Angie Magaña has been faithfully working a Saturday shift at the Center’s Audre Lorde Health Program for lesbian and bi women for nearly a year now.
“I just want more people to know that we’re here and that we have all these resources available for them,” said Magaña. “We really are trying to raise awareness that we have this special, safe place for women. The Center gives amazing health care. But it’s been frustrating to go out into the community and hear people say, ‘I can go there if I’m a woman?’”
The Center is one of the few Federally Qualified Health Centers with providers who specialize in primary care for LGBT people and people living with HIV.
On Saturdays, the program at the Center’s McDonald/Wright location offers primary health care, individual therapy, crisis counseling, 12-step substance abuse support, a sexual abuse survivor group and even a yoga and meditation class. Mental health services are also available to everyone and can be free for those who live or work in West Hollywood.