Our Family Coalition – SF’s Local Resource for LGBTQ+ Families

Editor’s note: This post originally published on April 12, 2018. We’ve updated it with new events coming up.
One of the things I love most about working for San Francisco Moms Blog is the opportunity to share important information with other local moms. This city is full of wonderful ways for families to connect, but, sometimes, it’s hard to know where to look. Today, we’re highlighting Our Family Coalition which “advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.”
They do this in many ways including offering regular classes, support groups, and meetups for LGBTQ families. 

Check Our Family Coalition’s calendar for the most up-to-date information on sessions and schedules. 

Our Family Coalition Calendar

Toddle With Me — Ages 1-4. Weekly music and movement classes for LGBTQ+ families with toddlers 18-60 months. Using creative physical expression, these classes promote gross and fine motor skill development, coordination and balance, as well as early literacy, pre-math, and social-emotional skills. Held on Fridays 9 – 10:30 AM until June 14 at Recess Collective (2226 Taraval St, SF). Always check the calendar for most up-to-date schedule information.
Baby & Me — Ages 0-5. Join us for this fun interactive playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and their children. Parents and caregivers build community while strengthening their children’s social, emotional and developmental well-being through structured activities, circle time, and family bonding. Fridays, 10:45am-12pm at Community Well (78 Ocean Ave, SF).
Drop-In Support for LGBTQ+ Parents — Enjoy a meal with your kids and other LGBTQ2SIA families, then parents and caregivers break off for facilitated discussions about family and child-rearing issues with their peers. Dinner and child care are provided FREE with advance registration at ourfamily.org. Fourth Tuesdays of the Month: Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28
In-a-Pinch Childcare — A new program for LGBTQ2SIA parents and guardians of young children in San Francisco provided by Our Family Coalition in partnership with Recess Collective, and funded by First 5 San Francisco. Up to 14 hours of no-cost child care per month to be shared among enrolled families at Recess’ facility in the Outer Sunset.
GBTQ Dads Support Group — An 8-week peer support group for gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men with kids. Connect with other GBTQ dads to discuss the ups and downs of parenting, share resources, and offer one another support. 8 Fridays, 6-8 PM: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1 at Our Family Coalition (1385 Mission St., #340).
Monthly QTPOC Parent Support Group — Navigating the world as a queer person of color and parent can be complex; finding a safe space to connect and build community with each other can be a challenge. Join OFC’s monthly support group for queer and trans parents of color in San Francisco where you can be your whole self and talk about what matters to you. Free dinner and child care provided. Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. Register at OurFamily.org! Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 & Jun 11 from 6-8 PM at Our Family Coalition (1385 Mission St., #340).
Positive Parenting Program — Dawn Stueckle, ED of Sunset Youth Services, will lead LGBTQ parents and caregivers through the teen-tested curriculum of the Positive Parenting Program Teen curriculum. Gain insights about supporting tweens and teens through the changes of adolescence, and learn ways to strengthen your relationship with one another. This 12-session series is for parents and caregivers with youth aged 11 -17 years. Dinner will be provided. Register online at OurFamily.org or by calling 415-981-1960 ext 309. Free parking after 5pm in gated lot at 10th and Mission. Let us know your childcare, accessibility, and language needs. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 12 Thursday Evenings:
January 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:00 – 8 PM at Our Family Coalition (1385 Mission St., #340).

Supporting equity for all families and children.


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