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:



Trans Life Line 877-565-8860

Mental Health

Accessing Gender Therapy
in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area:

Identifying and choosing an experienced gender therapist for your child and/or yourself can feel very  complicated and intimidating.  The following guidelines and resources have been compiled to ease your search. 

Who is a gender therapist? Not all clinicians who state that they treat transgender individuals have the same level of experience.  The link below will help you ask the right questions to make sure that your gender therapist has the training, experience and sensitivity to be right for you, your child or your family.

Where to look for gender therapists? 

The following local organizations have lists that include some of the local therapists who have experience providing gender related therapy. 

Santa Cruz Trans* has an extensive list of qualified gender therapists. 

TransFamily Support of Santa Clara County (This is our Santa Clara branch. The website lists therapists our families have used and recommend in Santa Clara County as well as the family support meetings)
Visit the website

Gender Identity Awareness Network (Santa Clara County gender therapists and family support)
Visit the website 

Where can I find medical, personal care, insurance or legal help?

Santa Cruz Trans* Resources - This site has everything! Therapists, Medical, Personal care, Insurance, Legal, you name it! This is your overall Santa Cruz and bay area comprehensive resource site.
Visit the website  

Where can I find help with school issues?

Trans* Teen Project has an extensive list of local and national resources 
Visit the website  

Gender Spectrum is at the forefront of training schools and their annual conference is an awesome resource for families with gender non-conforming children of all ages.
Visit the website

How to Add Your Recommendation to Our Resources Page:

If you would like to provide a recommendation for any services listed or not listed on our Resource page,  please contact a Transfamily Support Group member by calling/texting 831-251-7759 or emailing

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