Community Resources

Available Resources (Recursos Disponibles)



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:

LGBTQ Students and College Affordability


LGBT Support (Apoyo)

Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center (760)592-4066   (760)960-1705 1073 Ross Ave Suite D El Centro, CA Services are free and in both English and Spanish
PFLAG El Centro (760)532-2942 312 S. 8th Street El Centro

Primary Care Providers (Proveedores de atencion primaria)


Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)344-6471 900 Main Street, Brawley, CA Brawley Location

Clinicas Del Salud Del Pueblo Website

Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)357-2020 223 W. Cole Road, Calexico, CA Calexico Location

Clinicas Del Salud Del Pueblo Website

Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo  (760)352-2257 651 Wake Avenue, Suite A El Centro, CA El Centro Location

Clinicas Del Salud Del Pueblo Website

Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo (760)359-0110 8027 Hwy 111, Niland Niland Location

Clinicas Del Salud Del Pueblo Website

Hillcrest Family Health Center (619)515-2545 4094 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA San Diego Health Center

Hillcrest Family Health Center

Cerebral Palsy Guidance      

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 (855)900-9468 926 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 Website: California Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Center
El Centro Withdrawal Treatment 1 (888)480-0631 395 Broadway Suite 11., El Centro, California 92243 Website: El Centro Withdrawal Treatment
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 Website: Victory Outreach Brawley
Addiction Center (800) 586-9670 424 E Central Blvd. El Centro, CA Website: Addiction Center
SMART Recovery (760) 592-4066 IV LGBT RC Support Group – Tuesdays at 11:00 AM (844) 611-4146 Online Drug Awareness Advocate Website:

Teen Rehab Center       

Drug Rehab Connections      For addicts and their families

Drug Dangers                            888-473-5034                       

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 Website: Center for Family Solutions
Center for Family Solutions (760)353-6922 510 Main St., Suite #106, El Centro Website: Center for Family Solutions
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
Anti-Violence Project 1-855-287-5428 Website: Anti-Violence Project
The Northwest Network (206) 568-7777 Website: The Northwest Network
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 1073 Ross Ave. Suite C, El Centro Gabriel Lam, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD (c)

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

  National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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

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 (760)353-4191

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 Provides assistance for paying utilities
Deaf Community Services Voice:(619)398-2441

TTY: (760)355-1078

612 S. I Street, Imperial, CA Email:
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 Main Site:
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 (442)265-1386 935 Broadway El Centro, CA HIV counseling and testing services on Wednesdays Hours: 8:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Walk-in or by appointment

Cost is $12.00 for a rapid HIV test

Website: Imperial County Public Health Department

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.


Transgender Services (Servicios para transgenero)

Trans teen online talk

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

Open Affirming Faith Community (Iglesias que afirman)

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego (619)521-2222  2633 Denver Street, San Diego, CA 92110 Website: Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego


El Centro First United Methodist Church (760)352-2942 S. 8th St El Centro, CA Website: El Centro First United Methodist Church


Legal Services (Servicios legales)

Project Powerful (a part of the CRLA) (760)353-0220 449 Broadway, El Centro, CA Free Legal Assistance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in rural California
ACLU Transgender Rights Work Websites:

ACLU of Southern California Website

ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties Website