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Support Groups and Playgroups

Our Family Coalition

 

Peer groups provide a variety of opportunities both for LGBTQ parents and caregivers and prospective parents to meet, explore shared concerns, and support their peers. Our playgroups offer developmentally-enriching and fun opportunities for parents and children to interact. For questions, please contact the staff person listed in each group.

East Oakland Community Playtime

East Oakland Community Playtime

Ages 0-5. Come and play! This FREE monthly event for children 0-5 includes: outdoor games; bounce house; face painting; community market; fun multicultural activities; arts and crafts; community resources; storytime; free swim lessons; and healthy snacks.

First Saturday of every month, 11:30am - 2pm.

Youth UpRising Skate Park, 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland.

Staff contact: Yusni Bakar.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics.

Youth Unity Project

Youth Unity Project

Ages 11-17. Our young people are growing up in a world of increasing acceptance of LGBTQ people. At the same time we recognize that their families are “different” from most of their peers’. Our vibrant youth program provides support and leadership-building opportunities for  youth living in LGBTQ-headed families. Our activities for youth ages 11-17 cultivate an environment for community and fun while creating a safe space­­­ for our youth to build relationships and the confidence to speak up and out about their families.

Check the calendar for dates, times, and locations.

Staff contact: Shareena Clark.

Parent-Child Playgroup

Parent-Child Playgroup

Ages (0-5) Join us for this new fun interactive playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and their children. It will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to strengthen their children’s social, emotional and developmental well-being through structured activities, circle time, and family bonding.

Tuesdays, 9-10:30am Trybe, Inc., 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!

Parent-Child Interactive Playgroup

Parent-Child Interactive Playgroup

Ages 0-5. Join us for this fun interactive playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and their children. Parents and caregivers build community while strengthening their children’s social, emotional and developmental well-being through structured activities, circle time, and family bonding.

Tuesdays, 9-10:30am Trybe, Inc., 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland.

Staff contact: Yusni Bakar.

Check the calendar for updates.

Parent-Child Music and Movement Classes

Parent-Child Music and Movement Classes

Ages 0-5. Come out and join us for a music-based playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and our children. Dance, music, songs, and stories are from various cultures and in diverse languages relevant to the families participating. This playgroup helps children with gross motor development through body movement.

Check the calendar for dates, times, and locations.

Staff contact: Yusni Bakar.

Prospective Parents

Prospective Parents

These get-togethers, held alternatively in San Francisco and the East Bay, provide a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow LGBTQ prospective parents. Parents, caregivers, and providers often come share with the group, and OFC provides resources on how to build your family.

Check the calendar for dates, times, and locations.

Staff contact: Polly Pagenhart.

Queer Family Night San Francisco

Queer Family Night San Francisco

Ages 0-12. Expand your circle of LGBTQ parents, swap parenting tips, and explore concerns shared by all parents as well as those of special interest to our families. Help your kids build lasting friendships with other children of LGBTQ families as they enjoy fun games and activities.

Third Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Staff contact: Shareena Clark.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics.

Rainbow Family Night

Rainbow Family Night

Ages 0-5. Our kids have a great time at the Habitot Children’s Museum. Parents have the opportunity to socialize and discuss their lives as LGBTQ parents while the kids get a chance to play and build new friendships.

 

When: First Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley.

Staff contact: Yusni Bakar.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics.

Solo Parent Support Group

Solo Parent Support Group

Ages 0-12. Solo parents by choice, single parents raising kids with or without a co-parent: come dine and play with your kids (little or big) with the museum all to yourselves. Then engage in a facilitated, parent-driven discussion while museum and Our Family Coalition staff watch your kids.

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Staff contact: Shareena Clark.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics.

Transgender Parent Support Group

Transgender Parent Support Group

All Ages. Trans parents, prospective parents, and co-parents connect and share what's on their minds. From the workplace to trans activism, transition to temper tantrums, discuss whatever you'd like to in a safe space with friendly, supportive people. Newcomers welcome! Attendance is free. Pastries and coffee provided. Child care provided upon request.

 

When: Third Saturday of the month, 12pm-2pm

Where: Children's Council, 445 Church St., San Francisco.

Staff contact: Kay Gordon.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics.

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