The LGBT Community Center of the Desert - Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Michael Thompson, Executive Director
Executive Director: Michael Thompson
Board Leader: Brian Rix, Chair of the Board
Board Leader: Mary Sue Allen, Vice-Chair

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 760-416-7790
Fax: 760-416-7786
  • Main Address

    1301 N Palm Canyon Drive
    Suite 301
    Palm Springs, CA 92262  (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 2001
Annual Budget: $756,300

Services and Programs

LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Mental Health.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Discussion Groups; Education; Exercise Programs; Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.

Arts/Culture Programs

Book Clubs; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Organizing Local Pride Celebrations; Yoga/Meditation Classes; Spanish and Bridge classes.

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Legal Aid Clinic, Notary Services.

Information/Education Services

Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Employment Counseling/Training; Newspapers/Publications; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses.

Training/Community Outreach Programs

LGBT Sensitivity Training for Health Care/Assisted Living Facilities.

Physical Health Programs

Discussion or Support Groups; Fitness Programs; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; LGBT Friendly Referrals; Nutrition Programs; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Testing.

Note: This location operates a food pantry.

Mental Health Programs

Couples Counseling; Family Counseling; Group Counseling; Individual Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Professionally Facilitated Support Groups; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs; Later Life Depression Counseling.

Anti-Violence Programs


Other Programs

There are some programs offered in the evenings and on weekends. Please contact the center for additional information.

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