Cultivating Acceptance Press Release


Pride Center Announces Launch of Million Dollar

LGBT+ Youth Program

April 8, 2017

# LGBT+ Cultivating Acceptance Program Launch

11 am Press Announcement

115 N. Sutter St. Second Floor

Stockton, CA 95202


The San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC) is proud to announce the launch of its LGBT+ youth program,

Cultivating Acceptance, that addresses the unique challenges that face LGBT+ youth within our region.

Through youth advocacy and empowerment, mental health support services, transgender awareness,

advocacy, and health services, SJPC is on the forefront of reducing disparities for this targeted

population. SJPC’s program addresses the discrimination and social exclusion issues, social and

environmental conditions, and quality of mental health care for our LGBT+ youth of San Joaquin


Cultivating Acceptance is part of the California Reducing Disparities Project, a project funded by the

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and administered by the California Department of Public Health,

Office of Health Equity. The primary goal of this project is to validate community-defined evidence

practices focused on reducing mental health disparities for vulnerable populations through rigorous

evaluation over the course of five years to determine effectiveness.


Confirmed Participants:

Mayor Michael Tubbs

Cullen Fowler-Riggs, California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity

Nicholas Hatten, San Joaquin Pride Center Executive Director


Invited Participants:

University of the Pacific's President Dr. Pamela Eibeck

Delta College's Superintendent/President Kathy Hart

Stockton Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eliseo Dávalos

Representative from Sierra Health Foundation

For more information, please contact Nicholas Hatten at (209) 406-6133 or email

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commented 2018-04-14 17:49:52 -0700 · Flag
I’m so glad that the LGBTlifestyle has has become more accepted than in past years.