Beginning Monday, December 3rd our new location will be 150 Nellen Avenue, Suite 100 in Corte Madera

Woman with Bow Tie and Spahr Logo


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!!  Our new Latinx group starts on September 19th!!

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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

People who inject drugs can access sterile equipment and can safely dispose of bio-waste through our Syringe Access Program (commonly referred to as the “needle exchange”).  Our Syringe Access Program has gone mobile!! Click the link to find out where we will be next!

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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.

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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

Events for Transgender Awareness Week ~

The Spahr Center, the Marin County Office of Education and Dominican University invite you to a FREE film screening at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 14th and to a gender and identity workshop on Thursday, November 15th!  click the links below for more information....

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Don’t be a Statistic!

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for low- and middle-income LGBTQ people has dropped by an overwhelming 35%! More LGBTQ people have health insurance than ever before—and that means access to health care we need, from life-saving HIV drugs to...

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An attack on One is an attack on All

He lived to help people — and died doing the same thing. A brave doctor who was fatally shot while rushing toward gunfire to save victims wounded during the Pittsburgh synagogue attack was a compassionate early pioneer of AIDS treatment. Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, 66,...

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