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Central Valley Pride

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645 W. Main Street
3rd Floor, Room 5
Merced, California 95340
United States

Central Valley Pride is serving the Central Valley's LGBTQ+ community with authenticity, integrity and pride. We seek to engage, impact, and empower our expansive community through peer support groups, community activities and events, and professional development workshops. We serve all ages, and feature a Youth Initiatives branch that provides free LGBTQ+ books for local schools and libraries and free youth events and parties such as Pride Prom. CVP annually organizes a Flag Raising Ceremony, the Merced Queer Film Festival, PRIDEfest, TDoV, and TDoR events. We also have initiated the Central Valley Coalition for Trans and Gender Diverse Equality- the largest LGBTQ+ coalition in the area. We are located inside the Multicultural Arts Center on Floor 3, Room 5.

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Mailing Address

645 W. Main Street
Merced, California 95340
United States


  • Senior Leader: Jon McFarland

Additional Information

Year Founded: 2022


Phone Numbers

  • Main/Primary: (209) 353-1518

Operating Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2PM-6PM
Thursday: 2PM-6PM
Friday: 2PM-6PM
Saturday: 2PM-6PM
Sunday: Closed

Services/Programs Offered Here


  • Discussion Groups
  • Education
  • Exercise Programs
  • Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults
  • Health and Wellness
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Mental Health
  • Resource and Referral Information
  • Social and Cultural Programs


  • Literature/Materials/Resources
  • Violence Hotline


  • Art Gallery/Display Space
  • Book Clubs
  • Community Meeting Space
  • Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions
  • Organizing Local Pride Celebrations
  • Religious Services/Spiritual Counseling
  • Theatre/Dance Groups
  • Yoga/Meditation Classes

Civic Engagement

  • 'Get Out The Vote' Drives
  • Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers
  • Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers
  • Organizing Group Visits with Lawmakers
  • Voter Registration

Community Outreach/Education

  • General Public
  • HR Offices (Nonprofit, Corporate or Government)
  • Media
  • Physical or Mental Health Providers
  • School Administrators and/or Teachers


  • General Information
  • STD Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention


  • Adult Education
  • Business and Professional Networks
  • Computer/Internet/Email Access
  • Computer/Internet/Email Training
  • Directory of Local Job Openings
  • Employment Counseling/Training
  • Financial Planning/Literacy Training
  • GED Classes
  • In-House Library
  • Recreational Programs
  • Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses
  • Speakers Bureaus


  • Hate Crimes Reporting
  • Immigration Processing
  • LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals

Mental Health

  • Addiction/Recovery Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Peer Led Services and Groups
  • Referral Services
  • Transgender Services & Groups

Physical Health

  • Discussion or Support Groups
  • Domestic Abuse Counseling
  • Fitness Programs
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health Screenings/Healthcare
  • LGBT Friendly Referrals
  • Nutrition Programs
  • STD/HIV Counseling
  • STD/HIV Outreach and Education
  • STD/HIV Prevention
  • STD/HIV Testing
  • STD/HIV Treatment


  • Community Outreach/Education
  • Drop-In Center
  • Gender Identity Services & Groups
  • Health & Wellness Education
  • Leadership Development & Life Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Peer to Peer Group
  • Recreational & Social Activities
  • Support
  • Vocational

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information contained in this Directory is subject to change. We recommend that you contact a Center before visiting to confirm operating hours, locations, etc.

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