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The Fresno LGBT Center HAS TO MOVE!!!!

Our landlord has just informed us that our rent will be going up by 70% starting December 1st!!! (We will also now face a monthly utility bill on top of this huge increase.)

This increase is detrimental to our current community outreach and severely limits our ability to function and grow 

We have found a new location and it is almost three times the size and has NONE of the above issues.

As you know, Gay Central Valley is supported by the community we serve and has no paid positions (Staff and Board members are all volunteer). Virtually all our operational expenses come from fundraising events, tip jars, and donors like you.

When you contribute to this campaign, you will ensure that the community center not only survives but thrives.

We are hoping to raise the first six months rent as well as the security deposit in the next 30 days so we can make this move happen. Your donation today, (which is tax deductable) goes directly to help us meet our goal of $6,165.

Support Your LGBT Community Center by clicking HERE! 

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The Fresno LGBT Community Center is the primary project of

GAY CENTRAL VALLEY

an Official 501 (c)(3) nonprofit based in Fresno, California

The Fresno LGBT Community Center is located at

1055 N Van Ness Avenue Suite A, Fresno, California  93728

Our 24 hour phone number is 559-325-4429

For a comprehensive list of local and national resources

please visit the RESOURCES link on

Gay Central Valley’s MAIN Website

Gay Central Valley is proud to operate the Fresno LGBT Community Center.

Our second LGBT Community Center opens in Merced on August 30th 2014. The Merced Center is operated by our Merced division, Merced Full Spectrum. You can visit the Merced LGBT Community Center at mercedlgbtcenter.org or visit Merced Full Spectrum at lgbtmerced.org

The Merced LGBT Community Center is located at 1744 G Street Suite H in Merced. Their phone number is 209-626-5551

We work daily to make Fresno and our surrounding communities a safer place for the LGBT community.

We strive to do this by being

VISIBLE, VOCAL, EDUCATIONAL & SUPPORTIVE

The Fresno LGBT Community Center opened in January 2011. We serve as a SAFE space for the LGBT Community in the Central Valley. We are also an officially sanctioned EOC SAFE PLACE where youth needing housing assistance can come to get help. We are also an extensive resource and referral center for all LGBT needs. We offer a FREE media lending library (Books, Magazines, Publications and DVDs) as well as a FREE guest comptuer and printer. Our Community Center is available as a FREE meeting site for a wide variety of programs including support and social groups as well as informational workshops.

During any given month we service about 250 phone calls, 80 visitors, and hundreds of email inquiries a month. We currently have 2,000 names on our email list. The Center provides space over 30 times a month for groups and individuals to come in, get informed, get involved, meet, and connect.

Our volunteer staff also facilitates several community activities such as biannual LGBT themed health fairs and fundraisers, as well as bringing nationally recognized cultural events to the Fresno area.

If you are in a CRISIS situation and thinking of hurting yourself, if you are confused or angry, please contact someone at one of the following numbers. 

The Trevor Project 866-488-7386

If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused or in crisis, please call The Trevor Lifeline at1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline  800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline  888-506-5991

TO REPORT A HATE CRIME in Fresno:

FBI Robert B. Schofield 559-436-4474

TO CONTACT THE HATE CRIMES TASK FORCE in Fresno:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elana Landau 559-497-4083

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The Center is open Tuesday – Saturday Noon – 5pm

We are currently closed Sunday & Monday

1055 N Van Ness Ave Suite A.

You can reach us at 559-325-4429.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at info@gaycentralvalley.org

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