We are committed to continuing to ensure the health, wellness, and safety of our community. With public health experts overwhelmingly recommending social distancing, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach will be closing for walk-in visits as of tonight. We are all still working tirelessly to provide support, information, affirmation, and resources to our community. Beginning Tuesday March 17 all services will be offered remotely until further notice. 

In order to encourage social distancing, the majority of The Center's staff will begin working remotely this week. There will be no on-site support available to the public. 

How Do I Reach The Center? 

The Center will be staffing our main phone line at 562-434-4455 from 10am-7pm Monday through Friday. After hours, or if our phone staff are unable to answer your call, you can use our virtual attendant to connect with the department you would like to reach. You can also continue to email us at info@centerlb.org or send a direct message on social media. 

What Services Can I Access?

The following programs and services are currently available to provide resources, assistance, and/or digital programming:
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Health Services and Education
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Services
  • Trans Health Services
  • Youth & Family Services 

Additionally, both Senior Services and Youth & Family Services will be launching digital groups to ensure our LGBTQ community has a community to connect with digitally. More information is available by calling The Center, emailing The Center, or visiting our website at www.centerlb.org.

You can continue to call the front desk at 562-434-4455 or email info@centerlb.org for additional resources, assistance, and information.
 
The following services are unavailable:
  • HIV/STI Testing and Treatment
  • Peer Led Social and Support Groups
  • Mental Health Counseling Intake 

Mental health resources and referrals are still available by contacting 562-434-4455 x228.

Additionally, The Center's parking lot is now available 24/7 for daytime, evening, and overnight parking. If you live local, or will be visiting one of our many wonderful area restaurants for takeout (more information on supporting our local restaurants can be found on the 4th Street Long Beach website), current parking information is available at the parking kiosk just outside The Center's lot or by accessing the apps listed on our parking signage. 

We are committed to continuing to serve the LGBTQ community in Long Beach. We are here for you. We are and will continue to be your Center.

Sincerely,


Porter Gilberg
Executive Director