galas programs
psychotherapy programs

GALAS is currently working with two non-profit orgnaizations:

  1. IMCES (Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services)
  2. The ARMunity program through Didi Hirsch.

IMCES (Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services)

IMCES is a non-profit organization which provides:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Community Outreach
  • Parenting classes
  • Domestic Violence Classes
  • Life skills Activities
  • Benefits establishment
  • Employment and Education Services
  • Client supportive services

IMCES has committed to provide services to clients striving to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. The purpose of the partnership between GALAS and IMCES is to collaborate in providing a unique community-designed integrated service management model to integrate physical health, mental health and substance abuse services for the Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern communities. This partnership is a part of the holistic network of culturally relevant wellness practices.

Please feel free to contact IMCES at 213-381-1250, and visit the IMCES website for more information at


ARMunity program through Didi Hirsch

ARMUNITY provides an opportunity for members of the Armenian Community, healthcare providers, community leaders and churches to come together to examine the resources and needs of the Armenian Community to facilitate access to medical, mental health and addiction treatment services.

Didi Hirsch and the staff recognize the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse treatment and services and provide culturally appropriate outreach, education and guidance to individuals, families and the community to promote healthier, happier and more productive lives.

Please contact:
Arsineh Ararat, Program Coordinator
818-244-7257 X 137

Didi Hirsch
1540 East Colorado Street
Glendale, CA  91205


galas scholarship

In an effort to help the Armenian and GLBT communities, GALAS is making available two yearly $1,000 scholarships to eligible students.

    • One $1,000 GALAS Scholarship is available to all college students (current or high school seniors) of Armenian descent and who are actively involved in an organization that benefits the GLBT community. Applicants must attend (or plan to attend) an accredited university or college in California. GALAS scholarship application packet is due on or before February 28th.
    • One $500 scholarship is available through the partnership of GALAS and GALAA (Gay and Lesbian Allied Administrators). This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors, who are pursuing higher education and are actively involved in at least one organization benefitting the GLBT community. The application packet for this scholarship is due on April 30th.
    • For full guidelines and information, please download the application from the GALAS website.
sister organizations



lgbt resources

Offers a broad array of resources and services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

A nationwide lobby group that promotes equality for the GLBT community.

The very best place to turn to for help in coming to terms with a loved one who has come out to your or whom you think may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered.



hiv testing

lgbt resources
community links
links of interest

The largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. A portal for Armenian resources. Dedicated to the study, research, and affirmation of the Armenian Genocide. A great source for live Armenian music.


friends of galas


Domestic Abuse Resource

Dance Guide

A South Asian LGBTIQ social, political, cultural and support organization in Souther California. Local Middle Eastern gay bar and friend of GALAS.