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.
San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street (Hillcrest)
San Diego, CA 92103
Transgender Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Behavioral Health Services: (619) 692-2077 x 208
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
3220 Mission Ave Suite #2
Oceanside, CA 92058
Hillcrest Youth Center
Hillcrest Youth Center Services
1807 Robinson Ave, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92103
South Bay Youth Center
1180 3rd Avenue, Suite C1
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Drop-in Center for LGBTQ+ youth: social activities, youth and parent groups, referrals and more.
For more information on SBYC youth discussion groups, call 619.692.2077 x207, or email: email@example.com.
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:
Family Support Services:
Trans Family Support Services
Family coaching and support, education system guidance, medical system guidance and legal system guidance.
Kathie Moehlig 858-382-9156
Monica Cham (Bilingual English/Spanish)
The Gender Phluid Collective: PoC LGBTQ+ Support Group and Advocacy
Text or call Angelle (858) 255-0279
Transgender Youth Services Navigator
San Diego LGBT Center
For youth and young adults up to 24 yo. Assists with name and gender change, one-on-one mentorship, school visits, family support, medical navigation and housing.
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 for the LGBTQ community.
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 LGBTQ Center and the North County LGBTQ Resource Center can assist you in completing the forms when needed. The San Diego LGBTQ Center has a free legal name and gender marker clinic each month to help you with the process and forms. Please contact The Center for more information.
North County Resource Center
220 Mission Ave Suite #2 Oceanside, CA 92058
ID Please. Transgender Law Center has compiled a comprehensive guide to changing California and Federal identity documents to match your gender identity. It outlines the process in changing your legal name and/or gender markers, driver’s license, social security card, state ID, birth certificate, passports, selective service, US citizenship and immigration service documents, school records and more. It includes templates on how to complete each form!
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 http://www.genderspectrum.org/ for additional resources. It has a wealth of information for youth and families as they navigate their child’s gender journey.
WPATH standards of care for Transgender health