The GSD Pride Center recognizes the unique challenges impacting the health and wellness of LGBTQIA+ students. What follows is a list of COD and community based resources to assist you.
College of the Desert offers extensive health and wellness resources through Student Health Services. These include virtual services as well as support connecting students with in-person health services in our local area. Here is a link to additional health and wellness resources at College of the Desert.
Riverside County provides a list of mental health care providers that offer support specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community. This includes how to find urgent mental health care in our area and various organizations that focus on the well-being gender and sexually diverse people.
Desert Aids Project (DAP) is a local organization that provides a wide variety of free and low-cost health services. Home - DAP Health
The Trevor Lifeline is a national organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Youth
Phone: 866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386)
The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (The Center) assists LGBTQ people of the local area with a variety of programming and resources. This includes programming for youth and members of the community who live in the East Valley.
College of the Desert works closely with Borrego Health Services to provide no and low cost health services for COD students. This includes services specifically available for the transgender community.
College of the Desert offers access to Kognito virtual programming to help students, faculty and staff learn best practices in engaging people in need. There is a specific module through this virtual reality program for the LGBTQIA+ community.