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.

Pacfic Center is a scent-aware space. As such, Pacific Center recognizes that scents are culturally relevant tools for health and wellness, and also recognizes that scents can trigger challenging physical responses for some. Please be considerate of those around you when wearing or spraying scents of any kind while at Pacific 

Center. This includes “natural” scents such as essential oils, as well as scents containing chemicals such as perfumes. We ask that all members of our community adhere to this policy as closely as possible. This includes staff, facilitators, volunteers, clinicians and clients. 

 

Scent-Aware Protocol:

  • Ask for consent before applying any scents in shared spaces

  • Be mindful of the amount of your scent application prior to coming into Pacific Center

    • Please apply as needed, but also be aware of how much your application will permeate the space

  • No smoking of any kind is permitted within 25 feet of Pacific Center

    • Please be mindful that cigarette, marijuana, and vaping smoke, and its remnants, can be particularly difficult for people with health conditions to metabolize

  • If you are negatively impacted by a scent in a shared space, politely explain and then ask for accommodations (e.g. - opening a window)

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.