Upcoming Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers:

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz
Saturday September 7th, 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.

TransFamilies of Watsonville PV
We are not holding an August meeting in Watsonville. Please join us at Pajaro Pride on Sunday August 18th 11:00-4:00.
Our next meeting will be:
Saturday, September 21st 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:

Local Support

For Parents

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz 

Meets: 1st Saturday of the month, 3-5pm, the Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-205-0078

We're a parent facilitated, culturally inclusive group and free of charge.Our meetings are private and drop-in. Together we share specialized knowledge and personal experiences addressing the unique challenges we face supporting our extraordinary trans, genderqueer, non binary, gender fluid, gender creative, and gender questioning children of any and every age. Our leaders can provide direct one-on-one support mentoring families in need. Call or email for details.

Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month, 3-5pm 
Contact: Kevin 408-505-7791

We're a group of parents with teen and young adults who are transgender or gender fluid living up and down the San Francisco Peninsula. This support group is for parents and family members. Hosted by transgender parents, whose goal is to help other parents and family members gain support and education in a safe, loving, and respectful environment.

TransFamilies of Silicon Valley  No website/email only.

Meets: time / place varies

We're a welcoming group of parents /guardians of transgender and gender-creative kids living up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and into the South Bay. We hold monthly playgroups for families with young children, as well as, social events for teens and parents / guardians, and an online group for 24/7 support. We also enjoy support, collaboration, and shared social events with TransFamilies of Santa Cruz, TransFamilies of Monterey, and TransFamily Support Group of Santa Clara County.

Parents of Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children Support Group

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm, Oakland LGBTQ Center, 3207 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610  (Entrance on Rand Avenue)
Contact: 510-882-2286 

Get together with other parents/caregivers of gender diverse children (toddler to adult) for support, sharing information, and community.  This facilitated group offers a space to share and receive support.

Transgender Parent Support Group of the Peninsula

There is now a PFLAG sponsored group that provides support for parents and family members of transgender youth on the Peninsula.  The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Location: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. at Octavia Blvd, San Francisco

Gender Identity Awareness Network in San Jose

A loosely connected network of professionals in the South Bay and Peninsula dedicated to providing gender affirmative services to the gender nonconforming community. As part of an ongoing effort to meet some of the social and emotional needs of gender expansive children and teens, as well as, their families, this organization continues to offer multiple support groups running simultaneously.

PFLAG Parants and Families of LGBTQ, and Allies Group 

Meets: 2nd Tues every month 7PM. Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St.Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact: (831) 427- 4016 

non-secular group of extended family of LGBTQ+ Community
includes  parents, family, friends, allies, of/and LGBTQ+ members

For Kids

Santa Cruz County Diversity Center offers a Gender Expansive Youth group and a Young Adult Trans Group. Scroll to the bottom of their page to see a calendar of upcoming events

Big Brothers Big Sisters TransMentoring Program 

Santa Cruz Big Brothers and Big Sisters now offers a Transmentoring Program for transgender children ages 7-17.


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