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Health & Human Services

Health & Human Services

Here are some resources that can help you and your family maintain your physical, mental, and social well-being.

Asian Women's Shelter San Francisco

415-751-7110 www.sfaws.org

The mission of the Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic, and political self-determination of women. AWS is committed to every person’s right to live in a violence-free home. It specifically addresses the cultural and language needs of immigrant, refugee, and U.S.-born Asian women, transgender people, and their children. AWS’s perspective is reflected in the agency’s broad strategy, which integrates culturally knowledgeable and language-accessible shelter services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy.

 

API Wellness Center San Francisco

415-292-3400 • www.apiwellness.org

Trans, queer youth, and MSM sexual health and support programs. We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At API Wellness Center, health care is grounded in social justice.

 

Community United Against Violence San Francisco

415-777-5500 • www.cuav.org

Founded in 1979, Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a multicultural, anti-oppression organization working to end violence against and within our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities. They believe that in order to end homophobia and heterosexism, we must confront all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and ableism.

 

Dimensions Clinic San Francisco

415-487-7589 • www.dimensionsclinic.org

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical and mental health professionals, we can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.

 

El/La Programa Para Trans Latinas Bay Area

(415) 864-7278 www.ellaparatranslatinas.yolasite.com

This program was developed to reach out to the TransLatina community in and around the Mission District Neighborhood. They provide services for HIV Prevention, counseling, and referrals to other transgender services.

 

Gay Couples Institute San Francisco

877-424-1221 • www.GayCouplesInstitute.org

Founded by two partnered therapists in San Francisco to help gay men and women create and keep healthy relationships. Based on 35+ years of empirical research, they show couples how to use proven relationship-strengthening tools to improve their relationships.  Their approach has been shown to help couples to: stop arguing, find solutions to problems, become better parents, recover from affairs, resolve sexual problems, you name it.

 

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

415-255-4547 • www.glma.org

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare providers. GLMA can help individuals find culturally competent providers and help medical providers to become more familiar with the needs of LGBT people.

 

Gaylesta Psychotherapy Referral

415-729-3996 • www.gaylesta.org

Gaylesta members offer a wide range of specializations, allowing them to serve as a unique resource both to the LGBTQ community and to other service providers. Explore their site to find a therapist, learn more about us, or become a valued member.

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Services Bay Area

415-449-1200 • www.jfcs.org

JFCS’ programs are geared specifically to meet the LGBT community’s needs. They provide adoption and post-adoption services, services for people with HIV, workshops and seminars, and counseling services for LGBT individuals, couples, and families—with special outreach to the elderly. Their clinical staff possesses the skills, experience, and sensitivity to work with those who are dealing with issues and concerns relating to sexual orientation and identity.

 

Lou Sullivan Society Bay Area

www.lousullivansociety.weebly.com

The Lou Sullivan Society exists to provide information, education, support, community building, and advocacy for transgender and transsexual men.

 

Lyon-Martin Health Services San Francisco

415-565-7667 • www.lyon-martin.org

Lyon-Martin Health Services provides excellent health care to women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity; all services are regardless of ability to pay.

 

Pacific Center for Human Growth Berkeley

510-548-8283 • www.pacificcenter.org

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center is the oldest LGBTQ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ people and their families in Alameda County. Pacific Center for Human Growth fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

 

PFLAG

East Bay 510-562-7692 • www.pflag-eastbay.org

San Francisco 415-921-8850 • www.pflagsf.org

San Jose / Peninsula 408-270-8182 www.pflagsanjose.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is an international organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. It does this through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

 

PublicHealth: HIV/AIDS www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/hiv-aids/

 PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site offers a comprehensive look into the expanding field of public health, the latest in health policy updates and recommendations, and information on launching a career in public health. As the issue on HIV/AIDS seems to have faded, the resource revisits the AIDS crisis to give readers an update of where we are in the fight against the disease. The resource includes a definition and history of the disease, current research and treatment, US and global strategies to combat the disease moving forward, and relevant resources.

 

 

 San Mateo County Health System PRIDE Initiative San Mateo County

 650-610-0800  www.smchealth.org

 An inclusive environment based in equality and parity for LGBTQQI communities of San Mateo County.The PRIDE Initiative is commited to fostering a welcoming environment through an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach.

 

 

 Straight Spouse Network

 510-525-0200 • www.straightspouse.org

 The Straight Spouse Network provides personal, confidential support and information to straight partners, current or former, of LGBT mates. They strive to make it as easy as possible for straight spouses to find the level and type of support they need.

 

 

 TALK Line Family Support Center San Francisco

 415-441-KIDS • www.talklineforparents.org

 The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children.

 

Law & Advocacy

Law & Advocacy

Resources to support you to take political action for equity and to help your family better advocate for equal rights, protection, and recognition.

 

ACLU of Northern California

415-621-2493 • www.aclunc.org

The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs. We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.

 

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

415-567-6255 • www.apilegaloutreach.org

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay Area. With a staff of 20 in offices in San Francisco and Oakland, we provide legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

 

Bay Area Legal Aid

415-982-1300 • www.baylegal.org

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

 

Community United Against Violence

415-777-5500 • www.cuav.org

Founded in 1979, Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a multicultural, anti-oppression organization working to end violence against and within our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities. We believe that in order to end homophobia and heterosexism, we must confront all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and ableism.

 

Equality California

415-581-0005 • www.eqca.org

EQCA works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people. To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, EQCA sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process.

 

Family Equality Council

www.familyequality.org

Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

 

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

323-933-2240 • www.glaad.org

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

 

Lambda Legal Defense

213-382-7600 • www.lambdalegal.org

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

 

Legal Services for Children Queer Youth Project

415-863-3762 • www.lsc-sf.org

LSC's mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.

 

Mujeres Unidas y Activas

415-621-8140 • www.mujeresunidas.net

Mujeres Unidas y Activas is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. They achieve their mission by: creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality; empowering and educating members to provide mutual support; offering trainings to build economic security and leadership; working in diverse alliances on the local, regional, national, and international levels; and organizing campaigns to win immigrant, workers' and women's rights.

 

National Center for Lesbian Rights

415-392-6257 • Immigration Equality ext. 310 • www.nclrights.org

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

 

Out & Equal

415-694-6500 • www.outandequal.org

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. We believe that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every day, we work to protect and empower employees to be productive and successful—so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.

 

San Francisco Human Rights Commission

415-252-2500 • www.sf-hrc.org

The Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.

 

Transgender Law Center

415-865-0176 • www.transgenderlawcenter.org

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.

Parenting

Parenting

Resources to help support LBGTQ parents and the unique needs of our families.


COLAGE, Children of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere

415-861-5437 • www.colage.org

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.


PACT: An Adoption Alliance

510-243-9460 • www.pactadopt.org

Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race.


PFLAG East Bay

510-562-7692 • www.pflag-eastbay.org

The Oakland/East Bay chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is part of an international organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. It does this through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

PFLAG San Francisco

415-921-8850 • www.pflagsf.org

The mission of PFLAG San Francisco echoes that of the national organization. PFLAG SF promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG SF provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

Seneca Center

510-495-9289 • www.senecacenter.org

Seneca Center, a non-profit foster family agency, welcomes LGBT families who have room in their hearts and homes to parent at-risk youth ages 6-18. As a Seneca Center foster parent, you’ll receive a tax free stipend of $2,100 per month, along with extensive support services from each child’s clinical team. Contact Seneca Center to discover how you can make a tremendous difference for youth in our community – one child at a time!

 

TALK Line Family Support Center 

415-441-KIDS • www.talklineforparents.org

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children.

Schools

Schools

Here you can find multiple resources for families and educators to help make your child’s school site welcoming and inclusive.

 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

415-552-4229 • www.gsanetwork.org

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs.

 

Gender Spectrum

510-567-3977 www.genderspectrum.org

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. In a simple, straightforward manner, we provide consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression. Our accessible, practical approach is based on research and experience, enabling our clients to gain a deeper understanding of gender all along the spectrum.

 

GLSEN

212-727-0135 • www.gslen.org

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.

 

GroundSpark

415-641-4616 • www.groundspark.org 

We specialize in crafting strategic documentary films and distribution campaigns with ambitious social, economic, and environmental justice goals. We have supported lesbians and gay men to redefine the definition of “family.”

 

Healthier SF LGBTQ Support Services

415-242-2615 • www.healthiersf.org/lgbtq

The San Francisco Unified School District provides this website to support educators with tools and resources to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) topics in a school setting. Our goal is to create a safer learning environment for all students with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth and their families.

 

Not in Our Town

510-268-9675 • www.niot.org

Not In Our Town’s mission is to guide, support and inspire people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all.

 

Parents for Public Schools, SF

415-468-7077 • www.ppssf.org

For more than 12 years, Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco has been assisting families and working to ensure quality public schools for all children in our city. We help parents at each stage of the journey, from introducing them to the enrollment lottery process, to developing parent leaders in the schools and at the district, to improving systems at SFUSD and much more.

 

SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau

415-681-9728 • www.sfspeakersbureau.org

A group of LGBTQ activists who speak to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as to adults in community colleges and work settings such as hospitals and police departments. They believe that by personalizing the realities of LGBTQ people, we can help break down stereotypes which might otherwise lead to ongoing marginalization and violence against members of our communities.

 

San Francisco Public Library: Gays & Lesbians in Books for Children

www.sfpl.org

A selection from the San Francsico Public Library of children's books with LGBTQ characters.

 

Welcoming Schools

www.welcomingschools.org

Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with Common Core Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and affirming gender ending bullying and name-calling.

 

Want to contact additional organizations in the Bay Area and Beyond? Visit our Key Partner Organizations page to find out more.

Transgender Referrals

Transgender Referrals

Resources to help support Transgender, gender-variant, and gender-expansive families and children. Please note that other Trans resources and referrals can be found through other sources listed on our website.
 
Lincoln Ave Communi-T LGBTQ Connection, Napa, CA
 707-251-9432 • http://www.lgbtqconnection.org/
Lincoln Ave Communi-T is for trans youth, young adults, and friends. 780 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA. A once-a-month support group for trans youth. For more info:
eliseo@lgbtqconnection.org.

 

Trans: Thrive Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco

415-292-3400 • http://apiwellness.org/site/transthrive/
Trans: Thrive is a safe space by and for the transgender community. The program includes a variety of support and social groups, including Transfeminine Group, Transmasculine Group, TransEmpowerment, and more. For a schedule of meetings and events, download the monthly calendar on their website. General drop-in hours are Tuesdays 2pm-5pm and Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1pm-5pm.

 

 

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Community

Community

Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride Bay Area and beyond

510-818-0887 • www.apifamilypride.org

API-Family Pride is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the isolation of API families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through support, education, and dialog. They provide one-on-one sessions with parents; connect parents with others who speak their language; conduct workshops at high schools, colleges, and adult gatherings; set-up information booths at street fairs; and interact with other organizations’ health and diversity programs. They have developed resources that have found their way into over 10,000 homes, schools and universities.

 

Billy De Frank LGBT Community Center San Jose

408-293-3040 • www.defrank.org

Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow. The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to be the community's premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Bi-Net USA

800-585-9368 • www.binetusa.org

As America’s umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us “somewhere in between” people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, “straight but not narrow” and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.

 

Camp It Up! Bay Area

510-338-0370 • www.campitup.org

Camp It Up! is known for its one-of-a-kind gay family vacations. They respect and celebrate all unique families. They provide children's programs for kids 12 months to 12 years, teen and counselor-in-training programs, adult activities, three square meals a day cooked by a seasoned staff, and lodging for each family among the redwoods.

 

COLAGE, Children of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere USA

415-861-5437 • www.colage.org

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

 

KidSpace at the SF LGBT Community Center San Francisco

415-865-5639 • www.sfcenter.org

KidSpace strengthens diverse LGBTQ and ally families' readiness for school, and connects families to community resources and to each other. KidSpace children engage in super fun activities like dramatic and manipulative play, arts and crafts, story time, dance and fine motor development. The goal of KidSpace is to create a safe, trusting and challenging environment where children are encouraged to pursue new and familiar interests, develop friendships, grow in confidence and independence, and continue to develop respect for themselves and others. The KidSpace makes learning and growing fun while making awesome new friends, sharing our special family stories, and building memories that last a lifetime.

 

Lighthouse Community Center Southern Alameda County

510-881-8167 • www.lgbtlighthousehayward.org

It is the mission of the Lighthouse Community Center (LCC) to serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Community, and Allies, in Southern Alameda County. We are a Resource Center and catalyst for community building, providing communication, education, support, social activities and programs in a safe and substance-free environment.

 

Mamas and Papas (A Project of Our Family Coalition) East Bay

415-981-1960 • www.ourfamily.org

Expand your circle of East Bay 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 growing up with LGBTQ parents. Your kids will have a great time – keep your infants with you while all other kids get a chance to play in the Habitot Children’s Museum.

 

NIA Collective Bay Area

510-869-4403 • www.niacollective.org

The purpose of NIA Collective is to collectively build a network through self-definition, self-acceptance, and acceptance of each other as lesbians, as people of African descent, and as women. The NIA Collective's main project has been an annual gathering. Recently, they have enlarged their vision and scope to meet the needs of lesbians of African descent throughout the year. They are committed to excellent social, political, educational, and spiritual health for us all!

 

Purple Moon Dance Project San Francisco

415-552-1105 • www.purplemoondance.org

Purple Moon Dance Project explores the continuum of intimacy between women and illuminates less visible, and unheard stories from our communities, through the integration of non-western and western dance forms and aesthetics and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its underlying mission is to contribute to transformation, peace and healing in our society, through the medium of dance. Purple Moon's work is "diversity made physical!"

 

Rainbow Community Center Contra Costa County

925-692-0090 • www.rainbowcc.org

The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) is the only organization in Contra Costa County that is solely focused on serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning  (LGBTQ) community. Their goal is to provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for LGBTQ people of all ages, socio-economic status, races, cultures and religions.  They strive to create services and activities that will promote the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of our community by providing professional services, peer support, referral services, social opportunities and educational programs of interest to our community as well as to the community at large.

 

San Francisco LGBT Community Center San Francisco

415-865-5555 • www.sfcenter.org

The mission of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. When visitors arrive at the Center, they find free services like career counseling, job fairs, computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, daycare, various workshops and much more. Here they can connect with other LGBT people and organize to secure our equal rights. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community.

 

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration San Francisco

415-864-0831 • www.sfpride.org

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

 

San Jose Pride San Jose

408-475-5428 www.sanjosepride.com

With year-round support from hundreds of community volunteers and sponsors, thousands from near and far continue to gather annualy to celebrate San Jose Pride, our diversity, and our community. 

 

Santa Cruz Pride Santa Cruz

www.diversitycenter.org

This parade and street festival gives LGBTQ community members and allies the chance to celebrate their pride together. It includes performances, food booths, and a kids zone, among other attractions.

 

Spectrum LGBT Center North Bay

415-472-1945 • www.spectrummarin.org

Spectrum engages, empowers, and advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. Their vision: A Marin community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members.  A community where it takes no special act of courage to live openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person.

 

Stonewall Alliance Center Chico

530-893-3336 • www.stonewallchico.org

The Stonewall Alliance Center offers a range of services to help connect people with their community and the surrounding areas. We serve to unite and strengthen individuals and the community. Volunteers and staff provide information on activities and events and offer referrals for services. We are open, safe, and inclusive for all people. We are an active resource for the LGBTQ+ community which provides information, advocacy, referrals, and support to those all people.

 

United Territories of Polynesian Islanders’ Alliance (UTOPIA) San Francisco

www.utopiasf.org

A social LGBT group for Pacific Islander families, friends, and supporters. They are of many colors and embrace many different cultures that make up the diversity of San Francisco. The goal of their site is to provide information and resources to families, friends, and supporters of the LGBT communities at large. They welcome all ethnic backgrounds and celebrate diverse cultures.

 

The Women’s Building San Francisco

415-431-1180 • www.womensbuilding.org

The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice. It is a place where: Women can take care of themselves and their families by using social services; the well-being of women and girls is improved by social justice advocacy; and community groups, including in-house organizations strengthen their community work by interacting and partnering with each other in a vibrant, socially progressive and affordable space. They connect women and their families with social services, community involvement opportunities, the arts, wellness and educational events.

Youth

Youth

Note: Many of the community organizations listed eslewhere on the site include youth services.

 

Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp

www.rainbowdaycamp.org

The play-based camp provides a safe space for the exploration of gender identity and expression, to build community for gender expansive youth and their families and to support these youth and their families with self-empowerment and resiliency curriculum.

  

Bay Area Youth Summit

www.bayareayouthsummit.org

The Bay Area Youth Summit (BAYS) is the only completely youth-led LGBT organization in the world. BAYS seeks to empower fellow LGBT and allied youth to decide to make a difference in their communities by taking a leading role in the fight against bullying.

Camp Kickin' It Bay Area

916-538-1466 • www.campkickinit.com

A social camp for transgender, gender nonbinary, and genderqueer teens to participate in identity exploration and Bay Area activities in community with their peers.

 

Dimensions Clinic San Francisco

415-487-7589 • www.dimensionsclinic.org

Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical and mental health professionals, we can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.

 

EMQ Families First San Francisco

www.emqff.org

EMQ FamiliesFirst is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in the country. The agency takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and youth with complex behavioral health challenges: they combine research-based services (including evidence-based therapies and psychiatric services) with a family-centered effort to identify and address the social and other needs of the family.

 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network United States

415-552-4229 • www.gsanetwork.org

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

 

Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco

415-673-0911 • www.larkinstreetyouth.org

With 25 comprehensive youth service programs located throughout San Francisco in over 15 sites, Larkin Street Youth Services is now an internationally recognized model successfully integrating housing, education, employment and health services to get homeless and at-risk kids off the streets.

 

Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC) San Francisco

415-703-6150 • www.lyric.org

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

 

Legal Services for Children - Queer Youth Project San Francisco

415-863-3762 • www.lsc-sf.org

LSC's mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.

 

Project Outlet Mountain View

650-494-0972 • www.projectoutlet.org

Since 1997, thousands of LGBTQQ youth living in the Bay Area have come to Outlet for support, community, and opportunities to improve the world. As the Peninsula's only organization for LGBTQQ teens, Outlet is working hard to support and empower local youth by providing counseling and community, leadership training, advocacy, and awareness outreach.

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