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Support Groups for Parents

TransFamily Support Group of Santa Clara County

Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month, 3-5pm

We’re a group of parents with teens and young adults who are transgender or gender fluid. Our support group community services families living up and down the San Francisco Peninsula. Our goal and reason for meeting is to help other parents and family members gain the support and education needed in a safe, loving, and respectful environment.

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz

Meets: 1st Saturday of the month, 3-5pm

We're a parent-facilitated, culturally inclusive group and free of charge. Our meetings are private and drop-in. Together we share specialized knowledge and personal experiences addressing the unique challenges we face supporting our extraordinary trans, genderqueer, non binary, gender fluid, gender creative, and gender questioning children of any and every age. Our leaders can provide direct one-on-one support mentoring families in need. 

GIAN Network's Group Nite ($ fee)

Meets: Monthly, Wednesdays 7-8:30pm, San Jose  


Monthly therapist-facilitated support groups run simultaneously: gender-expansive high schoolers and siblings; gender-expansive middle schoolers and siblings; gender-expansive elementary students and siblings; parents and grandparents.

San Mateo Pride Center

Location: 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402


Check for parent support groups


Locations: Redwood City & Mountain View


Many youth support groups, but individual family support is also available.



San Jose/Peninsula PFLAG is exploring ways to better support parents of transgender youth. If you or someone you know has a transgender child, and would like to talk to other parents dealing with similar issues and/or help in our exploration, please contact us.

Gender Spectrum Online Groups: The Lounge

A cornucopia of online and phone-in support groups.