A Better Way
Locations in Berkeley, Fairfield, Hayward, Oakland, and San Francisco
A Better Way offers expert, trauma-informed behavioral health services to some of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable children, youth and families. We are dedicated to serving children and youth who are in – or at risk of entering – foster care.
Website: A Better Way
Dimensions Clinic at Castro-Mission Health Center
Offers comprehensive medical and mental health services for youth (ages 12-25). The mission of Dimensions’ Mental Health team is to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals lead healthy and connected lives, strengthening our diverse communities. Dimensions also has a weekly transgender & gender variant support group. This group is run by trans counselors and tg/gv young people 25 & under are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis.
Website: Dimensions Clinic at Castro-Mission Health Center
Family Builders helps find permanent, loving families for children and youth who identify as LGBTQ in the foster care system.
Website: Family Builders
Our Space is an LGBTQ youth community center that holds the experiences, strengths and needs of our systems-involved youth. Provides mental health and case management services. Specializes in foster care youth.
Website: Our Space
Pacific Center for Human Growth, East Bay GBLT Community Center
(51 0) 548-8283
Dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of our LGBTQ community, Pacific Center offers affordable, dependable, and effective counseling. Also provides peer support groups.
Website: Pacific Center for Human Growth, East Bay GBLT Community Center
1684 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Tues/Wed/Thurs 4-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
The QTY’s mission is to serve queer and trans youth, particularly those of color and homeless. The QTY is a drop-in space for youth to utilize.
Website: QTY Treehouse
Rainbow Community Center-Contra Costa
The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County foster a sense of community among LGBTQ persons and enhances their lives by providing social opportunities, health and wellness services, political and educational programs, and is guided by a commitment to acceptance and equality.
Website: Rainbow Community Center-Contra Costa
Provides support for Latino families whose children are LGBTQ. Somos Families was started by two mothers who shared a similar experiences. Services provided are: Educational flyers, brochures, videos, workshops, and presentations. Support groups and social activities in the East Bay.
Website: Somos Familia
TransGender San Francisco
Offers services, resources, advocacy and support to the transgender community.
Website: TransGender San Francisco
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. Services include the following:
- Trevor Lifeline – A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
- TrevorChat – A free, confidential secure instant messaging support service
- TrevorText – A free, confidential text messaging service
- TrevorSpace – An online community for LGBTQ young people and their friends
Website: Trevor Lifeline
UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic
Offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support in San Francisco.
Website: Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic
Additional Oakland Location
West Coast Children’s Clinic
Therapists provide gender affirming mental health services. Services are clinic based, school based, or home based and community based.
Website: West Coast Children’s Clinic