BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity released its first annual "Impact Statement of Services" provided to the community.
According to a release from the Center, "43,000 Kern residents identify as LGBTQ+; many have struggled for self-acceptance as well as acceptance and understanding from family, friends, and community".
The Impact Statment said that it provided 552 private counseling sessions provided and Cultural Competency Trainings to 819 people in 2018. Trainings were provided to a variety of organizations and businesses, including the Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Network for Children, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services and others.
To learn more about services and programs from The Center, visit their website .