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Transgender Services

All of The Center's programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, but we also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, our Transgender Services Program. Project TRANS (Transgender Referrals, Assistance, Networking and Services) offers discussion groups, behavioral health services, HIV prevention services, youth services and more. In addition, the program focuses on advocacy, referrals, outreach, sensitivity trainings, social activities and events, workshops and networking with community agencies. Through a partnership with the Transgender Law Center, Project TRANS will also provide assistance with legal documents. For more information, contact the Project Trans coordinator at or 619.692.2077 x109.

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Individual counseling and assessment is offered to assist transgender persons in dealing with a variety of life and transition concerns. For more information, contact Heather Marino-Kibbee at or 619.692.2077 x118. To sign up for transgender counseling services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 619.692.2077 x208 or

Latin@ Services

The Center's Latin@ Services program offers culturally and linguistically affirming services for transgender Latin@ community members. For more information, visit the website, email or call 619.692.2077 x116.


Hillcrest Youth Center

HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth 10-13. For more information, visit the website, email HYC@ or call 619.497.2920.

Sunburst Youth Housing Project

Transgender youth are at particularly high risk for homelessness as a result of being rejected by their families. Sunburst Youth Housing Project provides supportive housing for 23 formerly homeless youth, ages 18-24. For more information, visit the website, email or call 619.255.7854.

Discussion Groups

Transgender Coming Out Group

This group supports transgender people in all stages of exploring gender identity. Open to transgender women (MTF), transgender men (FTM), genderqueer/gender non-conforming people, people who are intersex and those questioning their gender identity. SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, allies) are welcome to attend with their transgender loved ones.
Mondays, 7-8:30pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Trans Women's Discussion Group

Structured discussion group for transgender women (MTF), those assigned male at birth, now identifying as female, gender non-conforming or questioning their gender, and allies. Topics focus on issues affecting women and transgender people.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Diamonds in the Rough

Therapist-lead support group for transgender women and transfeminine individuals, topics vary. Group is closed format and must meet with group facilitator prior to joining. Contact Paty 619 692 2077 x200 for more information or email
2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly at 12pm-1pm (with referral)
619-692-2077 x200 or

San Diego FTM/Trans Male Support Group

Support group for male-identified, questioning or self-identifying on the male spectrum folks who were assigned female at birth. Significant others are invited on the 2nd Wednesday of every month to meet with the group and on the 4th Wednesday of every month to join the trans allies group, also at 7pm.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly, 7-8:30pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Significant Others and Allies of Trans Folks Discussion Group

A group for significant others, friends, family and allies of those who identify as transgender, gender queer, gender non-conforming or anywhere on the gender spectrum.
2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly, 7-8:30pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Trans Veterans Support Group

Meet other veterans and active duty Trans folks to support and share resources for smoother transitions within the military and VA. This is a great place to share your hopes and struggles.  
619.692.2077 x109 or
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

Non-Binary Gender Identity and Exploration

This is a discussion and support group for non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conforming individuals. Anyone who identifies with any part of the non-binary gender spectrum or anyone questioning/exploring their gender identity is welcome to join. Group facilitators bring topics of discussion while leaving plenty of space for group members to steer the conversation where they would like it to go. This group also serves as a social gathering space for non-binary individuals, and casual social interaction is integrated with more structured discussion.
1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, 7:30–8:45pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Transgender Discussion Group

A discussion and support group for transgender and trans-questioning folks ages 18 and up.
Saturdays, 5:15-6:45pm
619.692.2077 x109 or

Grupo de apoyo "Transgenero 2000"

Este grupo se lleva a cabo de 6pm a 8pm, es un grupo abierto a familias, amigos y personas que quieran comprender y dar apoyo a personas transgenero, en este grupo se dan diferentes temas educativos y tambien las chicas comparten sus experiencias de la vida. Viernes primero y cuarto mensual.
Viernes primero y cuarto, 6-8pm
619.692.2077 x116 o

Gender Identity Group @ HYC

A discussion and support group for transgender, gender non-conforming, and trans-questioning youth ages 14-18. The group is also open to youth who are interested in learning more about gender identity.
Fridays, 8-9pm at Hillcrest Youth Center

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

Transgender-Friendly Healthcare

For a list of knowledgeable, friendly healthcare providers, visit our Health Care Providers page.

Local Resources

San Diego FTM/SO Support Groups
619.692.2077 x109

Neutral Corner

Hillcrest Family Health Center

Transgenero 2000

Transgender Law Center

National Resources

GLAD Transgender Resources

HRC Transgender Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Rights Toolkit