SB Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN)

Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) offers: support groups for transgender adults, teens, and families of trans youth; trans affirming trainings for organizations and schools; local events and community activism.

Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County, Ventura County

SBTAN offers monthly Family Support Groups led by parents of trans children of all ages to provide a safe space to share the challenges and joys of the coming-out process. Groups meet 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. Most meetings are conducted online through Zoom, but occasional in-person meetings are held. If you are interested in attending a support group meeting, or to learn more about how SBTAN can support parents and families, please contact:

Lisa's Place is an Adult Support Group (18 and older) for individuals of ALL gender expressions, to connect for friendship and support. Teens are encouraged to join the youth group list. Meetings are online with both Zoom and Discord, from 5 - 7 PM on Mondays and 7 - 9 PM on Thursdays. Discord meetings are Wednesdays 4 - 6 PM. For more details, contact:

Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Counseling Services
peer to peer
Therapeutic Specialties
support groups
Targeted Youth Populations
Wellness Programs for Youth
communication & relationship skills building, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Waiting List
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?
Fee for Services
FREE services.
Organization Type