The Source is the first of its kind LGBT+ community and resource center in the heart of rural Visalia, California. Our mission is to provide spaces within our communities for our LGBT+ population to LEARN, GROW, BELONG, TRANSFORM, QUESTION + SUPPORT.
We are unique in serving a rural area with traditionally underserved populations like Trans and Latinos, especially given the socioeconomic climate. Our focus has been to educate and inform medical professionals, educators, clinicians, and our community about the disparity we face in our rural community with access to services and trained and willing providers that are well informed and follow national standards of care for Transgender individuals, LGBT+ people, HIV PrEP, and sensitivity training for youth and children who identify as LGBT.
This years GiveOUTday funds will go to cover the added cost of The Source expansion and a PRIDE Visalia community event and festival. We quickly outgrew our space within a couple months and have been fortunate enough in securing the adjacent office for expansion. We now have twice the space and capacity to serve our community, but with added capacity comes added cost. We need your help. Not only do we have more room, but a community that desires a unifying event like PRIDE Visalia. Unrestricted donations enable The Source LGBT+ Center to cover the cost of overhead on large scale projects and community events. We know we can raise enough money with this event to fund our new space and host PRIDE Visalia.