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Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County

Empowering LGBT Orange County

aka LGBT Center OC   |   Santa Ana, CA   |  www.lgbtcenteroc.org

Mission

The mission of The Center Orange County is to advocate on behalf of the Orange County lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and to provide services that ensure its well-being and positive identity.

Notes from the nonprofit

The LGBTQ Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. We are one of the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States. At the LGBTQ Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBTQ population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.

Ruling year info

1975

Principal Officer

Peg Corley

Main address

1605 N. Spurgeon Street

Santa Ana, CA 92701 USA

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Formerly known as

The Center OC

EIN

95-2934041

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The LGBTQ community is discriminated against and marginalized. The need to provide culturally competent and affirming services to support their well being as well as work on the policy level to change laws, to create non-discrimination policies in all areas in the LGBTQ persons life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Program

The Center OC's Youth Program provides youth with a safe space to gather and develop positive identities through weekly facilitated discussions, leadership development, and social events such as the yearly Queer Prom. Our Youth program staff also support Gay Straight Alliances within Orange County schools, working directly with school administrators, faculty and school board officials to create safe and affirming schools for our LGBTQ youth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Non-adult children

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Coalition of Community Clinics 2005

GroundWork Group 2004

OC Partnership 2005

United Way Member Agency 2001

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth and families for whom a cultural inventory (e.g., cultural/ethnic identity, language, values, spiritual life, family traditions, gender and sexual identity issues, other relevant preferences, etc.) is completed and used to develop the treatment and support plan

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The numbers shown are the total of clients served across all programs, 14000+

Number of youth and families for whom the treatment and support plan is implemented as specified by the therapist

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number shown are the total amount the total mental health sessions

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Youth Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The numbers shown total youths visited the programs

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our advocacy goals are to end the marginalization of the LGBTQ community in Orange County. We are working to create a community where the presence and contributions of LGBTQ people are welcomed and celebrated. We advocate for inclusion, non-discrimination, and equity so that all LGBTQ people are free, equal and secure.

We support Gay Straight Alliances in Orange County Schools as well as support school teachers and administrators in the implementation of LGBT affirming legislation. We work with law enforcement agencies to write and implement LGBTQ affirming policies. We train legal professional, health professionals, social service agencies, and employers to be culturally competent in working with LGBT clients, patients, and employees. We also work with other community based organizations to advocate on behalf of Orange County's LGBT community.

The LGBT Center OC has been advocating on behalf of the LGBT community since it was founded in 1971. We have a rich history in making progress for our community and empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Most of our programs are peer led and highly effective at reaching the most underserved population in Orange County.

The number of clients served, GSA's supported, school districts supported, and cultural competency trainings provided increase each year. Our footprint expands as we meet more and more need from our community.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Meg Cooper

Western Digital

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Bill Ihrke

Rutan & Tucker

Term: 2018 - 2022

Brian Keller

Kaiser Permenente

Rich Raynes

Polston Law, Inc.

Phillip Hillenbrand

Blizzard Entertainment

David Beard

Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

Bill Ihrke

Rutan & Tucket

Rafael Bustos

Wells Fargo

Gordon Busenbark

Carl Jordan

US Bank

Meagan Cooper

Western Digital

Irene Sarber

1st American Title

Pearl Jemison-Smith

Amy Walzer

US Bank

Gavin Kane

Brit Cervantes

UCI

Jay Prewitt

Matthew Schreiner

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data