Support Groups & Play Groups

COVID-19 note

Since the first week of March, when concerns for community safety became evident to us, we've shifted all our work online for this phase of the pandemic. We look forward to phasing in-person programming back in as soon as it's safe for us to offer in-person events. Meanwhile, the descriptions below offer a portrait of the work we look forward to returning to.

Please check our calendar for the many online offerings we have in store.

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 reach out to one of us at familyprograms@ourfamily.org.

SF: Baby & Me Parent-Infant Class & Playgroup

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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.

SF: Toddle with Me Music & Movement Class

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Ages 0-5. Come out and join us for a music-based playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and our toddlers. 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.

SF: LGBTQ+ Family Night for Solo & Partnered Parents

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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.

SF: Transgender Parent
Support Group

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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. Refreshments provided. Child care provided upon request.

SF & East Bay:
Prospective Parents

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Occasional get-togethers 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.

East Bay: Tuesday Morning Parent-Child Playgroup

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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.

East Bay: East Oakland Community Playtime

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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.

East Bay:
Rainbow Family Night

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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.