Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers June 2018:
TransFamilies of Santa Cruz, Sat., June 2, 3-5 pm, in Santa Cruz. Call 831-818-2253 for NEW LOCATION details.
TransFamilies of Monterey, Sat., June 16, CANCELLED.
If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call us at 831-818-2253 or email:

Local Support

For Parents

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz* This is us! 

(*Formerly TransFamily Support Group of Santa Cruz County) 
Meets: 1st Saturday of the month, 3-5pm
Contact: Dina 831-818-2253

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.

TransFamilies of Monterey This is us! No website/email only.

Meets: 3rd Saturday of the month, 3-5 pm, Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Ave., Marina, CA 93933.
Contact: Dina 831-818-2253

TransFamilies of Monterey is pleased to announce the first monthly support meeting for parents and caretakers of gender diverse children of all ages is meeting on October 21, 2017 then every third Saturday of each month from 3-5 pm at Epiphany Lutheran &amp Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Ave., Marine, CA 93933. Please email or call 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: 3rd Saturday of the month, 3-5pm

We're a group of parents with young gender-creative or transgender kids (up to about age 13, though all ages are welcome) living up and down the San Francisco Peninsula. Sometimes only the parents meet in a support group setting, and other times we meet with our children for a family play group. It's wonderful to see our children playing and growing up together. Please email for details.

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.

TransSiblings Support Group new!

Meets: In Santa Cruz. Regular meeting schedule TBA.
Contact: Katrina at (209) 614-3333  

Transfamily Support Group has long recognized the need for this form of sibling support and looks forward to promoting and encouraging the Trans Siblings Support Group by offering communication, facilitation, and administrative tools as this new group emerges under our umbrella. Katrina is stepping up to provide for a need she identified in herself, and is creating a space for others to connect, process, and grow while experiencing the family dynamics impacting their lives when siblings are transgender, transitioning, or questioning. This is a casual group that meets without a therapist or formal facilitator; therefore, it is only open to siblings ages 18+; contact Katrina with special requests for a sibling to attend who is less than 18 years old.

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 Trans Masculine, Trans Feminine, and Gender Queer Youth groups. 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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