** Pacific Center is choosing to be proactive in our response to COVID-19 and are following the recommendations of California public health officials and the CDC.
To minimize risk and exposure to our communities, effective immediately, Pacific Center is closed through June 1, 2021. No staff or volunteers are on site during this closure and the Pacific Center is not open to the public.
All in-person on-site and off-site peer, therapy, and Older & Out groups are cancelled. Pacific Center is rolling out a video/teleconferencing plan for meetings and groups so that we can continue to provide social and therapy support services to our communities. Please take a look at our events page as majority of our peer support and therapy groups have moved online!
Pacific Center hosts over 20 different community-driven peer support groups for LGBTQIA+ folks. Groups are ongoing, and cover a range of topics and issues important to our communities. These groups provide connection, support, information, and enjoyment.
Please view our Events calendar for information on how to access groups online, time, and dates.
Suggested donation for peer group attendees is $5 to $20 per group meeting. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
*Accessibility Notice: (in-person) The nearest BART station is Ashby BART, located one mile away. AC transit bus 6 stops directly outside of the building.
There are 7 steps to the front door of the building with railings on both sides of the steps. There is a ramp to the first floor of the building to the left of the front door. All peer groups are in wheelchair accessible rooms on the first floor; therapy spaces are located on the first and second floor. The entrance at the top of the ramp is always locked. To access the ramp, ring bell on wooden column at concrete path leading to wooden ramp. A front desk volunteer will unlock and open the gate at the top of the ramp for entrance through back door off the back deck. Group rooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you require any accommodations, or plan to visit the center and need to use the ramp, please contact us at 510.548.8283 ext. 200 for assistance.
* Scent-aware space: Pacific Center is a scent-aware space and we ask that members of our community take this into consideration when visiting the Pacific Center. We ask that you consider how the chemicals in the products you use might affect other when in shared space, especially those with chemical sensitivities. If at all possible, please use products that are scent or fragrance-free or do not wear heavily-scented products when visiting Pacific Center. Please contact the facilitator at the above email should you have any questions or concerns regarding Pacific Center scent-aware policy.