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

OC ACCEPT is a behavioral health program that provides community-based supportive services to individuals who are struggling and/or self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and/or Questioning (LGBTIQ) and the people important in their lives.


Services: Eligibility:
  • Short-term individual and/or Collateral Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Peer Mentorships
  • Community-based Supportive Services
  • Support & Discussion Groups
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Educational & Vocational Support
  • Resides in Orange County
  • LGBTIQ individuals or people important in their lives
Contact Us:
  • Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • (714) 645-8000
  • 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 405, Orange CA 92868 


Support Services / Hotlines:

  • Trevor Project Lifeline: A hotline that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention to LGBTQ individuals.
  • Project Reclaim: Individual therapy, psychosocial education and support groups for Men who have sex with Men (MSM), Trans and gender non-conforming people who have substance use and/or mental health issues.
  • LGBT National Help Center: A hotline that provides peer counseling information and local resources.
    • General Hotline - (888) 843-4564
      Youth Hotline (up to 25 yr. old) - (888) 246-2743
      SAGE Senior Line (50 yr. old+) - (888) 234-7243
  • Shanti Orange County: Transgender support group for youth ages 12-18.
  • TG Rainbow: Support group for people who are transgender, family, friends or anyone who wants to learn about what it means to be transgender.
  • Viet Rainbow of Orange County: Support groups for parents, family members, and friends of LGBT.
  • LGBT Center OC: Support groups, social activities, and workshops for the LGBT community.
  • Bienestar: Support groups for LGBT youth and adults, parents and families of LGBT individuals. HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C testing.
  • LGBTQ Center Long Beach: Support groups, social activities, workshops, legal clinics, HIV/Aids testing, housing and job postings.

Family Support

  • Shift Happens: Support group for family and friends of transgender children.
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Support groups for family and friends of LGBT individuals.
    • (714) 997-8047 - Orange County
      (949) 677-7840 - South Orange County


  • The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: Provides professional development tools to schools to create a safe inclusive environment for LGBT students.
  • GSA Network: Gay-Straight Alliance is an LGBTQ club led by students that provide support. GSA Network assists students with support, advice, resources, and trainings.


  • Lambda Legal: A non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy for LGBT-related issues.
  • Transgender Law Center: A non-profit organization that provides basic legal information regarding transgender laws and policies.

STD/HIV Services

  • Health Care Agency STD/HIV Clinic: Provides testing and treatment for most STDs, HIV testing, HIV medical care, information and education on STD/HIV prevention treatment, and prevention services..
  • AIDS Service Foundation: Provides HIV and Hepatitis-C Testing and prevention. There are also additional services for people who have HIV, such as transportation, mental health counseling, support groups, emergency financial assistance and housing services.

Resource Guides