|Effective January 1, 2024, this move increases the Center’s physical space by approximately 30%, allowing for designated program areas for the food pantry, community support gatherings, case management, harm reduction, and mental health services.
Located in the heart of San Rafael’s Canal District, the new building positions the Center to better serve the priority population of LGBTQ+ Latinx youth and families.
“The Spahr Center is prioritizing mental and behavioral health support for LGBTQ+ LatinX youth and families,” said Renato Talhadas (he/him), Chief Programs Officer. “Similarly, we are increasing our efforts around HIV prevention and education in the Canal District because the LatinX community has the greatest need for these services in Marin. We have a lot to accomplish, and moving to this new building in San Rafael will effectively increase the work we do for this community.”
The Center will be closed and all programs cancelled from December 25-January 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. The Center will be physically closed from January 2-January 5 and the entire staff working online as they prepare the new space. The Center will open at the new space on January 8 with limited programs. The Center will be fully open at the new space and all programs on normal schedule beginning January 15. Community members can learn more about the schedule at TheSpahrCenter.org.
“This move is a part of our strategic plan,” said Joe Tuohy (he/him), Executive Director. “Our center is expanding and so we need more space and more staff. We are thrilled for this move and we look forward to sharing our new and improved space with our community.”
The Spahr Center’s new address effective January 1, 2024 is 1575 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, 94901.
|The Spahr CenterThe Spahr Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Marin County which celebrates and supports the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities of Marin. The center provides direct services for People Living With HIV, health and community programs, mental health services, harm reduction, trainings, and youth, family, and senior programs.