Upcoming Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers:

Santa Cruz Meeting:
Saturday December 7, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Calvary Episcopal Church is an affirming church that welcomes people of all genders. TransFamilies does not have an affiliation with the church, beyond renting space for our meetings.

Watsonville Meeting:
Saturday, November 16th 3:00-5:00 pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call us at 831-205-0078 or email:


Queer Family Fun Day

We are joining forces with the Gender Expansive Youth Group at the Diversity Center to hold a family BBQ. Ezra, the trans program director and Jack the leader of the Gender Expansive Youth Group are going to do the heavy lifting. We just need to RSVP and show up. If we want to bring a dish that would be great.

Document Day in Watsonville

We are co-sponsering a document day in Watsonville. If you need help with changing documents for your child this is an excellent opportunity to get help and direction. Renee Fleming the law librarian from Santa Cruz Superior Court, who has been incredibly helpful to our families, Lisa Cisneros the LGBT Program Director from California Legal Assistance and Dana McRae the Santa Cruz County Attorney will be there to answer questions. This is bi-lingual clinic and help will be available in Spanish.

If you are interested in helping out, we always appreciate more hands and this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge that you gained going though the process for your child.

August 24th

First Christian Church
15 Madison Street
Watsonville, CA

Order your tickets through Eventbrite.
Our Presenters:
Ben Geilhufe, MA, LPCC is a licensed therapist, trainer and consultant. He is the co-founder and Director of Train the Gap, a group of mental health and medical professionals who provide gender specialist clinical training for a variety of organizations. He is on the Leadership Team of the Gender Specialist Clinical Team of the Central Coast, and is an active contributor to Mind the Gap, the Bay Area gender specialist team. He has contributed to policy reform for higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, school systems and larger corporations around gender identity, awareness, and inclusivity.

Micah Hammond received a masters in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2013. She works as the Assistant Clinical Director at The Lotus Collaborative providing counseling for people with eating disorders. Micah is an Ally and has presented at conferences and trained professionals supporting gender expansive identities in treatment settings. 

Things to Know:
Ben Geilhufe presented this workshop forTransFamily Support Group members in 2015.  It was a significant support resource for those who attended.  We are so pleased to offer this workshop once again, and our only regret is that we did not do it sooner. Do not miss this opportunity; register today. Keep in mind, this event is not for our gender diverse children.  It is for parents, grandparents, adult siblings (18+), and other caregivers of gender diverse children. 

Feel free to call or email with any questions.

Warm regards,
Dina Oskiera


TransFamilies Holiday Party

Happy Holiday's
TransFamilies of Santa Cruz is hosting a holiday Party!!!
When: Sunday, December 10th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Ron and Heidi's house
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(call for address)
This will be a pot luck so bring your favorite holiday dish
There will be a frost your own sugar cookie for the kiddos and of course video games for the older kids
Please RSVP by December 1st 
You can respond using the Yahoo Group email invitation previously sent
or call Heidi at 831-251-7749 
Hope to see everyone there!


Annual Transfamily Support Group
Potluck and Swimfest
Saturday, July 8, 2017
3:00 to 6:00 PM
Kevin and Lisa Dean's
in Sunnyvale, CA

It’s time for the annual family potluck hosted by Kevin and Lisa at their lovely and fun home in Sunnyvale. This well attended, joint event held for Transfamily Support Groups from Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, and Santa Cruz is a great time for our parents and kids to relax and socialize with one another. Kevin and Lisa will once again have their heated swimming pool ready for those kids and adults who would like to frolic and dip. This is a safe bathing suit space which is very exciting for our kids, and, therefore, a big hit with the parents, too. 

Hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, buns, condiments, plates, utensils, cups, and beverages, including beer, soda, and juice, are all generously provided. All you need to do is bring a side dish in the form of an appetizer, a salad, or a dessert. 

Contact Dina Oskiera at 831-818-2253 to get on the guest list and receive further details. When RSVPing by text or voicemail, leave your name, contact information, full name, and the number attending with your group.


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