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Our Safe Place

Our Safe Place is a Drop-In Center for LGBTQ youth up to age 21 located at South Bay Community Services' Trolley Trestle Teen Center. Our Safe Place will provide participant-driven supportive services and on-site clinical services to meet LGBTQ youths' social, emotional, health and behavioral needs with comprehensive and evolving services in a welcoming and inclusive space. Our Safe Place staff will provide guidance and life planning support to youth identifying as LGBTQ as well as provide community outreach, crisis intervention, and other relevant services to LGBTQ youth and their families.


Location & Hours: 746 Ada Street, Chula Vista CA 91911

Monday - Friday

Youth ages 18 - 21: 12 - 6 p.m.

Youth up to 17 yrs: 4 - 8 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

Youth ages 18 - 21: 2 - 6 p.m.

Youth up to 17 yrs: 6 - 10 p.m.


Program Services

Assessments Support Groups – Youth and Caregiver Mentoring
Referrals Service Coordination Educational/Vocational training
Social Activities Advocacy Outreach and Engagement Activities in South County


Additional Resources

The Center: South Bay - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Every Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. 
  • 970 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911

The Center: Groups for parents of LGBTQ youth

  • Once a month / held in Spanish
  • Contact - Gilberto Mercado, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Trevor Project

  • A national 24-hour,  toll-free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
  • http://www.thetrevorproject.org/    866-4-U-Trevor (866-488-7386)

GSA Network

  • Gay, Straight Alliance Network: Youth-led organization to provide networking and support for GSAs
  • www.gsanetwork.org


  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educators Network National organization for advocacy and information to promote safer schools.
  • www.glsen.org

Family Acceptance Project: (FAP)

  • initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health, and well-being of (LGBT) youth
  • www.Familyproject.sfsu.edu   

City of Chula Vista: LGBTQ Community Resources