transgender family support.
PFLAG Claremont provides an additional support group for Families and Allies of Transgender individuals at 5:45-6:30 pm right before our general chapter support group. This group is not for transgender individuals or youth.
Below are resources specific to transgender needs that members of our chapter have found helpful on their own journeys.
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TRANSGENDER Individual & Family resources
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Trans Families is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting transgender people and their families since 2008. Formerly called Gender Diversity, we are also the force behind the annual conference Gender Odyssey. Today, we run parent support groups (including a group for Spanish-speaking families), a trans youth leadership program, special topics groups, and youth support groups, with more programs in development.
A project of Community Partners, we are a Los Angeles-based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.
Transforming Family was created by parents and professionals who have been down this path. Here, you can quickly find answers and support from peers with valuable life experience and resources. We have found that, together, we can most effectively support our youth and advocate for their best interests.
LGBTQ+ Teen Therapy Group (12-17)
Transgender/Non-binary Group for Transitional Aged Youth (18-30)
The Transgender/Non-Binary Therapy Group for Young Adults is a free weekly group for all Trans*/Non-Cisgender identifying young adults (ages 18-30years old). This group will meet virtually every Friday from 3:30pm-4:30pm, for 12 weeks. Individuals will come together and learn how to develop positive coping skills to better manage symptoms related to depression and/or anxiety.
Medical Health Care & Insurance Resources
Los Angeles Gender Center was created in response to a need for culturally sensitive counseling for transgender individuals and communities with a commitment to provide affirming therapy. The Gender Center Child and Adolescent Program aims at servicing the unique needs of children and adolescents and their families by focusing on the entire family unit, and offering group support for parents.
Out2Enroll is a national initiative launched in September 2013 to connect our communities—LGBT people and our families, friends, and allies—with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.
Borrego Health welcomes patients of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations, serving these communities with respect, dignity, and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and a safety net for essential healthcare and social services. Trans and gender-diverse patients of all ages are welcome at all 30 clinics across Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. Borrego Health is also proud to offer the Triumph Trans Services Center in Cathedral City—the only multidisciplinary trans health clinic in the region. For more information or to make an appointment, call (760) 507-3310.
The multi-disciplinary team of physicians and care providers appears to do just about everything. Primary health care, hormone therapy, facial reconstruction and body modification including chest/top surgery and genital reconstruction & bottom surgery, reproductive health, gynecological services and fertility services, vocal surgery, behavioral health services, case management, referrals to specialty physicians. Payment Options: UCLA Health participates in over 100 managed health care plans, but there are no obvious options for financial assistance. The program serves children, adolescents and adults who are transgender or gender diverse.
Transgender Services provides gender-affirming HRT and surgery as well as primary care, sexual health care and mental health care. Payment options: Kaiser Permanente has several Health Care Plans including financial assistance and options for people who are uninsured. Click the link for a map to locations in southern California. Adults, youth and children are served along with their families.
Online voice feminization course for transgender women and teens taught by a vocal coach with 20+ years experience (self-paced, learn at home course). Offers noticeable results quickly--with fine-tuning, more vocal control, and consistency over a period of time. The methodology is a hybrid of classic voice feminization, theater techniques which can provide quicker results, and patented Train-Your-Brain exercises, (based on neuroscience), which make the results more consistent. Appropriate for people who want to present with a female voice full-time or part-time; or a non-binary voice.
A legal resource guide created by Harvard Law LGBTQ+ Advocacy Center that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work.
Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
The Victims Unit department of the District Attorney's office provides court assistance, victim advocacy, and access to victims of crime services, including helping those that have fallen victim to hate crimes due to real/perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.
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Legal protection for students from discrimination and harassment based on actual and perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Research briefs documenting issues of school safety for students in California schools.
Crisis Support & Life-Affirming Resources
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing lifesaving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused or in crisis, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.
The UCLA EMPWR ("empower") Program is a joint initiative of the UCLA Division of Child Psychiatry and the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) children, teenagers and young adults. EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ youth with mental health concerns related to stressful and/or traumatic experiences. This program links families to an expert team of attending psychiatrists and psychologists as well as supervised advanced trainees who deliver comprehensive mental health care. Specialized individual, family and group programs build on personal strengths, foster healthy identity formation and mitigate the consequences of stressful and/or traumatic experiences. Services provided, include: individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and medication management services. For more information, contact us at EMPWR@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-825-7573.
equality & inclusion
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Provide online programs, resources, and information that young people, parents and families can use to further their understanding of gender and learn the value of parental and adult support. Professional Development and training programs offered to educators, social service workers, faith leaders, medical and mental health professionals and government and business leaders.
LBGTQ+ youth find their people, place, and passion. At camp and monthly online meet ups, our campers discover supportive LGBTQ+ adult mentors, lifelong friends, and leadership training in Los Angeles.
professional development & training
Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.
Provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.
National education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
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