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Families @ The Center

Here at the Center we believe family is whomever you define as family - your family of choice. That family of choice includes anyone you feel has cared about, supported, mentored or nurtured your development. Members of a family of choice can be blood related, non-blood related, or both, so our family programs are designed to include all LGBTQ family configurations – that means parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and other extended family members of LGBTQ children and youth. It also means the LGBTQ parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, siblings and other extended family members of all children and youth, AND all the family members of choice who provide you, your child/youth/young adult with community and support. We know that families thrive and grow through the inclusion of many different members and all are welcome to take part in our program.

Family services include:

  • Information and referrals regarding schools, healthcare, housing and voting
  • Immigration and naturalization information and other family services
  • Educational and skill-building opportunities
  • Social and recreational opportunities and services

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Transforming Family
This is a support group for families with gender-diverse children.  Transforming Family provides a supportive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity. The goal is to empower children and families to create supportive and inclusive environments in which gender may be freely expressed and respected. The group meets on the first Sunday and the third Friday of every month. Friday meetings are designed for parents and Sunday meetings welcome children as well, with a playgroup and teen support. For more information, please contact us at or

Mi Familia
Un grupo para personas que tienen familiares que son Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, o Transgenero. Este grupo es para educar, apoyar, y comprender a nuestros hijos. Invitamos a padres, madres, hermanos o hermanas, tios/as, o cualquier familiar a participar en platicas del grupo. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Gallego al 619.692.2077 x116,

This is a Spanish-speaking support group for Latino families with LGBT members. The group provides education, support, understanding and a safe and understanding space to share stories and concerns. It is facilitated by parents who share their experiences and their process of coming to understand and support their LGBT children. All family members are welcome. For more information, contact Ricardo Gallego at 619.692.2077 x116 or

Hillcrest Youth Center Hours for 10-13 Year Olds
The Hillcrest Youth Center is a youth-only LGBTQ+ space that is open for 10-13 year olds on Tuesday nights from 4:30-7:30pm. You'll find computer access, health education, basic financial education, youth leadership training, discussion groups, creative and performing arts programming, amazing social activities and more. In addition, Tuesday nights will include structured activities such as group games, arts and crafts and mini LGBTQ workshops and discussions. For more information, email

Children's Playgroup
Come join us at The Center from 9:30-11:30am on the last Friday of every month for our children's play group. This group gives children ages 0-5 the chance to socialize and participate in educational opportunities that enhance their sensory skills. Both formal and informal activities will be available. Parents will also have the chance to socialize and network with other LGBT parents.
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Free Family Movie night
Join us at Family Movie night every third Friday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come in your favorite pajamas and bring your sleeping bag or blanket. Enjoy popcorn and snacks while you watch a family-friendly movie. For more information, contact us at

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