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:

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ Resources 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

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 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:

Addiction resources         (

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 (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 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)

Mental Health Recall Report –

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