Orange County ACCEPT (Acceptance through Compassionate Care, Empowerment, and Positive Transformation)

Serving: Transitional age youth, adults, and older adults  
Facility: County Operated
Region: County-wide
Address: 2035 E. Ball Rd., Ste. 100 C, Anaheim, CA 92806

Eligibility: Orange County residents  
Providing Language(s): English and Spanish 
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
Phone: (714) 517-6100          Fax: (714) 517-6139  

Program Description: OC ACCEPT provides community-based mental health and supportive services to individuals struggling with and/or identifying as LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning) and the people important in their lives. The program specializes in addressing issues that are common in the LGBTIQ community, such as confusion, isolation, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-medicating with drugs and high risk behaviors, self-esteem challenges, victims of bullying, trauma, homelessness, and lack of familial support. OC ACCEPT seeks to provide a safe environment with acceptance and compassion for individuals to express their feelings, build resilience, become empowered and connected with others for support. The program also raises awareness and reduces stigma by providing education about the LGBTIQ population to the community at large.