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for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY WOMENS RESOURCES

  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    Women’s Group (with outings).
  • Cancer Support Group for Asian Lesbians in the East Bay    
    Phone:  510/213-1376.
  • Pacific Center for Human Growth    
    2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705           
    Phone:  510/548-8283
    Website:  www.pacificcenter.org
    Email:  info@pacificcenter.org
  • Bisexual Women’s Support Group
    BiWomensGroup@pacificcenter.org
  • Lesbians of Color Peer Group
    LesbiansOfColorGroup@pacificcenter.org
  • Senior Women’s Afternoon Social & Discussion Group
    SeniorWomensGroup@pacificcenter.org
  • Lesbian's Group   
    United Christian Church of Livermore,
    1886 College Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
    Phone:  925/449-6820
    Website:  http://www.uccliv.org/
    Email:  marty@uccliv.org
  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland
    Oakland, CA (Serves CCC & Alameda Residents)
    Toll Free Help Line: 1-888-421-7900 (English & Spanish)
    Website: www.wcrc.org
    Email: wcrc@wcrc.org
    Information & Referral Helpline;  Resource Library; Multicultural Outreach Program (African Americans, Latinas and other women of color);  in-home supportive services; Cultural & Healing Arts Programs, workshops & classes; peer support and referral; and financial assistance to low income women with breast cancer living in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties who are currently in treatment (up to $500.00/year).
  • Pacific Reproductive Services 
    44 DeHaro Street, #222, San Francisco, CA 94107
    Ph: 415-487-2288
    Hotline: 888-469-5800
    Email: info@pacrepro.com
    Lesbian and gay friendly insemination services.
  • Sperm Bank Of California     
    2115 Milvia, #201
    Berkeley, CA 94704-1157
    Ph: 510-841-1858 Fax: 510-841-0332
    Email: info@thespermbankofca.org
    Full-service sperm bank serving mostly lesbians. The first and only sperm bank in the United States to operate as a non-profit organization. The mission is to provide services, information and resources to all women and men who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and sperm storage. Serving lesbians and single women since 1982. Approximately 75% of clients are single or coupled lesbians.
    Hours: Mon. thru Friday from 9am to 5pm.

SF BAY AREA WOMENS RESOURCES

  • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community
    415/409.4101;
    transthrive.org
    TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.
    T-LISH (Transgender Ladies Initiating Sisterhood)is a trans youth program of TRANS: THRIVE primarily focused on young transgender women of color ages 14-24, but we have events for all trans youth to attend, including transmen and genderqueer youth. Check out our MySpace page for the latest, or see the T-LISH calendar. Services include groups, workshops, events, counseling, computers, showers, clothes & community.
  • Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center
    408.293.2429
    www.defrank.org
    Provides community, leadership, advocacy, support and services to the Silicon Valley LGBT community and their allies. Programs include social activities, youth leadership development, nutritious lunches for seniors, support groups, individual counseling, and HIV testing.
  • The Diversity Center
    Santa Cruz
    831.425.5422
    www.diversitycenter.org
    Offers a drop-in safe space, peer groups, potlucks, job and housing referrals, business and resource information, a lending library and more.
  • KidSpace at the Center
    415.865.5555
    www.sfcenter.org/kidspace.php
    KidSpace is the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center’s free, high-qualitydrop-in childcare service. In addition to childcare on evenings and weekends, KidSpace brings fun and educational programming to the bay area’s LGBT families.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Youth Project  
    Phone:  415/392-6257
    www.nclrights.org
    Provides direct, free legal information to youth, legal advocates, and activists through a toll-free line; advocates for policies that protect and support LGBTQ youth; and litigates cases that establish legal protections for LGBTQ youth in schools, foster care, juvenile justice and other settings.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
    415.392.6257
    www.nclrights.org
    A progressive, feminist, multicultural legal center devoted to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families. Committed to creating a world in which all lesbians live freely, without fear of discrimination.
  • Open Enterprises/Good Vibrations
    415.974.8990
    800.289.8423
    www.goodvibes.com
    A cooperative providing access to accurate sex information and to sex toys, books and videos to promote healthy attitudes about sex.
  • Positive Images
    707.568.5830
    www.posimages.org
    Provides advocacy, support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and young adults age 12 to 25. Its mission is to nurture a positive self image and foster clear understanding of diversity in sexual and gender identity.
  • The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
    415.865.5555
    www.sfcenter.org
    Home to a dynamic range of organizations and activities that support the needs of LGBT individuals of every race, gender, age, sexuality and socioeconomic status.
  • Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
    415.457.1115
    www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org
    Strengthens, mobilizes and serves LGBT and questioning people in Marin and Sonoma counties;  promotes acceptance, understanding and full inclusion.
  • TransGender San Francisco
    415.839.9448
    www.tgsf.org
    Provides a safe setting and support services for transgender people and educational materials for the transgender community and the general public.
  • WOMAN Inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent Inc.)
    415.864.4777 (office)
    415.864.4722 (24-hour crisis line)
    877.384.3578 (toll free)
    www.womaninc.org
    Confronts violence against women and assists battered women. Provides a 24-hour crisis line, legal assistance, individual and group counseling, community education and outreach, Latina-bicultural services, and a lesbian domestic violence program
  • The Women’s Building
    415.431.1180
    www.womensbuilding.org
    A vibrant multiservice community center dedicated to providing women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society. Houses many organizations that support LGBT women and communities of color.
  • Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
    415.641.3460
    www.womensinitiative.org
    Provides low-income women with comprehensive business training, ongoing technical assistance and financing.

NATIONAL WOMENS RESOURCES