The Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of the LGBT community. A thriving, community-based organization, the Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy health, wellness, educational and social programs, where people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
The Center offers senior programming, a clinical counseling and internship program, a weekly food bank, extensive social and recreational offerings, a free community cyber center, a growing volunteer program and periodic special events in the community.
The Center is located in downtown Palm Springs and is the only LGBT non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County. The Center receives support from local municipalities, foundation grants, individual, couple and business memberships, special events, and gifts from our friends. Today, The Center has approximately 1,000 members and logs over 25,000 annual client visits.
The history of The Center starts in 2001 when the Prime Timers Foundation was created with the purpose of serving the needs of gay seniors, who are often isolated and living at or below the poverty level. In order to help combat isolation of many LGBT seniors, in 2005 the Golden Rainbow Senior Center was created, and in 2011 the board expanded the scope of the operation and changed the name to “The Center” as it proudly moves forward as a place for our entire community.
Imagine It! Media rebuilt The Center’s outdated website and added a unique, online, drag and drop donation feature for the Food Bank.