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Trans Resources

Finding the right resources is very important as you and your family navigate through your gender journey. Please explore the resources and information I have included to assist and support you!

Resource lists for San Diego, North County and surrounding areas:
Here are some resource lists I have compiled for my clients. I update them as often as I can, but please note that groups change regularly, so please check with the organizations before attending the groups to make sure they are active.

Youth Resource List
Adult Resource List

Community Resources:

San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street (Hillcrest)
San Diego, CA 92103
Behavioral Health Services: (619) 692-2077 x208 (on-duty counselor, business hours)

North County LGBTQ Resource Center
3220 Mission Ave Suite #2
Oceanside, CA 92058

Hillcrest Youth Center
619.497.2920 x101
1807 Robinson Ave, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92103

Education and School Resources:

Report School Bullying!
San Diego Unified School District has an online bullying reporting system. Search “bullying” on your school’s website or visit the link at:

Sophia Arredondo
Program Manager LGBTQ+ Education and Advocacy
Advocate in San Diego Public Schools for LGBTQIA students and parents in need of assistance with their rights, support and advocacy, community resources and leadership or volunteer opportunities.
(619) 725-5595

Family Support Services:

Trans Family Support Services
Non-profit organization run by the parent of a local transgender teen. Services include family coaching, family support, education system guidance, medical system guidance and legal system guidance.
Kathie Moehlig 858-382-9156

Monica Cham (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Family Advocate

Crisis Hotlines:

Trevor Project Lifeline
(866) 488-7386 Trevor Text: Text the word “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200
24-hour hotline that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people (LGBTQ) ages 13-24.

Trans Lifeline:
Crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Please note that hours of availability may vary.

San Diego Access and Crisis line:
Provides 24-hour, 7 days per week, free, confidential, suicide and crisis intervention and prevention and access to mental health and alcohol and drug services and additional community resources.

Changing your legal name and gender markers:

I have compiled an informational guide in navigating the process of legally changing your name and gender in both San Diego and North County. Advocates at the San Diego LGBT Center and the North County Resource Center can assist you in completing the forms when needed.

Connor Maddocks
Transgender Services Coordinator
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
619-692-2077 x109 or 619-518-9087 Cell

A.T. Furuya
Transgender Youth Services Navigator for youth and young adults up to 24 yo.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
619-692-2077 x 209

Lucas Schacht
North County Resource Center
3220 Mission Ave Suite #2 Oceanside, CA 92058

I have compiled detailed directions on changing your name and gender here in San Diego:

Legal name and gender change process: San Diego and North County

Helpful Information and handouts:

Here are some helpful handouts to download and use as you need. *Please visit for additional resources. It has a wealth of information for youth and families as they navigate their child’s gender journey.

Gender Identity:
All about Pronouns
Understanding gender
How do I know if my child is transgender?
Dimensions of the Gender Spectrum

Transgender Healthcare:
WPATH standards of care for Transgender health

Education and Schools:
Gender Inclusive Schools Toolkit
12 easy steps for gender inclusiveness at schools
GLSEN model policy on transgender and gender nonconforming students

Know your rights when using bathroom wallet cards
Know your rights at school cards

* For additional legal resources and information please visit:
The Transgender Law Center
The National Center for Transgender Equality