Resources Crisis Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860Peer support hotline run by and for trans people and their families. Available 7am - 1am PST. Volunteers may be available during off-hours. Learn More Understanding Gender Learn More School Issues Help Learn More School Issues Help Gender Spectrum is at the forefront of training school administrators and educators in gender inclusivity, and their annual conference is an awesome resource for families with gender diverse children of all ages. genderspectrum.org Safe Schools Project of Santa Cruz County works with schools and school districts to promote safe and inclusive schools especially for LGBT youth in Santa Cruz County and throughout California. safeschoolsproject.org Trans* Teen Project has links to local and national resources. transteenproject.org Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign, is a professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to embrace all families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students welcomingschools.org County Offices of Education provide support, information, advocacy, and referrals for LGBTQ students. Santa Clara County Santa Cruz County San Mateo County Insurance, Legal, Medical & Other Issues Learn More Help with Insurance, Legal, and Other Issues Resources for Santa Cruz County: Santa Cruz Trans* Resources provides information about all sorts of local and national resources, including therapists, health care practitioners, personal care providers, insurance support, legal advocacy, and more. sctrans.org Resources for Santa Clara County: Santa Clara County's Gender Heath Center County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs The Q Corner - a peer-driven, Behavioral Health Services Department program dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies, in Santa Clara County Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services The LGBTQ Youth Space - community drop-in center and mental health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25 who live in Santa Clara County Resources for San Mateo County: Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo County Pride Center LGBTQ Commission Office of Diversity and Equity Gender Therapists Learn More Gender Therapists Who is a gender therapist? Not all clinicians who state that they treat transgender individuals have the same level of experience. The link below will help you ask the right questions to make sure that your gender therapist has the training, experience and sensitivity to be right for you, your child or your family. Tutorial on finding a trans friendly therapist Where to look for gender therapists? Before you start looking for a gender therapist, consider reading this tutorial on choosing a therapist: Tutorial on finding a trans friendly therapist The following organizations have lists of local therapists who have experience providing gender-related therapy: Santa Cruz Trans* sctrans.org/mental-health/ Gender Identity Awareness Network of Santa Clara County genderidentityawarenessnetwork.com/ Programs & Camps for Trans Kids Learn More Programs & Camps for Trans Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County TransMentoring Program santacruzmentor.org/our-programs/transmentoring/ Camp Aranu’tiq was the first summer camp established for transgender and non-binary/gender-nonconforming youth. “We operate as a typical overnight camp; do not formally talk about gender, we just let our kids be kids!” Located in New Hampshire. camparanutiq.org The Laurel Foundation offers the nations first free resident camp program specifically for transgender/gender diverse youth aged 10-17. The program is based on traditional camp programs, yet caters to the unique mental and physical health of youth who are gender non-conforming and transgender youth. Located in Big Bear Lake, California laurel-foundation.org/programs/programs-for-transgender-diverse-youth/ The annual Gender Spectrum Conference is a fun and valuable experience for the entire family. Kids up to 18 years old have their own tracts at the conference and the weekend is the highlight of many of our kids Summer: genderspectrum.org Events & MeetingsResourcesAboutFAQEspañolContact UsDonate TransFamilies is a project of The Children Are Our Future, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.