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Daily Walk-in Hours

The Diversity Center strives to be open at the following scheduled times,  however our staff is small and sometimes our volunteer hosts are not able to keep their shifts. Please call ahead to make sure we are open if you are traveling some time or distance to get here.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

2015 Holiday Schedule:

The Center Offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Jan. 1st New Year's Day
  • Jan. 19th Martin Luther King Day
  • Feb. 16th Presidents' Day
  • Mar. 31st Cesar Chavez Day
  • May 25th Memorial Day
  • July 3rd Independence Day (obs.)
  • July 4th Independence Day
  • Sept. 7th Labor Day
  • Oct. 12th Columbus Day
  • Nov. 11th Veterans Day
  • Nov. 26th Thanksgiving Day
  • Nov. 27th Thanksgiving Friday
  • Dec. 24th Christmas Eve
  • Dec. 25th Christmas Day  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free, Anonymous HIV Testing for Gay and Bisexual Men

Update for 2012: HIV testing will no longer be conducted at The Diversity Center. Please consult our Resource Directory or our Community Calendar for dates, times, and places when testing occurs throughout the county. You may also call the Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP) at 831-427-3900 or

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need additional information, 831.425.5422 or 

Groups & Programs

Please see our Groups Page and our Programs & Services Page for other meetings/activites held at or produced by the Center.

Check out our Community Calendar for LGBT events happening in Santa Cruz County!

Regular Diversity Center Meetings

Diversity Center Board Meeting

Meetings are held offsite on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members of the public are invited to participate. If you'd like attend a board meeting, or if there is something you like the board to discuss/be aware of, please contact our or .

Meetings are held:

6:00-8:00 pm
Location Varies

Santa Cruz Pride Committee

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.

5:30-7:30 pm 
The Diversity Center
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz. CA

Join us to help plan the next Santa CruzPride rally. For more information Call 425-5422 Ext. 113, , or visit