SB Transgender Advocacy Network

SB Transgender Advocacy Network
The Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network (SBTAN) offers support groups for youth and families; educates individuals and organizations on best practices for transgender & gender expansive clients, patients, students, congregants and families; creates and develops spaces, actions, and policies that advance the welfare of transgender and diverse gender non-conforming individuals and their families.
Targeted Youth Populations
Wellness Programs for Youth
education, workshops, groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Overview of Programs & Services

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, and local events, such as the county's first-ever recognized celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)

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. 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 a meeting platform to connect for friendship and support, welcoming people of all gender expressions and is open to ages 18+. Teens are encouraged to join the youth group list. Meetings are online with both Zoom and Discord, from 5 - 7 PM on Mondays, 7 - 9 PM on Thursdays, and 6 - 9 PM on Saturdays. Discord meetings are Wednesdays 4 - 6 PM. For more details, contact:

Services for undocumented Individuals provided?
Fee for Services
FREE services.
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