Critical information for the journey
TransFamily Support Services helps youth and their families make the gender transitioning process the most positive experience possible.
TFSS provides services such as family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, navigating the legal system, and advocating for resources and support at schools.
At a systemic level, TFSS raises awareness and advocates for transgender acceptance in the social, medical, educational, media and legal communities.
Percentage of transgender youth that report feeling unsafe at school
Without Medical Care
Percentage of transgender individuals unable to obtain medical care
Percentage of students who have been physically abused because of their transgender expression
Percentage of transgender youth that attempt to end their life
What We Do
Navigation for the Journey
Transitioning is a family journey. No one does it alone. We can help you understand what to expect and guide you through challenges.
Grief, loneliness, and fear are normal feelings along this journey. We can help you process and release the negative feelings to open space for positive experiences.
Education System Guidance
Navigating educational and social environments at school plays a huge role in reaching goals. We can show you how to gain access to appropriate services and facilities in these arenas.
Legal System Guidance
Legally changing names and changing gender on other legal documents requires work and diligence. We can show you the quickest, most effective routes for getting it done.
Medical System Guidance
Endocrinologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other medical professionals play significant roles in treatment. We can show you how to get your transgender family member’s needs met.
Meet the people behind TransFamily Support Services
Chuck Goehring, Ph.D
Our Latest News
Below is a link to an informative article entitled “Gender Diversity and Inclusivity in the Classroom,” which was co-written by TransFamily Support Services board member, Charles Goehring Ph.D, and activist Hillary Whittington. Both authors are parents of transgender children. An excerpt about the article: We understand gender diversity as the notion that issues of[…]
Join us for a night of laughter and love on ! Ticket sales benefit TransFamily Support Services! Ian Harvie from Amazon.com’s Transparent headlines with Allison Gill on Tuesday May 30th at 8 pm for a night of comedy at Urban MO’s for Comedy Trumps Hate. Purchase tickets by clicking here.
Rich’s San Diego presents … DIVAS GIVE BACK — A Fundraiser to Support TransFamily Support Services on Friday, May 19! Doors open at 7 pm. The show starts at 8 pm SHARP! The show will be sizzling hot, hot, hot and there will be shenanigans for sure! Mystery boxes for purchase and other prizes include[…]
The Laurel Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 by Margot Andrew-Anderson to serve children, youth, and families affected by HIV/AIDS and other at-risk youth populations. This year, The Laurel Foundation expanded the population it serves to include transgender and gender nonconforming youth. The Laurel Foundation has added new advisory board members including TransFamily[…]
When he was President, Barack Obama issued a set of guidelines through the Departments of Justice and Education that said transgender students should be called by their preferred names and pronouns, and be allowed access to the restrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities that correspond with their gender identity. At a town hall event in[…]
If you haven’t seen Chad Michaels and the Dreamgirls perform, you are in for the treat of a lifetime. Bless their hearts! This show will be performed at Urban Mo’s to benefit TransFamily Support Services, where we not only work individually with youth (in one of the highest suicide-risk populations) and their families to help[…]
TransFamily Support Services is proud to announce that Veronica Zerrer, the Vice President of the Board of Directors, was inducted into the LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at a ceremony held in San Diego on November 10, 2016. Veronica is a retired United States Army Major. She split her professional life between the Army[…]
What do we do now? There was a forest fire and all of the animals, deer, squirrels, raccoons, and such like were fleeing in the direction of a nearby lake. A deer spotted a bird, with its tiny little beak filled with water, flying away from the lake and over the forest. The bird emptied[…]
On any given day, Executive Director, Kathie Moehlig may be in Hillcrest and/or Oceanside for meetings at one of the LGBT centers, educating a group of educators about transgender issues, helping the family of a transitioning youth obtain health insurance approval for services, and driving her son to gymnastics. Kathie founded TransFamily Support Services in[…]
Our hearts are with the friends and family of those injured and whose precious lives were taken in Orlando, and we stand with the entire LGBTQ community in grief. At TransFamily Support Services we are made up of allies, advocates, and members who work closely with the entire LGBTQ community to raise awareness, acceptance, visibility,[…]