Pacific Center for Human Growth

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQ+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ people and their families in Alameda County.

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Accessibility of the Center

Pacific Center is located at 2712 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The nearest BART station is Ashby BART, located one mile away.  AC transit bus 6 stops directly outside of the building.

There are 7 steps to the front door of the building with railings on both sides of the steps. There is a ramp to the first floor of the building to the left of the front door. All peer groups are in wheelchair accessible rooms on the first floor; therapy spaces are located on the first and second floor. The entrance at the top of the ramp is always locked. To access the ramp, ring bell on wooden column at concrete path leading to wooden ramp. A front desk volunteer will unlock and open the gate at the top of the ramp for entrance through back door off the back deck. Group rooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you require any accommodations, or plan to visit the center and need to use the ramp, please contact us.

All restrooms are single occupancy and gender neutral. First floor restrooms are ADA compliant.

​Pacific Center is a scent-aware space and we ask that members of our community take this into consideration when visiting the Pacific Center. We understand that perfumes, oils and scented hair products can be part of one's gender identity, ethnic identity or spiritual practice. However, we ask that you consider how the chemicals in the products you use might affect others when in shared space, especially those with chemical sensitivities. If at all possible, please use products that are scent or fragrance-free or do not wear heavily-scented products when visiting Pacific Center. Pacific Center’s Scent-aware Policy and Resource Guide is available at the front desk.