What’s Happening at Marin’s Spahr Center

New Pantry HoursOur HIV client pantry is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon – 5pm. Please come visit during those hours; Bri shops the foodbank for staples on Wednesday mornings and we get deliveries of fresh food on Thursdays!
Save the Date!!
Our next LGBTQ Senior Luncheon will be Wednesday February 20th. Save your spot now by calling Bri at 415-457-2487 ext 1002 or email her at bsilva@thespahrcenter.org
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Wing for continuing to generously sponsor the luncheon as well as Terry and Debbie for providing us with the fantastic music of Richard Rogers! We’re going to try something new this time. Richard will still be playing music, but there will be karaoke available for anyone who wants to showcase their skills! 
Q’d In! News and NotesSince moving to 150 Nellen our San Rafael drop-in group is being held at First Presbyterian Church (1510 5th Ave.) in the Stewart Room (entrance on Mission Ave. and Bryn Mar Drive). The group still meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 and is open to any and all LGBTQ+ youth. As always, pizza and snacks will be provided. 
The Q’d In Advisory Committee continues to lead workshops on LGBTQ+ Basics and how to best support LBGTQ+ students. So far, this month, they have presented two workshops for educators. Please contact Nina at nfriedman@thespahrcenter.org if you would like to schedule a workshop for your school or students!
Dungeons and Dragons with Q’d In!The Q’d In youth advisory committee is excited to report that their Dungeons and Dragons game on Saturday February 2nd is FULL! The event will be at The Spahr Center from noon to 4:00 pm. Anyone interested in the game or who just wants to hang out is welcome to drop by and join in the fun! 
Monthly MixerOur monthly mixer is held at San Rafael Joe’s – 931 4th street (downtown) Join us this Monday, January 28th, for drinks and great hors d’oeuvres! We’ll be there from 4:30 – 7; there’s no cover charge and drinks are at happy hour prices ’til 6:00 pm. You can also order from Joe’s delicious happy hour menu. Please spread the word; invite your friends; give someone a ride. See you Monday; let’s have a big turnout! 
New FacesNew faces can be seen in our mental health program and we’re saying farewell to others. Julie Lehman, MFT, and Akhil Mehra, M.D., our long-time psychiatrist, are no longer with us. We wish both of them well!New to us are Dima Dashevsky, MFT and Deborah Spake, MFT who join Cammie Duvall, MFT and Mark Oliver, MFT. Cammie and Dima focus on counseling for LGBTQ youth and families; Mark sees HIV/AIDS clients and Deborah, who just began this month, will be seeing both HIV/AIDS clients and LGBTQ youth and families. 
Anyone seeking information or an appointment should contact Leslie Gallen at 415/457-2487, ext. 1007. 
Shifting the Transgender NarrativeA fun, informative, and inspiring evening of conversation with local panelists, in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the stories of transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Let us explore what we all can do to foster more understanding, support, acceptance, and love. Gain an understanding of how the local Jewish community is working to create more inclusive environments, and what Jewish values have to teach us around this important conversation. See more info here
Moderated discussion and PanelThursday January 31st, 7 pm – 8:30Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro
Pride Planning CommitteeWe’re forming a planning committee for the Pride Picnic. It’s not too soon; June will be here before we know it! Got ideas to share? Want to play some music ? Last year’s picnic was great, but what would make it even bigger and better? Let us hear from you. Get in touch with Bri at bsilva@thespahrcenter.org or Jennifer at jmalone@thespahrcenter.org. Thanks for your input! 
Client Advisory CommitteeAll HIV clients, please note: if you would like to communicate with the committee, please use the following email address. It is managed exclusively by a committee memberhivadvisors@gmail.com
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