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Welcome!

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!

Programs and

Services

LGBTQ Programs and Services

We have LGBTQ programs and services for youth, adults, seniors and families including social and support groups and activities, counseling, classroom education, cultural competency training and much more. Click below or call us with your questions.

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HIV Services and Support

We are Marin’s only HIV/AIDS community provider. If you’re living in the county with HIV, we can help you with services including medical and housing case management, benefits advocacy, counseling, psychiatric evaluation, emergency financial assistance, linkage with other services, support groups and a pantry. We speak English and Spanish.

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HIV Prevention and Testing

We offer free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing; PrEP information; and prevention counseling. We also have the county’s only syringe exchange program including harm reduction counseling and we have NARCAN.

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Education and Information & Referral

The Spahr Center is happy to provide classroom HIV and LGBTQ education. We also have speakers available for community organizations and businesses and we provide cultural competency training. Call us any time for HIV and LGBTQ information and referral. We’re here to help!

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Discover more programs and services we offer.  Here are a few…

LGBTQ Youth Drop-In Groups

Groups meet at The Spahr Center twice a month and soon we’re adding new groups in Novato and Mill Valley.

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LGBT Senior Discussion Group

Our monthly group meets in Novato at Margaret Todd Senior Center.

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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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HIV Case Management

Our case managers provide medical and housing case management and they can assist you with problem solving, and will link you with other community resources, too.

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HIV Benefits Advocacy

Our benefits advocate works with your insurance and premium issues, social security applications and trouble shooting and can link you with other public benefit programs.

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Syringe Access

The Spahr Center has the only syringe exchange program in the county. We offer clean supplies, harm reduction counseling and NARCAN every week day.

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HIV/Hep C Testing

We have two weekly test clinics and will test high risk people on demand. Prevention counseling is always available.

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PrEP

PrEP is HIV medication used for prevention of HIV infection in high risk individuals. Contact us for PrEP information and linkage with a provider to prescribe it.

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Information & Referral

Information and Referral is our specialty. Contact us any time with questions or help finding a needed resource.

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Who We Serve

Youth

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!!

Adults

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

Seniors

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 

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.

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

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Overdose Prevention

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