The Red Dress/Dress Red Party returns March 18. For more info, click here!
The Center Coachella primarily serves as a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community in the East Coachella Valley. We are currently open Monday – Fridays from 9-4PM with some evening and weekend programming.
Our resource center has one cyber center with three computers located in the lobby, two community rooms that allow for support groups, small events, activities, and meetings. We also have working spaces for full and part-time staff, which includes local Youth Fellows and Interns. Our hope is that The Center Coachella continues to bring LGBTQ resources closer to folks living in the East Valley, especially in the unincorporated communities of Mecca, Thermal, and North Shore. This Center Coachella will evolve and adapt to community needs and ideas. Together, we will grow and collaborate!
The Center allows residents with whom we have already been privileged to work to create, lead, and facilitate culturally competent programming for them and all LGBTQ+ folks. Supporting individuals with additional tools and resources will elevate their advocacy. Our space allows us to center our work while we continue to uplift all LGBTQ+ voices in the East Valley.
For many years, LGBTQ+ youth in Coachella, Mecca, Thermal, and North Shore have been vital agents in creating change in the East Valley. Cities like Coachella have a large demographic of residents under 40, and the median age is 29 years old (compared to the California state median age of 36 years old and national median age of 38 years old). Representation matters. Check out our Youth Programs and Services!
Thank you to all our community partners, members, and the City of Coachella for helping us get to this stage. Sign up for The Center’s newsletter to get the latest updates on The Center Coachella.
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The Center Coachella’s History
LGBTQ+ Youth Programs & Services
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The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity • EIN # 33-0937301
This mural, completed by local artist and environmentalist Venessa Becerra in November 2021, is our welcoming embrace to ourselves and our community in the natural world. Using the colors of the Progress Pride Flag for inspiration, Venessa’s mural celebrates the desert in all its variety and beauty. Each color segment honors our queer and trans identity while also uplifting the biodiversity that is home to our Coachella Valley. We are honored to uplift Venessa’s vision, be rooted in Mother Earth, and find celebration in our collective community.