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The Spahr Center is Marin’s non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering our LGBTQ community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV. Please explore our site to learn about our programs and services, who we serve and how you can become involved. Thanks for visiting; we hope to meet you!

Who We Serve


We’re here to support and empower LGBTQ youth with outreach, drop-in groups, counseling, and information and referral. Have a question? Want to volunteer? Need some support? Call us!!


We work with men, women, transgender and other adults; all are welcome, safe and supported at The Spahr Center.


Seniors are a big part of The Spahr Center. Our LGBT senior community is large and active and we also work with lots of seniors who are long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. We welcome one and all!


Families of all kinds are part of The Spahr Center community. We offer support, counseling, education and consultation for parents and families of all ages.

Check out a few of our programs and services!

LGBTQ Youth Drop-In Groups

We have drop on groups in Novato, Mill Valley and San Rafael!!  Soon we are starting a Spanish language group!

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HIV/Hep C Testing

We have two weekly test clinics and prevention counseling is available every day.

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Mental Health Counseling

Our therapists are available to help young people, adults, seniors, couples and families. Call us to schedule an appointment.

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Syringe Access

We offer clean supplies, harm reduction counseling, NARCAN and a safe disposal site every week day.

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Information & Referral

Contact us any time with questions or help finding a needed resource.

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LGBT Senior Discussion Groups

The Spahr Center now has two LGBT senior drop-in groups that meet monthly; one in Northern Marin and the other in Southern Marin.

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Why We Matter

“When I needed information and support, The Spahr Center was welcoming, accepting and very helpful. The staff cared about me and my questions, gave me lots of good information and connected me with services I needed. The Spahr Center was a huge help to me and my family; I’m so glad we have them here in Marin.”

from a community member

Marin Pride Picnic

The Spahr Center recognizes the importance of providing our LGBTQ community a safe inclusive space where they can express themselves and form a supportive community. The Pride Picnic will be an intergenerational celebration of Marin’s LGBTQ community - youth,...

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HIV Client Advisory Committee

The Spahr Center Board of Directors is forming an HIV Client Advisory Committee. All clients are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Jeremy Tsuchitani-Watson, HCAP Advocate at ALRP in San Francisco, will facilitate the...

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My Gender-Fluid Senior Prom

Ara Halstead is a student at Black Hills High School in Olympia, Washington.  Her Opinion Piece was picked up by The New York Times and ran in the printed edition on May 12, 2018.  Read the full article...

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