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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
  • Educational and skill-building opportunities
  • Social and recreational opportunities and services

For more information, contact us at families@thecentersd.org. View our monthly happenings here.

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.

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.

South Bay Mi Familia: 2nd Mondays from 6-8pm. 1180 3rd Ave, Suite C1, Chula Vista, Ca 91911. For questions and accomodations, please contact Tiana Vargas at 619.692.2077 x212, families@thecentersd.org.
2nd Monday of the month, 6-8pm at the South Bay Youth Center

Hillcrest Mi Familia: 3rd Mondays, 6-8pm at The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Gallego al 619.692.2077 x116, latinos@thecentersd.org.
3rd Monday of the month, 6-8pm at The Center 

Connections & Conversations
This workshop series focuses on building skills and knowledge for parents and guardians to advocate and support their LGBTQ+ youth and loved ones. For more information, email families@thecentersd.org.
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30pm at The Center

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 HYC@thecentersd.org.
Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

TransParents
Parents and/or guardians of transgender or non-conforming youth are invited to a safe and brave space to find community and discuss how to lovingly support their youth. For more information, email families@thecentersd.org.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at The Center

LGBT Military Support Group
Fleet and Family Support Services and AMPA's LGBT Military Support Group is open to all LGBT Active Duty Service Members and their families. Fleet and Family Support Services and AMPA's LGBT Military Support Group is open to all LGBT Active Duty Service Members and their families. For more information, contact Elisa Ruben at 619.988.2057 or elisa.d.ruben@navy.mil.
3rd Thursdays, 6-7:30pm at The Center


Children's Playgroup
Join us at The San Diego LGBT Community Center for our Children's Playgroups! Children are welcome to play and participate in activities! We encourage parents and guardians to socialize and connect with other LGBTQIA+ families.
For more information, contact us at families@thecentersd.org.
- Children Ages 0-5, Last Friday of the month, 9:30-11:30am at The Center
- Children Ages 13 and under, First Saturday of the month, 12-2pm at The Center*
*Please note the June playgroup will be held on June 15, 2019