As the first and only LGBTQ+ center in San Mateo County, the Pride Center combines direct mental health services with community building and educational programming.
Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center represents the realization of the collective efforts of many who believe in equity, justice, and inclusivity. LGBTQ+ individuals and communities in San Mateo County have been waiting for a space to call their own, whether to seek services or to just gather in community with others.
Our services include:
-Individual, Family, and Partner counseling (MediCal and Sliding Scale)
-Peer Counseling and Mentorship
-Drop-in Therapy Groups
-Drop-in Peer Social Groups
-Regular drop-in hours
-Training Program for local schools, providers, and organizations
-Onsite Library and Computer Lab
-Resource and Service Referrals
The Mission of the San Mateo County Pride Center is to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters personal growth, health, and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.
Founded on June 1, 2017, the Center is a partnership between StarVista, Peninsula Family Service, Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services, and Daly City Partnership in collaboration with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
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