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SABORES Youth Program

The Sabores Youth Program is one of Bienestar’s HIV prevention programs geared to educate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth ages of 14 to 24. Sabores is offered in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Sabores focuses on fostering the health and well-being of LGBT youth. The program offers individual counseling, weekly support groups and social events that are held in a substance-free, safe-space and confidential environment.


Come meet other youth like you. Our goal is to reduce new cases of HIV among youth, promote safer sex and to talk about issues that really matter to YOU! These issues include: coming out, dating, relationships, and homophobia.


Weekly Support Groups

Pomona: Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Hollywood: Thursdays 7 to 9 pm
South LA: Wednesdays 5 to 7 pm
East LA:
Tuesdays 7 to 9 pm
Long Beach: Tuesdays 5 to 7 pm
San Bernardino: Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm



Other activities include: trips to the beach, hanging out for coffee, going to the movies, bowling, and more!



Mpowerment is a Community Level Intervention targeting gay/bisexual Latino youth ages 18 to 24. The goal of this intervention is to reduce new cases of HIV infection among this population and to address HIV stigma.

Through peer-led workshops, participants learn skills to practice safer sex, safer sex negotiation and increase condom use. Participants also gain knowledge about HIV prevention and transmission methods.In addition to information, participants are referred to HIV testing and STD screening.

Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the State of California, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS and the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP).