Students and School Resources

California Safe Schools Coalition works to eliminate discrimination and harassment on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in California schools.

Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia and advocate for racial justice in schools

GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

LGBTQ+ Centers and Youth Advocacy

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

CenterLink Looking for a center near you? CenterLink’s directory of LGBT community centers in the US and internationally is online in a new and improved format.

National Center for Lesbian Rights provides a Legal Information Helpline as a service to all members of the LGBT community and allies. The Legal Information Helpline provides basic information about laws that affect LGBT people, including family law, and about resources available for people who are facing discrimination or other civil rights issues.

Santa Clara County Youth Resources

Outlet empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-18 living on the Peninsula and South Bay through support services, leadership training, community education and advocacy.

Bill Wilson Center Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter offers short-term housing for runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth (ages 11-17). Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to restore family ties when possible, and to stabilize the lives of homeless youth to avoid victimization from street life.

Drop-in Center The Drop-in Center in downtown San Jose helps homeless at-risk youth, ages 12 – 22, by providing basic necessities such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. The program also provides more comprehensive services including counseling, living skills training, job readiness training, housing assistance, health education (including HIV prevention) and links to other services, such as access to legal services and health care.

LACY Legal Advocates for Children & Youth provides free legal representation, advocacy, and information to minors in Santa Clara County, and educates several minors, parents, service providers, and attorneys on legal issues relevant to minors.

Crisis Lines

Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline
24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline available 7 days a week for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained volunteer Crisis Phone Counselors

Trans Lifeline

Crisis hotline by and for the transgender community

The Trevor Project
Nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

(800) 572-2782
24-hour sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking support line

24-7 Line for Youth
(888) 247-7717
A free hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, and information and referrals. Youth may call the line ANYTIME FOR ANY REASON.

National Runaway Switchboard
The National Runaway Switchboard gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline.

Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services

Palo Alto University Gronowski Center Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic (SGIC)
Offers affordable and affirming psychological services for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Kaiser Gender Clinic
Our specialist team consists of clinicians from surgery, internal medicine, gynecology, psychiatry, social services and nursing, who work together to provide comprehensive healthcare for Kaiser Permanente members needing gender-affirming health care services, including hormone consultations, surgical evaluations, psychological services, and gynecologic care.

Gender Identity Awareness Network
A loosely connected network of professionals dedicated to providing gender affirmative services to the gender nonconforming community in the South Bay and Peninsula.

YWCA Counseling Clinic
Our counselors provide trauma informed, client centered, empowerment based counseling services are in a safe and confidential environment. Our services are offered on an income-based sliding-scale. We also accept Victim Witness Compensation. Call (408) 295-4011 ext. 259 to reach our confidential intake and information line for more information or to make an appointment.

JFK University’s Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center
Providing high-quality mental health services at affordable rates. It is a safe, confidential place to receive personal counseling and find support. Appointments are available weekdays or evenings, and the center is wheelchair accessible. Fees are on a sliding scale. For an appointment, call 408.524.4900

The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood health centers offer you the health care you need. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provide a wide range of services – including services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients.

Sexual Health Education

Sex positive sexuality education for youth and young adults.

Sex Etc.
Website that offers answers about sex for teens.

Family Support and Education

PFLAG San Jose
Local chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG).

Transfamily Support Group of Santa Clara County
We’re a group of parents with teens and young adults who are transgender or gender fluid. Our support group community services families living up and down the San Francisco Peninsula.

Gender Spectrum
Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.

Family Acceptance Project
Based at San Francisco State University, the Family Acceptance Project researches how to improve family wellness and offers support to families with LGBTQ members.

Somos Familia
Supports Latino families with children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ*) and conducts education to create family and community acceptance.

API Family Pride
The mission of Asian and Pacific Islander family pride is to end the isolation of Asian and Pacific Islander families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members though support, education, and dialog.