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LOCAL RESOURCES


Featured: Rainbow Umbrella

Rainbow Umbrella (RU) is a positive, safe and welcoming space, free of drugs and alcohol. RU is an activities-based program that provides support and empowerment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) youth ages 13 to 23 and their allies. 

Meetings every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Free and confidential.

NEW LOCATION:
Community Resource Center
2471 Portola Rd
Ventura, CA 93003

Email: ruyouthgroup@gmail.com
Learn more:
rainbowumbrella.org

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One Step a la Vez
Teen support in the Santa Clara Valley, Fillmore & Piru, including Pride Project meetings
myonestep.org
421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015
Email: info@myonestep.org
​(805) 625-7066

Interface Children & Family Services
Crisis outreach services including for runaway, homeless and couch surfing youth
icfs.org/youth.html
260 W. 4th Street, Oxnard, CA
(805) 469-5882

GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) and Related School Clubs
There are GSA clubs at many high schools and colleges in Ventura County, including:

  • Buena High School
  • California Virtual Academies
  • Channel Islands High School    
  • Fillmore High School  – Social Equality Club
  • Hueneme High School    
  • Newbury Park High School    
  • Oxnard High School    
  • Pacifica High School    
  • Rio Mesa High School
  • Santa Paula High School    
  • Santa Susana High School
  • Thousand Oaks High School    
  • Ventura High School    
  • Westlake High School
  • Cal Lutheran University – PRIDE (People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality) 
  • CSU Channel Islands – Spectrum – Queer-Straight Alliance
  • Oxnard College
  • Ventura College

Interested in starting a GSA?
Check out: gsanetwork.org/resources/building-your-gsa


Please contact mhsa@ventura.org if you have additional suggestions for local nonprofit resources.