The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the LGBT community's anchor organization, The Center is led by a 15-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year The Center provided more than 61,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
Hillcrest Youth Center:
The Hillcrest Youth Center is the only drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and HIV+ (LGBTQ+) youth. HYC is committed to providing a safe, affirming space for LGBTQ+ youth to be proud of who they are and the freedom to discover who they might become.
HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth ages 10-13. You’ll find computer access, health education, basic financial education, youth leadership training, HIV prevention education, life skills training workshops, discussion groups, creative and performing arts programming, and amazing social activities.
Parent support group for parents of trans and gender non confirming children. Parents meet at the same time teens have a support group/hang out time lead by trans young adults. Playgroup for younger kids. Also available in Spanish. Located in Central San Diego. For more information contact Monica Nunez-Cham firstname.lastname@example.org
TransFamily Support Services:
Parent support group for parents of trans and gender non confirming children. Parents meet at the same time teens have a support group/hang out time lead by trans young adults. Playgroup for younger kids.
3rd Sunday of every month. Contact email@example.com
TransFamily Support Services helps youth and their families make the gender transitioning process the most positive experience possible. TFSS provides services such as family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, navigating the legal system, and advocating for resources and support at schools.
Our Safe Place
Our Safe Place program provides behavioral health services for youth that identify as LGBTQI+ from 12 to 21 years old, and their families. The program’s service provisions include a certified outpatient clinic that serves all of San Diego County. Clinical services include individual and family therapy, as well as psychiatric services. Additionally, Our Safe Place offers four LGBTQI+ drop-in centers throughout the County (North Inland, North Coastal, Central and South Bay) that are open 7 days a week, 8 hours a day. These sites provide comprehensive support services including advocacy, case management, support and psycho-education groups for youth and families, recreational events and activities, safety assessment and intervention and academic support. For more information, or to make a referral for clinical services, call 619-525-9903.
USD School of Law - Name & Gender-Marker Change Clinic
USD's Name & Gender-Marker Change Clinic is operated by University of San Diego School of Law students and licensed attorneys. The Name & Gender-Marker Change Clinic helps transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals petition the court to change their name and/or gender-marker so that they can have official state and federal documents that reflect their correct name and/or marker. Read more here about this student practice organization. See additional USD student resources https://www.sandiego.edu/lgbtq/resources.php
PFLAG San Diego County
PFLAG provides support, education and advocacy to LGBTQ persons and their families, friends and straight allies.
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
North County LGBTQ Resource Center serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ) community of North County San Diego. Our service area includes the communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook, Camp Pendleton, and other outlying areas.
Our Space - Poway - High School
Bi-monthly meeting of love, food and good times for LGBTQ+ youth at the Poway Library -contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
13137 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Our Space - Poway -Middle School
Bi-monthly meeting of love, food and good times for LGBTQ+ youth
1st and 3rd Monday of every month
5:30 - 7:00 pm.
St Barts Church 16275 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Online Therapy - Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community*
Online therapy also allows you to engage in therapy on your terms. Maybe you don’t want to drive to an office and talk with a therapist face-to-face; with online therapy, you don’t have to. You can engage in therapy sessions via video or text, ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible.
*CLS encourages youth to explore therapy options through their medi-cal/insurance.