January 26 - April 13
This program has helped dozens of OFC parents and caregivers (with children from 0 to 12 years) understand their child's social and emotional development, and approach behavioral challenges with consistent, effective responses – enabling more time and energy for the joyful activities that build positive parent-child relationships. Facilitated by Triple P-trained OFC staffers Drew Lakhardt (they/them) and Karlon Zee (he/him).
NOTE: Space is limited; registration closes by January 19th.
All programming offered via secure Zoom video telehealth conference; RSVP to hold your space.
every other Saturday
January 16 & 30
Don't face the bewildering and awe-inspiring early chapters of your child's life without a supportive community! Community member, veteran elementary school teacher, and fellow parent Maggie Francisco draws on Resources for Infant Educarers techniques in this biweekly gathering of LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers of infants aged 0-18 months. People with an infant en route warmly welcomed!
Every Child Deserves a Family.
Over 120,000 at-risk foster youth nationwide await a permanent family. One in five identifies as LGBTQ, and they fare markedly worse than their non-LGBTQ peers.
Right now 10 states – home to 30,000 children awaiting adoption – sanction discrimination against foster youth and prospective adoptive parents on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.
At any time that's wrong. During a crisis, that's unconscionable.
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act, reintroduced on June 5th, will put an end to that.
Help Our Family thrive in 2021.
It's been quite a year. But thanks to your support, we have continued to pull together, pivoting and adapting our work, driven by our commitment to you and inspired by our mission.
For over twenty years, Our Family Coalition has provided community-building and support for LGBTQ+ families with children, prospective parents, youth, allies, community partners, and volunteers.
We offer a wide range of programming – 250-300 events annually – including informational workshops, peer- and professional-led support groups, field trip outings, seasonal celebrations, informal meet-ups, play groups, and more in both San Francisco and the East Bay.
Our Family Coalition’s Education Team works with families, teachers, administrators, and child-serving professionals to support their school communities and agencies in becoming more welcoming of LGBTQ+ families, children, and our allies.
We also work with California K-12 public school communities and education professionals as they adopt and teach the new LGBTQ-inclusive history and social science curriculum.
Over more than 20 years, we have generated or curated a wealth of information about LGBTQ+ family-building, support and advocacy for our families, resources for school communities, and more.
We keep a list of referrals to San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ+ agencies and organizations offering support to the full and expanding spectrum of LGBTQ+ families and children.
In addition to infographics and "white papers," our publications include archival records of past print and electronic newsletters and community emails.
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