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:

Local Support

For Parents

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz 

Santa Cruz Meeting:
1st Saturday of the month, 3-5pm, the Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 

Watsonville Meeting:

3rd Saturday of the month, 3-5pm, 46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

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.

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.

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.

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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