (760)336-3945 2995 S. 4th Street Suite #103
El Centro, CA
Access Center of Imperial Valley


TTY: (760)353-2802

584 Main St. Suite C
El Centro, CA
Adult Protective Services (760)336-3945 2999 S. 4th St.
El Centro, CA
Blind Center of Imperial Valley (760)352-5454 473 Park Ave.
El Centro, CA
Campesinos Unidos/Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) (760)344-4500
Deaf Community Services Voice:(619)398-2441
TTY: (760)355-1078
Email: Tduvas@dcsofsd.org
612 S. I Street,
Imperial, CA
Department of Rehabilitation (760)353-1350 1214 State St. Suite A
El Centro, CA
Regional Center (760)355-8383 512 W. Aten Rd.
Imperial, CA
Area Agency on Ageing (442) 265-7033 778 W. State,
El Centro
Social Security Administration (760)352-4961  1-800-772-1213 2345 S. 4th St.
El Centro, CA
 Transportation: ADA Transit Service (AIM) – (760)337-8002
Imperial County Transit – (760)355-1160
Med Express – (760)337-8002
Dial-A-Ride – (760)337-8002

HIV, STD, STI Testing & Counseling (prueba y consejeria de VIH y otras enfermedades)

Imperial County Public Health Department


935 Broadway El Centro, CA

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo – For locations see above under PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS for HIV testing, STD/STI testing, Pregnancy test, Birth Control and other healthcare needs.

HIV Testing and Counseling – FREE at the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center – 760-592-4066 or RosaDiaz@ivlgbtcenter.com

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) & PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) are available at Planned Parenthood 1463 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243 & Clinica de Salud del Pueblo.

                              PrEP is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.             

                              PEP is a combination of HIV drugs which can be used to reduce the likelihood of a HIV negative person getting HIV after they have been exposed to the virus.


Transgender Services (Servicios para transgenero)

Trans Lifeline (877)565-8860  24-Hour Lifeline
CHLA Risk Reduction Program 888-25-YOUTH or (323)361-2390
Transgender Law Center (415)865-0176
California HIV/AIDS Hotline (800)-367-2437
Trans Youth Family Allies (888)IMA-TYFA or (888)462-8932
Desert Center for Sexuality Awareness (760)773-3463 Psychotherapy
Trevor Project (866)488-7386 Crisis Hotline
Center for Trans Youth (323)361-5372 Health Care
Transforming Family (855)543-7436 Family Support
Trans Palm Springs Meets Monthly
Sunshine Behavioral Health How Addiction Affects the Transgender Community
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Open Affirming Faith Community (Iglesias que afirman)

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego (619)521-2222
Facebook: facebook.com/theMetChurchSD
 2633 Denver Street, San Diego, CA 92110
El Centro First United Methodist Church (760)352-2942
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FUMCEC/
S. 8th St El Centro, CA

 Legal Services (Servicios legales)

Project Powerful (a part of the CRLA) (760)353-0220 449 Broadway, El Centro, CA

ACLU Transgender Rights Work

ACLU of Southern California Website
ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties Website




Sexual Assault Resources and Hotlines

National Sexual Assault Hotline – can also refer you to a local rape crisis center

1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 24/7


Online Counseling at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

Love is Respect Hotline 1-866-331-99474 (24/7) or Text “loveis” 22522
The Anti-Violence Project – serves people who are LGBTQ Hotline 212-714-1124 Bilingual 24/7
LGBT National Help Center

National Hotline (1-888-843-4564) 


National Youth Talkline (1-800-246-7743)

Online Peer Support Chat (https://www.glbthotline.org/peer-chat.html)


Weekly Youth Chatrooms (https://www.glbthotline.org/youthchatrooms.html)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522
FORGE– serves transgender and gender nonconforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence;  provides referrals to local counselors
The Network La Red serves LGBTQ, poly, and kink/BDSM survivors of abuse; bilingual Hotline – 617-742-4911
Northwest Network– serves LGBT survivors of abuse; can provide local referrals Hotline– 206-568-7777