How to Connect with our Pride Scholars network

Merced Community College strives to support our LGBTQIA+ family. We also provide several resources for our LGBTQIA+ community and aspiring allies. Whether you’re looking for something on campus, locally, or resources nationally, we provide an extensive resource list covering several topics.

Student Health Services

To provide students with services, education, and resources necessary to make responsible, informed choices regarding their physical and mental health and well-being

Student Health Services and Personal Counseling be contacted via the following methods:

Merced Community College Campus Police Department

  • 209-384-6054 (Informational)
  • 209-386-6600 (Emergency)

Merced Area

Merced LGBTQIA+ Alliance

The Merced LGBTQIA+ Alliance exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of LGBTQIA+ persons, their families, friends, and supporters through awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBTQIA+ community in the Central Valley.

Email: [email protected]



California LGBTQIA+ Health and Human Services Network

The California LGBTQIA+ Health & Human Services Network is an LGBTQIA+-specific program of Health Access, bringing together more than 60 non-profit providers, community centers, and researchers to advocate collectively for state level policies and resources that will advance LGBTQIA+ health. Founded in 2007, the Network provides coordinated leadership about LGBTQIA+ health policy in a proactive, responsive manner that promotes health and well-being as part of the movement for LGBTQIA+ equality, and ensures that there is a distinct LGBTQIA+ voice in health policy decision-making venues.

Transgender Law Center
PO Box 70976
Oakland, CA 94612-0976
Phone: 510.587.9696
collect line for people in prison and detention: 510.380.8229

Central California LGBTQIA+/2S Collaborative

The Central California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Allies and other identity persons (LGBTQIA+) Collaborative for Well-Being is an association dedicated to Education, Advocacy and Training for inclusion of ALL in the community at large.

LGBTQIA+/2S Collaboraive

Dial 988 for 24/7 emotional support anywhere in the U.S.

To reach a caring counselor:

  • Call 988
  • Text 988
  • Visit

Planned Parenthood-Merced Location

Plan Parenthood – is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

Merced County: Clinical Services

The Clinical Services at Merced County strive to promote, protect and preserve healthy living and safe environments. The Clinical Services include Flu Season, HIV program/Case Management, Immunizations, and Tuberculosis Control.

PFLAG-Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

This foundation provides loving families united with LGBTQIA+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQIA+ people.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Crisis Text Line Valley Crisis Center: 1-800-799-4TTY (Deaf Hotline) (209) 381-6800 (24/7) Text COURAGE to 741741
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: (209) 722-4357 (24/7)
  • DeQH: LGBTQIA+ Helpline for South Asians: 908-367-3374
  • GLBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
  • National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program (English/Spanish): 212-714-1141
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

LGBTQIA+ Designee