AZTYPO is a safe space for families with gender-diverse children. We provide a supportive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity.
Our main program is our support groups held twice a month (one in-person and one virtual) and is comprised of peer-to-peer support for the parents and a supervised interactive social/playgroup for the youth and children. As we grow, the youth and children will be broken down further into two or more groups. Siblings are also welcome in the social/playgroup.
Parents, Legal Guardians, and Extended Family (Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc.) can discuss challenging issues, raise questions, seek and share resources, and listen to the experiences of others. By talking to each other and sharing experiences, a family can best support their children in their gender identity and gender expression.
All are welcome along the spectrum of acceptance and understanding. This is a safe place to express fear and confusion as well as ask questions. You are not alone.
Family Support Groups
The in person groups take place in Tempe and North Phoenix on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month in confidential locations. There is also a virtual group on the 2nd Thursday on Zoom. It's comprised of a peer-to-peer support group for the parents and a supervised interactive social/playgroup for the youth.
Name Change Grants
The Zak Ricci Memorial Name Change Grant is a program of AZTYPO that provides trans and nonbinary individuals in financial need the support to legally change their name in the state of Arizona so that they may feel more affirmed in their identities.
Gender Junk Grants
The Gender Junk Grant is a program of AZTYPO that provides gender-affirming clothing and items such as binders, packers, gaffs, makeup, and much more to youth (up to 24 years old) in financial need.
Parents in Transition
Parents in Transition is a national organization dedicated to supporting parents of transgender/ gender-expansive children in custody disputes with unsupportive ex-partners through collaborative research, education, and advocacy.
"AZTYPO provides a community of support, encouragement, and resources for families. The people who make up this organization have been in your shoes and are willing to walk you through this journey of care for your kiddo."
"AZTYPO has been a crucial and amazing resource that has helped our family navigate the channels of care for our children. Through their support and community our children have learned to embrace their uniqueness, advocate for themselves, and to be leaders in all they set to accomplish. The parent support group is a warm and welcoming place full of information and knowledge. Our children are excited and look forward to the meetings every month, knowing they will make new friends in a safe environment."
Our Community Partners
We can't do this work alone. In collaboration with our many partners, we support transgender and gender-expansive youth.