Gay Wellness

LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert


Using our individual lived experiences and collective power, we strive to nurture and support our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a vibrant community of love and support that stretches beyond our Center’s doors, where we strive to meet all members of the LGBTQ community where they are and provide them the services they need to thrive.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an open and welcoming environment for all members of the LGBTQ family. Through the use of our individual lived experiences and collective power, we host community events, assistance programs, and various other forms of support in our efforts to create a loving community where everyone belongs.

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.

Food Distribution

Thursdays (except on indicated holidays) 5:00pm – 7:00pmRequirements to get access to food:If you don’t have a card to access our services and want to receive updated information about our next enrollment period, please CLICK HERE or scan the QR code below to add your contact information. You can also call 760.281.2616 and speak to one of our staff members for details.You must be a resident of Riverside County (CA) and bring a picture ID (if you have one) during our distribution hours. Our Food Bank Card is required for pickups to expedite the service process.

Counseling Services

By appointments only

Welcome to Behavioral Health @ The Center. If you are interested in starting therapy, the first step is to schedule an assessment with one of our therapists. If you would like to be put on the assessment waitlist, please send an email request to Mike Martin at or call him at (760) 281-2613.

1301 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, California 92262
United States
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