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LGBTQ+ Resources: Region 3 – Capital Service

Organizations and guidance for the support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students, educators, and families in Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.

Counseling Services
For local physical and mental health providers with experience in treating and supporting LGBTQ+ students.

COLUSA

Tri-County Diversity Youth! External link opens in new window or tab.
Tri-County Diversity’s goal is to provide social space, peer support and education to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties, and Straight Supporters. Their YOUTH! program focuses on providing a safe and welcoming environment for ages twelve through eighteen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+), gender nonconformity (GNC), and allied youth. They facilitate 2 YOUTH! Peer Support Meetings a month, where members are invited to both share issues and concerns as well as celebrate good news and achievements with accepting peer groups. Their hotline number is (530) 763-2414; text or call, and email them at Youth@tricountydiversity.org.

EL DORADO

New Morning Youth and Family Services External link opens in new window or tab.
New Morning Youth and Family Services provides counseling services and a 24-hour youth emergency shelter; initiating a new program through an El Dorado County grant, called the Queer Youth Advocacy Project.

NEVADA

PFLAG External link opens in new window or tab.
PFLAG has over 400 chapters across the country and California. Provides support services and education especially for parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth. Find a chapter near you.

PLACER

The Landing Spot External link opens in new window or tab.
The Landing Spot is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies) (LGBTQIA+) youth and their parents in Placer County.

PFLAG External link opens in new window or tab.
PFLAG has over 400 chapters across the country and California. Provides support services and education especially for parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth. Find a chapter near you.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

Stand Up Placer External link opens in new window or tab.
Have a weekly outreach and LGBTQ+ virtual space meeting. Every odd week is the youth meeting and every even week is the adult meeting.

SACRAMENTO

Sacramento City Unified School District’s LGBTQ Support Services information External link opens in new window or tab.
Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) LGBTQ Support Services program offers students, families, school staff and community professionals a centralized source of information and support regarding issues facing LGBTQ students that attend SCUSD schools. Services include information/referral, short-term counseling, Infinite Campus Name and Gender Update form, and advocacy (e.g. Safe Zone trainings). All services are confidential and are provided free of charge. They can be reached at (916) 643-7997.

Elk Grove Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab.
The Youth Development Office provides district-wide support to Elk Grove Unified School District’s LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families. Call 916-686-7568 to speak with Tami Silvera, Program Specialist.

Gender Health Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides health and education services, discussions, goals and visions for queer and transgender people.

Lavender Library External link opens in new window or tab.
The Lavender Library is a lending library and archive housing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) books and magazines, various media, and archival materials.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Sacramento External link opens in new window or tab.
NAMI Sacramento has LGBTQ Resources for youth and a drop-in center open from Noon to 6:00 p.m.; they can be reached at 916-442-0185.

PFLAG External link opens in new window or tab.
PFLAG has over 400 chapters across the country and California. Provides support services and education especially for parents and families of LGBTQ+ youth. Find a chapter near you.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

Sacramento LGBT Community Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center continues to offer peer support groups for a variety of marginalized populations, community resource referrals to meet individual basic needs, education, and training to improve the competency of businesses and organizations to LGBTQ+ issues, numerous artistic expressions, and cultural activities that build community, and volunteer opportunities that empower individuals to give back.

SUTTER

Tri-County Diversity Youth! External link opens in new window or tab.
Tri-County Diversity’s goal is to provide social space, peer support and education to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties, and Straight Supporters. Their YOUTH! program focuses on providing a safe and welcoming environment for ages twelve through eighteen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+), gender nonconformity (GNC), and allied youth. They facilitate 2 YOUTH! Peer Support Meetings a month, where members are invited to both share issues and concerns as well as celebrate good news and achievements with accepting peer groups. Their hotline number is (530) 763-2414; text or call, and email them at Youth@tricountydiversity.org.

Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health External link opens in new window or tab.
Clinicians with Sutter Yuba Behavioral Health that are experienced in treating and supporting LGBTQ youth.

YOLO

Davis Joint Unified School District LGBTQIA Supports web page External link opens in new window or tab.
Davis Joint Unified School District is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. To accomplish this goal, the District is engaged in efforts to create comprehensive policies, practices and initiatives to support students who identify as LGBTQIA, including Specific Administrative Regulations for supporting transgender students External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) and includes additional resources and tools for students, teachers, and families.

LGBTQIA Resource Center at UC Davis: Youth Outreach External link opens in new window or tab.
The LGBTQIA Resource Center collaborates with Davis Phoenix Coalition and the City of Davis to run the Davis LGBTQ+ Youth Group for Yolo county youth in middle to high school. The meetings are planned and facilitated by a LGBTQIA Resource Center community coordinator who is a current undergraduate staff member at UC Davis. The group serves to foster community, identity building, and development of school and life skills in local LGBTQIA+ youth by having youth express themselves through art projects, participate in workshops and lots more! The group meets twice per month. If you're interested in joining please contact the Youth Group at davisqtyouth@gmail.com for exact times and location.

Planned Parenthood External link opens in new window or tab.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. See the local office in your county.

Yolo Rainbow Families External link opens in new window or tab.
A social and advocacy group for families in Yolo County with LGBTQ+ members.

YUBA

Tri-County Diversity Youth! External link opens in new window or tab.
Tri-County Diversity’s goal is to provide social space, peer support and education to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties, and Straight Supporters. Their YOUTH! program focuses on providing a safe and welcoming environment for ages twelve through eighteen lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+), gender nonconformity (GNC), and allied youth. They facilitate 2 YOUTH! Peer Support Meetings a month, where members are invited to both share issues and concerns as well as celebrate good news and achievements with accepting peer groups. Their hotline number is (530) 763-2414; text or call, and email them at Youth@tricountydiversity.org.

Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health External link opens in new window or tab.
Clinicians with Sutter Yuba Behavioral Health that are experienced in treating and supporting LGBTQ youth.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 31, 2021