Support Groups

Bay Area Bisexual Network

Organizing the SF Bay Bi+ Community

Our mission is to develop bisexual community in the San Francisco Bay Area and to promote better understanding of bisexual lives and issues.


Bisexuals and Friends

Confidential drop-in support and discussion group

Billy DeFrank Center
938 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 293-3040

Confidential drop-in support/discussion group on bisexuality/non-monosexuality for those who identify as such, and their allies. There is a Bi-Friendly social at Crema, next door, afterwards.


Transmasculine peer Support Group

The Diversity Center

1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 425-5422

Second and fourth Sundays of every month at 5:30pm. A social connections group. We welcome SOFFAS (Significant others, Family, Friends and Allies) on the fourth Sunday of the month.


genderqueer peer Support Group

The Diversity Center

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1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 425-5422

The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of GenderQueer/Non-Binary/Agender/GenderFluid/PolyGender, etc.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

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Insight Santa Cruz, A Buddhist Meditation Community


740 Front St. Suite 240, 2nd Fl
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(408) 230-4397

Second Tuesday of the month; LGBTQ+ monthly Sit; Meditation and discussion with instructor, G Shultz. Grow in mindfulness and compassion, and lessen suffering. His mission and that of Insight Santa Cruz is to support anyone interested in the path of awakening and liberation through mindfulness and loving-kindness.

PFLAG Santa Cruz County

Supporting families of LGBTQ persons

(831) 427-4016

Senior Network Services

1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 462-1433

A resource agency linking older adults with support services through Information & Assistance, Home Help Registry, Caregiver Support, Housing, Money Management and Medicare Assistance.

Santa Cruz Loving More Poly Potluck / Discussion Group

Supporting the local polyamorous community since 1999

(925) 895-3424

Every 2nd Thursday, 7-9ish pm. Potluck followed by discussion and mutual support. Please e-mail for current meeting place. All orientations, identities, and relationship varieties welcome.

Transfamily Support Group of Santa Cruz County

We are a community of parents and families supporting our transgender children and each other through shared experience and the process of understanding the issues.

(831) 251-7749

Transgender Support Group

The Diversity Center

First and third Tuesdays of every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings. All Trans-identified people and their SOFFAS are welcome. Meetings are held at The Diversity Center.

TransLove Support Group

Deb Abbott, LMFT and Chrissann McCann, PhD

First and third Mondays of every month, 7-9 pm, in Soquel. A confidential, facilitated, closed support group for cis identified partners, spouses, BFFs, lovers and significant others of trans people. Contact cofacilitators Deb Abbott, LMFT or Chrissann McCann, PhD for more information and to register ($25).

(831) 345-1925

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