Overview

Overview

Mission

TruEvolution fights for health equity and racial justice to advance the quality of life and human dignity of LGBTQ+ people.

Headquartered

Riverside, CA

Areas Served (direct-services)

Riverside County, San Bernardino County

FY 2020 Budget

$2.078M

Staff Support

14

Direct-services

  1. HIV Care, PrEP, & Prevention Services
  2. Emergency Housing Program
  3. Behavioral Health Clinic, Therapy, and Support Groups

Community Programs

  1. Clinical Fellowship (LMFT, LCSW, PsyD)
  2. Academic Internship
  3. Public Policy Fellowship
  4. Youth United LGBTQ+
  5. Health Equity Advancement Lab
  6. Rural Health Service Provider Network (Co-Founded with Community Education Group)

Background

Since 2008, TruEvolution has expanded its local advocacy to regional direct-services offering HIV testing, linkage to care, case management, and emergency supportive housing for people living with HIV. As an LGBTQ+ justice organization, we focus our efforts on addressing health disparities in LGBTQ+ communities of color through community outreach, health education, and prevention programs.

Recognizing the gaps in comprehensive, culturally-competent behavioral health services throughout the Inland Empire, TruEvolution opened a behavioral health clinic in 2017. We offer psychotherapy, behavioral health risk assessments, support groups, peer counselors, care coordinators, and emergency trauma-response interventions with a clinical therapist.

Transgender health and wellness is integrated throughout TruEvolution’s services. Our clinicians provide mental health letters of support for surgical procedures related to gender-affirming procedures, linkage to hormone therapy services, endocrinology referrals, and ongoing psychotherapy throughout the stages of gender affirmation. We strive to address the entire health needs of our clients, including their physical, sexual, and emotional well-being.

As an advocacy organization, TruEvolution’s Youth United program engages in high school-based sexual health education and LGBTQ-affirming advocacy within piloted school districts and sites. Our statewide and national advocacy prioritizes under-resourced jurisdictions and community organizations providing services within these communities. The Health Equity Advancement Lab and Rural Health Service Provider Network serve as the organizations state and federal policy initiatives identifying ways to better meet the needs of community providers in rural regions and equip local service providers with resources and capacity-building.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into serving our community. We offer various services and programs geared toward educating and empowring the lives of LGBTQ people.