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Fresno LGBT Community Center is MOVING ON UP

Well, it’s been less than a year, but Gay Central Valley’s Fresno LGBT Community Center has already outgrown our space…so we’re moving, but not too far.

As of September 1st, 2011 the Fresno LGBT Community Center will be moving to a larger office space in the same building. We’ll still be on the first floor, just down the hall, in Suite A.

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Our new address, as of September 1st, 2011 is

Fresno LGBT Community Center

1055 N Van Ness Avenue

Suite A

Fresno, CA  93728

559-325-4GAY or 559-325-4429

 

Our new office will provide with a much larger public space up front and 2 separate offices behind that. One office will house the Gay Central Valley’s base of operations and the other office will be for guests and visitors, meetings, etc. We will also be adding a TV to our new space so that videos and DVD’s can be viewed. The new office has a large storage area so that we can continue to expand our media lending library.

We are seeking donations for the new space besides our continuing effort to expand our media library. We are in need of more seating, pillows & tables for the public space. We are in desperate need of more brochure racks and magazine holders. We are also looking a microwave oven donation.

Our new space will facilitate more social and network gatherings. On Tuesday, September 27th we will be hosting a Health Fair which will include tabling by local organizations and free HIV testing through the Fresno County Dept. of Health Mobile Unit, which will be on site for the day to provide those services. For that event we will be open from 9AM-4PM and will provide free lunch and refreshments. Anyone wishing to participate in this event, please click on the above link for more information.

We have also started a new Facebook group titled Central Valley HIV/AIDS Education & Awareness, in hopes of bringing together a forum of knowledge and information around the topic of HIV & AIDS in the Central Valley. Please feel free to join, post relevant notices and links, and invite others who can expand the voice of this very important issue.

We will continue to have regularly scheduled events such as Strings & Things and Community Book Groups. We are working to expand those events and welcome any suggestions and organizational assistance in those efforts.

As always, although the Community Center is currently staffed and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, we are always open and available 7 days a week for groups and organizations to hold meetings and events. Simply contact us for scheduling.

Moving into a new, larger space has caused our rent to almost double from what it currently is. Since we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we rely on fundraisers and donations to maintain our operating budget. There are many ways to contribute…simply visit our Donation Page

Gay Central Valley is excited about expanding the Fresno LGBT Community Center less than a year after opening our doors. We thank the community for your continued support and promise to work to bring you more exciting and educational events in the coming months.

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