LOCAL RESOURCES

Pride Center of San Antonio – The mission of Pride Center San Antonio is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.  Please visit their community calendar to learn more about community activities!

http://pridecentersa.org

 

Transgender Education Network of Texas – The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) is an organization dedicated to furthering the gender diverse equity in the State of Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legal, legislative and corporate education.

http://www.transtexas.org

 

Thrive Youth Center Inc. – Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth so they may become productive, skilled, educated and successful adults with the ability, opportunity and possibility of achieving their dreams.  

http://www.thriveyouthcenter.com/#!the-project/ceu8

Pride Community Clinic - The Pride Community Clinic (PCC) is a student and doctor led effort to serve the uninsured and underinsured lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. The PCC will offer primary care for  self-identified LGBTQ patients while providing linkages to vital mental health, sexual health, and substance abuse services. PCC patients will be welcome regardless of sex, race, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, insurance coverage, funding ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The PCC currently operates one Wednesday evening per month between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm and potential patients must make an appointment over the phone (210-570-7318) to secure one of the limited time slots. Patients must be 18 years of age or older.  LGBTQ patients can be assured that all volunteers within the clinic are trained to be sensitive to LGBTQ issues. 

https://www.aarcsa.com/pride-community-clinic/

The GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) Program (Transgender Program) – The GENECIS Program at Children's Health focuses on helping children and teens with issues surrounding gender dysphoria—when an individual does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. Gender dysphoria is frequently associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and suicidality. Gender dysphoria also causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.  (Dallas)

https://www.childrens.com/specialties-services/specialty-centers-and-programs/endocrinology/programs-and-services/genecis-program

Resources for Transgender Youth in Texas

A resource to guide gender diverse and transgender youth on their rights and provide support.

http://www.txtranskids.org

Kind Clinic - The Kind Clinic is a full-service sexual health and wellness clinic dedicated to the treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including access to the HIV prevention drugs commonly known as PrEP and PEP. With a name and brand that represents: Knowledge, Inclusion, Nurture and Dedication, the Kind Clinic strives to deliver measurable impact for its community by providing state-of-the-art sexual health services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, without judgment or stigma.

http://kindclinic.org/gender-care-services/

 

Support Groups

San Antonio Gender Associationis dedicated to the exploration of issues involving gender identity, and to the advocacy of fair and just public policy for the wider GLBTQI+ community.  SAGA offers a welcoming and safe place for conversation, discussion, and support to transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, genderqueer, and intersex persons and to those who love and support them.  Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month.  The doors open at 6.  Meetings are form 6:30pm - 9pm at Metropolitan Community Church - 611 E. Myrtle St. San Antonio, Texas 78212.

http://www.sagender.net

#BeHuman Support Group for Parents - a peer facilitated supportive discussion group for trans and gender non-conforming individuals especially for parents of trans kids. We aim to create a safer space for people to discuss and share experiences, ask questions and build a community. We will also have other days and times focused on allies/supporters and trans individuals.  1st and 3rd Monday at The Center – Pride Center of San Antonio.  1303 McCullough Ave. Ste 160, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

 

Fiesta Youth – Fiesta Youth is a youth program in the San Antonio TX area for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer youth and their allies.  The mission of Fiesta Youth is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LBGTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy and friendship.  We hope to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted and loved as they are so that they may become successful and contributing members of the community.  Ages 12-18 meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at University Presbyterian Church on 300 Bushnell.  Parents and caregivers of LGBTQ teens and young adults also meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

http://www.fiesta-youth.org 

San Antonio Trans Men's Monthly Support Group - This group is specific to Trans Men and those in question of transitioning from female to male.  The group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the PRIDE Center, located at 1303 McCullough Ave. Ste 160, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

TransAlliesSA - We are a San Antonio, Texas, support resource for allies (parents, spouses, family) of transgender people. We offer support group meetings and resources to answer questions you might have concerning your transgender loved one.

http://www.transalliessa.com

Worship

 

Christian (Denominational-Specific and Non-Denomination)

Dignity San Antonio (Roman Catholic)

First Unitarian Universalist Church (UU)

Good Shepherd Lutheran (Lutheran, ELCA)

Madison Square Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian)

Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)

New Beginnings Lutheran Church (Lutheran)

Religious Society of Friends in San Antonio (Quaker)

River City Living Church (Non-Denominational)

Spirit of Peace Church -- Progressive Christian

Soul Force (Non-Denominational Christian Activist Group)

The Church of Reconciliation – Episcopal

Travis Park United Methodist Church (United Methodist)

 

Other Affirming Places of Worship

Baha’i Center of San Antonio

Celebration Circle (Multi-Faith Community)

San Antonio Zen Center (Zen Buddhism)

Shambhala Center of San Antonio (Shambhala [Tibetan] Buddhism)

Rissho Kosei-Kai Dharma Center (Ekayana Buddhism)

Temple Beth-El (Judaism)

Adam A. Sauceda, MA, LPC-S, RPT
12030 Bandera Rd. Ste. 108 - J
Helotes, Texas 78023 
P: 210-853-0503      F: 1-888-307-5350
E: adam@synchronicity-counseling.com 
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