Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community
Hotline: (708) API-QWTC
A "fun, welcoming, multi-generational" volunteer-run, grassroots group of Asian & Pacific islander queer women and transgender people.
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Suicide hotline: 800/SUICIDE
School Violence Tipline: 800/863-7600
Provides a school violence tip line. A safe place for students and parents to report weapons on campus, homicidal or suicidal threats, or other behavior possibly leading to violence
DreamCatcher Youth Support Center
422 Jefferson St. Oakland, CA 94607
Drop in center for teens 13-19 open Mon. - Fri. 3-8:30pm. Call for overnight shelter. Community supper 6-7:00, laundry 3-6:00. Also provides health services, education, counseling, academic support, recreation, movies and peer support groups.
39160 State St. Fremont, CA 94538
Support group for Fremont youth. Drop-in hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8:00pm. Youth group meets Mondays from 7-9pm.
Empowerment Program - Center for Human Development
A youth development – support group serving LGBTQ youth (14-18 years) in East Contra Costa County (Antioch CHD site).
The Lambda Youth Project at Project Eden
22646 2nd St. Hayward, CA 94541
LGBTQ youth group providing both a speaker's bureau, support group and Gay Prom coordination and setup.
The Lambda Youth Annual Gay Prom
22646 2nd St. Hayward, CA 94541
Held yearly on the second Saturday in June for LGBTQ and Allies 20 yrs and under for the Bay Area and Beyond.
The Lighthouse Community Center
1217 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Tuesday evenings, 8:15pm-9:30pm - Clean and sober social space for LGBTQ youth and str8 ally friends, ages 25 and under. Come play board games, watch a movie, or just hang with friends.
Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
Youth social and education activities plus peer groups – youth programs (13-23 years): Drop-in social activities, support, art, activism, education, food, friends, movies, video games, writing and fun; Queer Youth Movie Night; Safer Schools Project Youth Activist Trainings; Gay-Straight Alliance Club supports; Youth Speaker’s Bureau; Mental Health Counseling; LOUD Youth Group Expressions (arts/crafts/writing/music); LOUD Youth Group Voices (youth leadership). Also – Express 20’s Discussion Group for Gay, Bisexual or Questioning Men in their 20’s.
PFLAG National & Local Chapters
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is a large national organization with many local chapters. Provides support for LGBTQ people and their families.
Concord (Rainbow Community Center) - 925/692-0090
Danville/San Ramon 3rd Mon., 7:30 p.m. - 925/831-8172
Diablo Valley/Walnut Creek/Concord
3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. - 925/283-8928
Fremont 2nd Tues., 7:30 p.m. - 510/226-6816
Hayward - 510/782-5462
Oakland/East Bay 4th Tues. 7:30 p.m. - 510/562-7692
Rossmoor 2nd Wed., 3:00pm - 925/945-1667
San Francisco 2nd Sun., 2:00 p.m. - 415/921-8850
Oakland - 510/562-7692
San Jose - 408/270-8182
Rainbow Community Center
3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
Social and Support Groups for LGBTIQ Youth (activities & outings). Also - young gay and bisexual men’s groups (ages 21-35 years): skills development, social and per support group.
RYSE Youth Center
205 41st St, Richmond, CA 94805
RYSE is a safe and welcoming center for diverse (including LGBT) youth that builds youth power and leadership towards personal and community health and transformation. Grounded in social justice, RYSE provides comprehensive and holistic programming and promotes multi-racial, cross-cultural relationships. Weekly LGBTQQI2-S Youth Support Group. Virtual Youth Center at: RYSE Portal.
SMAAC (Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County)
1608 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612
Provides support groups, Early Intervention Café, case management, weekly Life Skills Training, Peer Counseling training, and other resources for LGBTQ youth.
2325 Clement, Alameda, CA 94501
Free Queer and Question group for youth 14-18, on Wednesdays from 4-5:00.
Out and Equal
Supporting Intersex Inclusion in the Workplace