PLEA Community Services – https://transgenderheaven.com/places/plea-community-services/
We provide free, confidential and voluntary support sessions for transgender youth aged 25 years and under. Separate sessions for parents and family members take place at the same location (different room), at the same time. We provide a safe space for youth to gather together. Through facilitated conversations youth are provided with the information, resources and advice they need to transition successfully.At the same time, in a separate room, parents and family members of transgender youth also meet to share their own experiences, offer support and to let others know that they are not alone.
Our aim is to provide youth and their family members with safe, supportive and open environments so they can receive much-needed emotional and practical support as they navigate this life transition. Our group facilitators strive to tailor sessions to the needs and circumstances of those in attendance.
We provide support groups for trans and gender-questioning youth and a separate group for their parents/guardians in Port Coquitlam on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, in Burnaby on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and in Maple Ridge the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. All groups are facilitated and meet from 6-8pm.