The Spahr Center is Marin County’s only non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV. Guided by our mission, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters and donors work together to achieve our vision of Marin as a healthy, inclusive community where every person lives with freedom and equality.
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 now have drop on groups in Novato, Mill Valley and San Rafael!! Food is provided!
HIV/Hep C Testing
We have two weekly test clinics and prevention counseling is available every day.
People who inject drugs can access sterile equipment and can safely dispose of used needles through our Syringe Access Program (aka “needle exchange”). Our Syringe Access Program is now mobile!!
Information, Education & Training
Contact us any time with questions or help finding a needed resource. The Spahr Center is happy to provide education on LGBTQ issues as well as gender identity issues.
“We all want to fit in. And belong somewhere. As the parent of a gender fabulous teenager, I went in search of other parents who had insight, wisdom, and firsthand knowledge of my situation. At the end of the rainbow, I found my tribe: the parent support group at The Spahr Center. Spahr is a sacred place that offers unconditional support, insightful wisdom, shared laughter and life-saving information…”
In 2019, the Trump administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ policies implemented in the first two years of this administration that are harming the health and well-being...
The Spahr Center's Senior Program Fund The Spahr Center has raised over $15,500 from year-end appeals earmarked specifically for LGBTQ senior programs. This generous support means that senior...
The Spahr Center is firmly committed to public policy advocacy. We aim to strengthen the current government response to the needs of LGBTQ+ people and people living with and affected by HIV in...