LGBTQ+ Youth Programs in the Bay Area

Mar 6, 2023

LGBTQ+ Youth Programs across the Suburbs of San Francisco

Moving to the suburbs is an exciting time in one’s life, and we know finding an inclusive community can be a key part of your search. Fortunately, across many Bay Area towns, there are great programs specifically designed so LGBTQ+ youth can be who they want to be. Here are a handful of the welcoming communities that Suburban Jungle knows & trusts. 

North Bay

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Free, peer-led support groups for LGBTQ+ individuals, who are living in suburban Sonoma County. Through virtual and physical sessions, those who participate can find a safe space to share their experiences with others who understand their journey. 

The Spahr Center

This Marin County-based organization provides advocacy, education, and other services for individuals from all walks of life, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. They offer counseling services, support groups, and health care assistance for those in the Bay Area & beyond.

The East Bay

Somos Familia

Dedicated to providing support for Latinx LGBTQ+ individuals and their families across the East Bay suburbs. Their main program is centered around creating an inclusive environment where youth can come together in support of one another. They also provide workshops on healthy relationships, mental health, and more!

Rainbow Community Center

Offers programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ youth, living in Contra Costa County. These programs provide a safe space to talk about issues such as coming out, relationships, bullying and more. If you’re looking for a great place for your child to get involved and develop important life skills, this program is an excellent choice! With their wide range of activities and scholarship opportunities, your child can gain valuable experiences while having fun.


Outlet – Adolescent Counseling Services

Creates a safe space for suburban LGBTQ+ youth to talk about their feelings and experiences without judgment. Outlet provides resources and support that can help teens become empowered individuals who can lead successful lives. This program offers mental health counseling, educational workshops, social activities, referrals to other resources like medical care or housing assistance, and more. Check them out in Redwood City, Mountain View or San Mateo.

South Bay

The LGBTQ Youth Space

Online platform designed to help young people connect with mental health resources. Through this website, individuals can access crisis hotlines, counselors, and more 24/7/365. In addition to the chat service, Youth Space provides educational resources about mental health issues, including information about healthy relationships and coping strategies for stress. They also host in-person events & hangouts throughout Santa Clara County! 

Find the Community for You

No matter where you live in the Bay Area, there are numerous resources available for the LGBTQ+ community when you move to the suburbs. Whether it’s counseling or educational workshops there is support for all! If you need assistance finding the right community for you, schedule your free Suburbs Strategy Session today and learn about the Bay Area Suburbs from an expert.

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