The Diversity Center: The Santa Cruz LGBT Community Center

Santa Cruz, California

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Sharon Papo, Executive Director
Executive Director: Sharon Papo, Executive Director
Board Leader: Stella Moreno, Vice President

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 831-425-5422
Fax: 831-425-0743
  • Main Address

    1117 Soquel Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Map)
  • Mailing Address

    PO Box 8280
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8280 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm -6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 1989
Annual Budget: $200,000

Services and Programs

NOTE: This organization offers programs and services in languages other than English.
LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Caregiver Support Groups; Discussion Groups; Education; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations.

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.

Information/Education Services

Business and Professional Networks; In-House Library; Newspapers/Publications; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.

Policy/Civic Engagement Activities

'Get Out The Vote' Drives; Rallies & Marches.

Training/Community Outreach Programs

Outreach to local, middle and high schools and colleges.

Mental Health Programs

Support Groups are listed on our community calendar.

Anti-Violence Programs


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