The Center creates a vibrant community by enriching the lives of LGBT people living in Coachella Valley and visitors of all ages, totaling nearly 45,000 client visits annually. A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy wellness, educational, support and social programming, extensive social and recreational offerings, a free community cyber center, a growing volunteer program, and special events in the community. It is the only LGBT non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County. The Center receives broad support from across our desert communities, which includes local municipalities, foundation grants, individual and business memberships, special events, and gifts from its friends in the Coachella Valley who support the LGBT community. Several programs provide critical social interaction opportunities for members of the LGBT community who are alone, isolated, and for many, living at or below the poverty level.
With 650 interior designers, 400 Industry Partners, and 400 student members, ASID Los Angeles is one of the three largest ASID Chapters. We represent some of the most influential and trend-setting interior designers in the United States. As a chapter we strive to increase and enhance Interior Design practice skills through continuing professional education, and ensure designers’ right to practice through state approved certification. We also educate consumers on the value of hiring an Interior Design professional to protect their health, safety and welfare. Finally, we aim to expand markets for all members, and provide and promote opportunities and incentives for active participation of our membership.