The Pride Center

The  Pride Center supports a safe and inclusive campus environment for students, staff, faculty and community members by building an understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The ARC Pride Center is committed to serve the diverse LGBTQIA+ community on campus. The Pride Center is also dedicated to emphasizing intersectional LGBTQIA+ identities, especially those who have been historically underrepresented and disenfranchised. The Pride Center affirms the need for a space to share and disseminate information, challenge and dismantle negative stereotypes, and serves to facilitate dialogue about marginalized orientations, gender identities, and intersex people in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The center is committed to advocating for improvements in campus climate regarding trans and queer issues and student success.

Pride Center Resources

LGBTQIA+ Off Campus Resources

Mental Health Resources

The Trevor Project - Trevor Project Home Page

TrevorlineLifeline: helpline,  866-488-7386, 24/7/365, for crisis intervention and suicide prevention

TrevorChat: instant messaging with a counselor, 7 days a week, Noon-7pm PT

TrevorText: text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200, Mon-Fri, Noon-7pm PT

The Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling - Home Page

Resources Page

National LGBT Health Education Center

Resources and Suggested Readings

LGBT Helpline (Ages 25+)

(888) 340-4528 or (617) 267-9001

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Fenway Health’s anonymous and confidential hotline, offering help, information, referrals, and support for LGBT individuals who are age 25 or older. Call for support related to safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence, or any other issues you are facing.

Peer Listening Line (Ages 25 and Under)

(800) 399-PEER or (617) 267-2535

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Fenway Health’s anonymous and confidential hotline, offering help, information, referrals, and support for LGBT individuals who are age 25 or under. Call for support related to safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence, or any other issues you are facing.

LGBT National Help Center

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline

1-888-843-4564; Email: help@GLBThotline.org

Hours (Pacific Time): Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hours (Eastern Time): Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – Midnight; Saturday, Noon – 5:00 PM

The GLBT National Helps Center’s private hotline for one-on-one chat and email peer-support. Call for support related to coming out, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, or any other issues you are facing.

GLBT National Youth Talkline (25 and Under)

1-800-246-PRIDE

Hours (Pacific Time): Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hours (Eastern Time): Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – Midnight; Saturday, Noon – 5:00 PM

The GLBT National Help Center’s private hotline for one-on-one chat and email peer-support, servicing those up to age 25. Call for support related to coming out, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, or any other issues you are facing.

Online Peer-Support Chat

Hours (Pacific Time): Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hours (Eastern Time): Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – Midnight; Saturday, Noon – 5:00 PM

The GLBT National Help Center’s confidential, one-on-one online chat support for LGBT and questioning people. Reach out for support related to coming out, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, or any other issues you are facing.

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Toll-free 1-888-234-SAGE

(1-888-234-7243)

Hours (Pacific Time): Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm- 9:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am- 2:00pm

A place for LGBT elders ( 50 and over) to call when they need peer counseling, information, and local resources.

Trans Teens Online Talk Group

Hours (Pacific Time): Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm

A weekly moderated group for trans and gender-expansive teens ages 12-19 to discuss concerns, issues, and personal victories.

LGBTQ Teens Online Talk Group

Hours (Pacific Time): Tuesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm

A weekly moderated group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning to talk in a safe space and to be able to fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. To discuss concerns, issues and to talk about personal victories. For people ages 12 to 19.

Resources Search

Self Harm Prevention

Book List

Film List

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network- Home Page

Therapist Directory

Gender Health Center-Home Page

A non-profit offering counseling services, help legally changing your name and gender, free rapid HIV testing, health care advocacy, and more.

Trans Lifeline

Hotline

(877) 565-8860

Pacific time: 8am to 2am

A hotline run by Trans Lifeline, a non-profit centered around offering resources and support to transgender people, with the goal of preventing self harm. The line is intended for those in crisis, including those who are questioning their gender identity, and is run entirely by transgender volunteers

Sutter Gender Identity Support Group

Support group for gender variant, transgender and intersex community, their significant others, parents, children, allies and helping professionals. Open, safe, and secure.

Trans Families

Monthly support meeting for transparents, parents with transgender children, spouses and families with or without children. Meets with PFLAG Sacramento.

Transline

Crisis hotline operated by transgender people for transgender people. Free with specific hours, counselors are culturally competent to serve trans and gender nonconforming communities.

 

Physical Health Resources

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Resources Page

Finding a Provider

Provider Search Engine

Behavioral Health Providers Who Treat Transgender Persons

Surgeons Who Perform Sex Confirmation Surgeries

Surgeons Who Perform Facial And Other Cosmetic Surgery

IMPACT Program

HIV Prevention

Healthcare Equality Index - About the Healthcare Equality Index 2018

Hospitals in the Sacramento Area that meet the earned the Healthcare Equality Index’s “2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality designation”

  • Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento Medical Center
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Sutter Medical Foundation
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
  • Sutter Davis Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente, Roseville Medical Center
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville Medical Center
  • Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

 

Financial Resources

20 Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Scholarships for LGBTQ Students and Picking a School

Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Campus Pride National Scholarship Database

Legally Changing Your Name and/or gender

How to Change Your Name with the DMV and SSA

How to file a name change petition

How to change your legal name and gender

How to change only your legal gender

Employment and Business

My Rainbow Pages

LGBT directory of LGBT friendly businesses, professionals and services. Available for free online.

 

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

LGBT business owners, professionals and allies in the six-county Greater Sacramento region. Chamber hosts monthly mixers and regular professional development workshops for members.

 

Legal Resources

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

Transgender Law Center

Advocates change law, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Lambda Legal

          California's Policies

          Know Your Rights

          Publications and Resources

          Lambda Legal Help Desk and Contact

          Western Regional Office

4221 Wilshire Boulevard,

Suite 280

Los Angeles, CA 90010-3512

t 213-382-7600

Legal Services of Northern California

Sacramento Office

Legal Services of Northern California

515 - 12th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone

Voice: (916) 551-2150

Fax: (916) 551-2196

LSNC Health Program

Serves clients with problems related to obtaining and keeping health-care services.

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Provides counseling and advocacy services for Medicare Beneficiaries in 9 Northern California counties.

Senior Legal Hotline

Serves seniors, regardless of income, in Sacramento County.

Western States Pension Assistance Project

Provides pension counseling, without charge, to people who live or have worked in Arizona, California, Hawaii or Nevada.

Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP)

A voluntary program for private attorneys serving low-income clients in Sacramento County.

 

Addiction Recovery

North Hall – LGBT AA Meetings

3501 2nd Ave Sacramento, California 95817

Daily meetings at 12 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

 

Over the Rainbow NA

1927 L Street, Sacramento, California 95811

Sunday 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m

Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Seniors

Lavender Courtyard by Mutual Housing

A new affordable, LGBT-welcoming senior housing project scheduled for the corner of 16th and F streets in Sacramento for those 62 years of age and older.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Online resources center providing trainings, technical assistance and educational resources for the aging LGBT populations.

Sacramento Rainbow Village

Soon-to-come LGBT elder housing in Sacramento. Follow the initiative by contacting group directly.

Services & Advocacy of LGBT Elders

National organization committed to improving lives of LGBT older adults with advocacy, location specific programs and online workshops.

The Wisdom Project

Support network to LGBT elders and allies, which hosts monthly meetings and regular social events.

 

Veterans

American Veterans for Equal Rights

National non-profit for the betterment of active, reserve, and veteran service members, especially LGBT current or prior military personnel.

Sacramento Valley Veterans

Embracing and supporting the LGBT service members and veteran community with events, monthly meetings and military-specific, local resources on website.

V.A. Office of Diversity and Inclusion

United States Department of Veterans Affairs policies of equal treatment of LGBT service members.

Religious Institutions

Believe Out Loud-Home Page

Believe Out Loud's Welcoming Church Map

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association-Home Page

World Congress of GLBT Jews-Home Page

Misc. and Multiple Categories

Sacramento LGBT Center

Works to support the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people by offering referalls, HIV and Hep C testing, showers, laundry, and toiletries for homeless youth, and more.

Community Resources

Health Programs

Youth Programs

Trans College Resources

Despite the many advancements made by progressive colleges and universities in the last decade, trans students continue to experience higher-than-usual rates of discrimination and inequitable experiences. In fact, more than 40 percent of trans students reported feeling isolated from campus life during the previous academic year. This guide will help students find answers and resources for common issues experienced on campus while also empowering them to stand up for themselves and know their rights.

Homelessness and Shelter Housing

Wind Youth Services

Six-bed, short term shelter and daily drop-in center for youth ages 12-24. Peer advocacy and resources referrals to provide youth with permanent housing solution.

Sacramento LGBT Center

Q-Spot Drop-In Center: 7-days a week, we offer LGBTQ+ youth a safe and brave space for social and emotional support through mental health respite and peer mentorship.

  • Showers and Laundry
  • Food and Clothing Closet
  • Survival Supplies
  • Outlets for Phone Charging, Computer Lab & WiFi
  • LGBTQ+ Library
  • Art Projects and Life-Skills Workshops
  • HIV/HCV Testing
  • Victim Services

All housing programs are accessed through Q-Spot. The STEP emergency shelter, TLP transitional living home, and Host Homes do NOT accept walk-up guests.

Short-Term Transitional Emergency Placement Programs (STEP): This program provides 24-hour shelter in community with an average 90-day stay that includes meals, clothing, and transportation assistance for youth ages 18-24 who have been victims of crime. Youth will receive assistance from case managers and advocates to obtain identification documents, access medical and mental health services, and navigate next step in their transition to more permanent housing.

Transitional Living Program (TLP): This program empowers 18-24-year-old youth who have been victims of crime with the support and life-skills they need to establish self-sufficiency. Youth are provided stable housing in community for up to 24-months that includes meals, clothing, transportation assistance, intensive case management, counseling, transportation, education and employment services, life skills workshops, and establishment of a support system that they can maintain after exiting the program.

Host Homes: This program provides bridge housing for 18-24-year-old youth in homes of community hosts. The length of stay is flexible, averaging 4-6 months. Youth are provided stable housing, meals, social/emotional support, and case management while making progress toward their life goals. FAQ sheet can be found here.

This program is funded in part by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), City of Sacramento, and private community donors.

 

Pride Center Student Groups

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)

Meeting Time: Mondays 12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Location: Student Center Building, Pipline Room in "The Hub"


Pride and STEM 

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Location: Portable Village 603B, STEM Center


QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color)

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Student Center Building, Pipline Room in "The Hub"


Transcendence (Trans Spectrum Club)

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Student Center Building, Pipline Room in "The Hub"

ARC Pride Trainings

Thank you for your interest in American River College Pride Center training programs.

Thank you for your interest in receiving training from the ARC Pride Center. We currently offer three trainings.
The LGBTQIA 101 training focuses on current terminology, data on student success and campus climate for queer and trans students, and scenario based training to enable people to support LGBTQIA+ employees and students on campus. We also offer a training on spotting and interrupting bias in classrooms and on campus. Time is spent discussing types of bias and effective techniques for intervention.
Finally, if you or your department needs a more specialized training we are happy to work with you to create a training experience that meets your specific needs. Please click on the button below and let us know how we can serve you.

ARC Pride Training Sign Up

Contact

Dean: Dr. Joshua Moon Johnson
Student Personnel Assistant: Alejandra Fernandez Garcia
Equity Programs Supervisor: Satya Chima
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Emilie Mitchell
Academic Counselor: Anita Fortman
Student Peer Mentor: Ryan Sunzeri
Student Peer Mentor: Jareth D. Ryford
Student Peer Mentor: Tori Miller
Phone: (916) 484-8146 or (916) 484-8131
Email: arcpridecenter@losrios.edu

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Student Center Building inside the HUB