Rockland County Pride Center
The Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center of Rockland County ("Pride Center") is a 501(c)(3) LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community center with an anti-racist, social justice mission. The Pride Center works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people by building community through free and low-cost community events; connecting community members with the medical, mental health, legal, and social services they need to survive and thrive; and training professionals to change the culture of medical care, schools, and government agencies to be more LGBTQ+ affirming. We dream of a future of abundance for our people: for Transgender and Non-Binary people, for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer people, for Black and other People of Color. We envision and manifest a world where LGBTQ+ people are safe, pursuing their dreams and goals, and held by a strong, vibrant community.
The Pride Center is a trusted community hub that gathers and distributes resources to build community power through community care. Currently, we provide access to food through our expanded food pantry and an LGBTQ+ Emergency Relief Fund to assist people with bills. The Pride Center's LGBTQ+ Youth Program offers young people community building, education, and wrap-around services. We offer eight virtual support groups per month and referrals and individual advocacy around medical care, mental health, housing, legal, and social services. Since the pandemic began, the Pride Center's services have increased by 61% (with 48% going to Transgender and Non-Binary people and 40% to People of Color).