Welcome to the Jeffery Owens Community Center (JOCC) website.
The JOCC is committed to serving the needs of the LGBTIIQQ
youth and adults of the Inland Empire.
Weather you are passionate about human rights, want to meet others in your community, or learn about our programs and health services.
We appreciate your support and invite you to join the JOCC family.
To promote health and the well-being of youth and adults in the Riverside and San Bernardino area communities by providing support, education and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
JOCC welcomes invitations to speak to your your organization, classroom, church, agency, or group. Learn how the hate crime death of Jeffery Owens has inspired community members to organize a community center in the Riverside and San Bernardino area. Dialogue around the health and safety needs of our community, and learn how you can help. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to invite a JOCC speaker.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The center will offer a safe and secure environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their allies in the Riverside and San Bernardino areas by fostering involvement between law enforcement, community service groups, schools, and religious organizations. The center will empower individuals and strengthen community involvement around issues of diversity and understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity. The center will improve the health and well being of youth and adults by providing education, youth programs, support groups, counseling, and community outreach.
The center will advocate full access and equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, national origin, religion, marital status, age, or disability by providing a safe and enriching environment for all members of the community in a non-threatening and supportive manner.
The center shall innovate by encouraging community awareness,
diversity, and the need to eradicate hate.