Directory of Resources and Direct Services for Gender Diverse Youth


a community-based, 501(c)3 non profit providing Direct Services and Programs to gender diverse youth and their families.
Contact Sandra Collins, Ph.D. to be put on mailing lists (

Youth Support
Monthly: Bay Area Playgroup (ages 4-11) Meets Saturdays and Sundays at different playgrounds and schools in the Bay Area.

Support groups for tweens, teens and parents
Bi-monthly teen groups and monthly tween and parent support groups facilitated by a gender specialist therapist with engaging projects. Contact Dr. Demetry Apostle for more details. (

Summer Camps
Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp ( and Camp Kickin’ It ( Summer Day Camps for gender diverse youth and teens 4-18. 2018 sessions: June 18-July 20* depending on enrollment in East Bay and South Bay, CA.

Community Support
can organize engaging workshops and heartfelt parent panels to educate and advocate for creating more gender inclusive spaces in our communities.  Contact Sandra to explore how we may help (

enGender online resources
Books on Gender Diverse youth and Teens (
Resiliency and Social Emotional Intelligence & Gender Diversity and Inclusion Organizations

Gender Spectrum
National organization that provides help for creating gender sensitive spaces.
Informative website and lounge area for on line support groups


University of California San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic
Comprehensive medical and psychological care for gender diverse youth.


inMind Therapy
Collaborative practice with gender specialists.

Pacific Center
Mental Health and Support Services for LGBTQ community

PFLAG Oakland East Bay
The nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move forward through support, education, and advocacy.

Dimensions Youth medical and mental health Support 12-25
San Francisco

Gender Inclusive
Schools -
Other Sources

“Who Are You” – book on gender diversity for children and resources on creating gender inclusive schools and cultures

Welcoming Schools curriculum on gender diversity & inclusion
National organization offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.

GLSEN Safe schools
Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

National organization that works on the representation of LGBTQ people in the media.

Rethinking Schools Teaching about gender diversity and inclusion

World Professional Association for Transgender Health
International organization focuses on the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.

TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources)
A youth based organization which seeks to educate about gender diversity and inclusion and transform educational settings for gender diverse youth. Great infographics.

Gender Diversity
On-line Support & Acceptance

Gender Diversity and Suicide Prevention
Trevor Project
Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

TransLife Line
Trans Lifeline at US: (877) 565-8860 or Canada: (877) 330-6366 or visit their website for more information

Family Acceptance Project @ SFSU

Online Support

Gender Spectrum Lounge – a growing on line community

Asia Parents who love their LGBTQ Kids

Other National

Gender Odyssey
Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs
Washington D.C. based organizations that offers online parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.

TransYouth Family Allies
A national organization empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Other supportive parenting stories and blogs

Raising my Rainbow
Mother’s blog on raising a gender creative child in Southern California.

The Maven of Mayhem
Canadian mom who helped with Canadian legislation to recognize gender diverse youth.

Raising Ryland

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