Every other Saturday, 10-11am:
Oct 10 & 24
Nov 7 & 21
Dec 5 & 19
We welcome parents and caregivers of infants (0-18 months) to join us for an hour to connect, share resources, and interact with their babies and others to support their psycho-social developments and parent-child bonds! This group will be peer-faciliated by Maggie Francisco.
Sunday mornings 10-11am
through December 13
Toddlers (18 months to 5 years) and their grownups, un-stir the stir-crazy with an interactive playgroup, led by OFC's Drew Lakhardt (they/them) from East Bay and Karlon Zee (he/him) from San Francisco. Meet other LGBTQ families with kids your kids' same age! Newcomers welcome!
All programming offered via secure Zoom video telehealth conference; RSVP to hold your space.
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 grow stronger in 2020.
Over the past twenty years we've had the honor of supporting thousands of LGBTQI family members and their friends, from the Bay Area and beyond. Ours are families large and small, having come together in many different ways. We live in every zip code; we are people of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and ages.
Strengthening these families is our mission and our joy. Your support helps us keep doing this work we love, better and stronger.
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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