Trans & Queer Youth Collective provides a safe space for youth who do not otherwise have an opportunity to receive services.

From basic needs assessments and health-care resource linkage to providing gender-affirming mental health services and LGBTQ+ education, TQYC provides the opportunity to create a chosen family and build a community of support.


In 2018, Julie Strathdee, a queer therapist, started a process therapy group for teenagers questioning their gender and sexuality in a tiny office in the suburb of Fair Oaks, 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento. This was the only group of its kind in the area, and some members drove over 45 minutes each way to attend, claiming it wash their only lifeline in a society of prejudice and bullying. Many would disclose their struggles with self harm and attempts at suicide.

“I had to make this mental health service accessible to everyone, regardless of insurance coverage.”

– Julie Strathdee MFT


You have the power to create lasting support and wellness for Trans and Queer youth!

Tax deductible donations can be made through The Sacramento LGBT Community Center – You can make a one time donation or set up recurring monthly donation.

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Trans Queer Youth Collective

by Sacramento LGBT Community Center


Trans & Queer Youth Collective provides a safe space for youth who do not otherwise have an opportunity to receive services.

From basic needs assessments and health-care resource linkage to providing gender-affirming mental health services and LGBTQ+ education, TQYC provides the opportunity to create a chosen family and build a community of support.


In 2018, Julie Strathdee, a queer therapist, started a process therapy group for teenagers questioning their gender and sexuality in a tiny office in the suburb of Fair Oaks, 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento. This was the only group of its kind in the area, and some members drove over 45 minutes each way to attend, claiming it wash their only lifeline in a society of prejudice and bullying. Many would disclose their struggles with self harm and attempts at suicide.

“I had to make this mental health service accessible to everyone, regardless of insurance coverage.”

– Julie Strathdee MFT


You have the power to create lasting support and wellness for Trans and Queer youth!

Tax deductible donations can be made through The Sacramento LGBT Community Center – You can make a one time donation or set up recurring monthly donation.