Spectrum Collaborative has partnered with multiple local and national organizations. We are constantly looking to forge connections in our community. Below are some of the organizations we are currently working with. We are always open to hearing from organizations and community groups about how we can partner to advance each other's missions. Please reach out if you see an opportunity to work together!
SENECA FAMILY OF AGENCIES
Seneca Family of Agencies (formerly Seneca Center) was founded in 1985 as a small Bay Area residential and day treatment program with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca has expanded to provide a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year.
In 2021 Spectrum Collaborative began a partnership with Seneca to provide wraparound services to children, youth, and families referred by the County of Ventura.
ONE STEP A LA VEZ
The One Step A La Vez program began in 2008 with a group of teens and founder Lynn Edmonds who wanted to bring needed services to youth in Fillmore & Piru. They saw their community was plagued with issues such as poverty, drug and alcohol use, family violence, and mental health needs and they decided to create more access to services in their community.
The youth created the One Step A La Vez Program which includes the One Step Center to provide behavioral health outreach, engagement, prevention and intervention services to the communities of the Santa Clara Valley (Fillmore, Piru & Santa Paula).
OXNARD LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Oxnard LGBTQ Community is a group for EVERYONE in the 805's LGBTQ Community!
Oxnard LGBTQ group organizes activities, fundraising, support groups, much more and fun!
"The beauty of being the human you are is not perceived by the man, but by how expressive your heart and soul is."- 805 LGBTQ
DIVERSITY COLLECTIVE VENTURA COUNTY
Diversity Collective is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of directors and volunteer advisory board. It is our mission to promote advocacy, education, mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV and AIDS in Ventura County, California. We do this work via our community resource center, programs, and community-building events.
We are the proud parent organization of the Rainbow Umbrella Program that focuses on youth 13 to 23, the DCVC HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Program, Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura, the Diversity Gala, Pride Prom Ventura, and many other events and activities weekly, monthly and yearly.
Spectrum Collaborative was honored with the 2019 Community Organization award by the Diversity Collective at their annual gala.
TIE THE KNOT
Tie The Knot was founded to combine all of our favorite things: humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the goal of Tie The Knot is clear: to advocate for LGBTQ civil rights throughout the United States & beyond, and to look damn good while doing it. Jesse started Tie The Knot in 2012 as a fun way to engage every American in the fight for marriage equality. Ever since marriage was won in 2015, Tie The Knot has shifted its focus to LGBTQ rights within the United States and marriage efforts across the globe.
PRIDE YOUTH THEATER ALLIANCE
The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is a growing network that advances the practice of Queer Youth Theater by providing emerging and established leaders in the field with resources and opportunities to exchange, collaborate, and learn.
PYTA was formed to unite Queer Youth Theater directors whose programs were created as isolated responses to local pressures or interests. Today, this thriving alliance promotes successful models of Queer Youth Theater programming through financial support, pedagogical resources, and advocacy for artists, activists, youth, and educators.
GET LOUD MOVEMENT
Monique "Mo" Gonzalez is a queer chicanx community event organizer, youth educator and poet raised in Oxnard, CA. They created Get Loud Movement in 2018 launching their first event "Loud & Queer" at the Ventura Majestic Theater bringing in over 200 attendees. Their vision was to create platforms for queer artists of all realms to express themselves in their most authentic ways. Since then, they have co-organized numerous events centering LGBTQIA+ artists such at Ventura County Pride, Conejo Valley Pride, Transgender day of Remembrance and youth advocacy events increasing visibility and resilience through the arts.
VENTURA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
The Ventura County Arts Council envisions a Ventura County where everyone has access to arts experiences, where artists are valued and thriving, and where the many voices of our artistic heritage are celebrated. In Ventura County, we have both a diversity of cultural experiences and a shared way of life. As champions of the arts in our community, we aim to integrate the arts into all aspects of local life, preserving our distinct cultural histories and forging a collective, creative environment for all to enjoy. We believe that a strong creative sector is essential to our community's well-being.
ACTORS’ REPERTORY THEATRE OF SIMI
Since 1992, Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi (ARTS) has earned a reputation for excellence in live theater, and in 2001 received a commendation from the City of Simi Valley for their contribution to the community. Recognizing the importance of arts education, ARTS’ mission has always been to further develop and increase the impact of the arts on youth as well as adults looking to further their theatrical training and unique expression.
SIMI VALLEY CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
The mission statement of the Simi Valley Cultural Association is to raise cultural awareness in our community through the creation and development of programs and services that educate, enlighten and support tolerance, understanding, diversity and inclusion through artistic endeavor.