Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

LGBTQ Community Center Fund

  • Portland, OR
  • www.pdxqcenter.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 2003, Q Center has championed the empowerment, affinity, and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington for nearly 15 years. Following leadership changes in 2015, the center has been reinvigorated as a convener and community hub for hundreds of LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups seeking information, support, and opportunities to connect and build community in a friendly and safe environment.

A key factor in reinvigorating Q Center has been uplifting individuals and communities most impacted by intersectional oppression: LGBTQIA+ people of color, trans and nonbinary people (T/NB), people with disabilities, youth and seniors. Hiring one transgender woman and one queer man of color as executive co-directors and recruiting a majority POC and T/NB working board has dramatically shifted our culture and priorities. It has also been successful: We ended the 2016 fiscal year in the positive for the first time since 2013.

In addition to 30+peer support and activity groups, our LGBTQ senior program, and the recently relaunched Information & Referral (I&R) service, Q Center currently houses The Equi Institute (a transgender-affirming community health clinic); Sankofa Collective NW (Portland's only nonprofit dedicated to the wellbeing of Black LGBTQ community members); The Community of Welcoming Congregations (an association of open and affirming faith organizations); and Pride Northwest (producer of the Portland Pride Festival). Our drop-in community and event space is frequented by over 15,000 visits per year, and our I&R service receives over 7,000 calls and emails annually from people seeking LGBTQIA+ competent services.

Main Programs

  1. Information and Referral
  2. Encouraging Respect for Aging (*eRa*)
Service Areas

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Oregon

The epicenter of our services is Metro-Portland area. We also work in a six county area including Multnomah, Clackamas, Yamill, Washington, Columbia in Oregon and Clark County in Washington. Select services are provided statewide throughout Oregon.

ruling year

2003

Executive Co-Director, Development & Community Relations since 2015

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Justin Pabalate

Executive Co-Director since 2015

Self-reported

Stacey Rice

Keywords

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visibility, foster connection within Portland's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, families and community,

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Also Known As

Q Center

EIN

20-0038065

 Number

6775637870

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Information and Referral

Q Center receives over 7,000 of calls and emails every year from community members seeking culturally competent and safe referrals both from community members looking for services and providers looking for competency training. Through our information and referral program, they are directed to a trained volunteer or staff member who helps them find resources that are LGBTQ+ competent/friendly. They are also able to search the database after hours via our website.

We’re currently updating and expanding our provider database, which includes emergency referrals for housing, medical care, and mental health support both regionally and statewide.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

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Budget

Program 2

Encouraging Respect for Aging (*eRa*)

Encouraging Respect for Aging: *eRa* is Q Center’s drop-in program for LGBTQ seniors. With a membership of over 200, *eRa*’s daily activities include meal sharing, peer support, writing groups, community education, and social events for members of our community who are 55 and older.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

The epicenter of our services is Metro-Portland area. We also work in a six county area including Multnomah, Clackamas, Yamill, Washington, Columbia in Oregon and Clark County in Washington. Select services are provided statewide throughout Oregon.

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LGBTQ Community Center Fund
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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LGBTQ Community Center Fund

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Executive Co-Director, Development & Community Relations

Justin Pabalate

Executive Co-Director

Stacey Rice

BIO

Q Center's Executive Co-Director, Development and Community Relations, Justin Pabalate is a queer person of color and a first-generation Filipino-American on his father's side. Justin worked for 10 years in the credit union industry, where he gained deep knowledge of financial systems management and accountability. He deepened his commitment to community and nonprofit resource building while working as development manager at Basic Rights Oregon. Q Center was one of the first places that welcomed Justin to Portland. He is dedicated to seeing it thrive as an open, welcoming, and empowering community-driven home for everyone.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Athen O'Shea

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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