Youth & Family Resources

ACLU Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and their Children: A Guide for Parents and Lawyers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

For more than 100 years nationally and 50 locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

8515 Arjons Drive, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 858-536-4900
Fax: 858-536-8255

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the one million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and the two million children they are raising.

P.O. Box 206
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-502-8700
Fax: 617-502-8701

Gay Youth Alliance (GYA)

The Gay Youth Alliance is a social support group for gay, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered or other youth exploring their sexuality who are 24 years of age or younger.

P.O. Box 83022
San Diego, CA 92138
Phone: 619-233-9309

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN works to end the cycle of bigotry in K-12 schools. Through its growing network of 85 chapters in 35 states, GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

4070 Centre St
San Diego, CA 92103

P.O. Box 632747
San Diego, CA 92163

GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth-led organization that connects school-based Gay Straight Alliance (GSAs) to each other and other community resources. Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs.

Light for Life Foundation of San Diego

The Light for Life Foundation of San Diego was established in 1997 as a regional chapter of the Light for Life Foundation International. In April 2000, we expanded to become the Light for Life Foundation of Southern California. Our purpose is to save lives through the prevention of youth suicide, the fastest growing killer of youth in America today, with awareness and outreach and the promotion of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program.

1831 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 760-635-5904
Message: 760-753-2535 x 231
Fax: 760-942-2168

Our Circle

Our Circle is a nonprofit youth group located in the North County area of San Diego, CA. Our goal is to provide Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning youth a safe and positive environment in which to socialize and get to know other teens who are in the same situation in life.

Phone: 760-717-3293

OUTdoors! LGBTQ Youth Camps

OUTdoors! Camp is dedicated to helping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth develop leadership skills, work in collaborative ways, and develop a strong sense of self and community.


Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.

North County Inland – Rancho Bernardo
16783 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, 92128
Meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM.
North County Coastal – Oceanside
510 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, 92054
Meets on the first Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM.

The Point Foundation

The Point Foundation provides financial support, scholarships, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation or gender identity

Sunburst Youth Housing Project

1640 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-255-7854
Fax: 619-269-3342

TransYouth Family Allies

The Trevor Project

Saving young lives, the Trevor Helpline is a free and confidential service for gay and questioning youth that offers hope and someone to talk to 24/7.

Phone: 866-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)