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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

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. For location, please contact Tiana Vargas at 619.692.2077 x212, families@thecentersd.org.

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.
2nd Monday of the month, 6-8pm in The South Bay (for location contact Tiana at families@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 Caroline Bender at 619.545.3615 or caroline.bender@navy.mil.
3rd Thursdays, 6-7:30pm at The Center


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.
For more information, contact us at families@thecentersd.org.
Last Friday of the month, 9:30-11:30am at The Center