Posted on: July 31, 2019  |  Posted in: Community Blog

The weather has been a bit warm in San Diego, but nonetheless, good work is still being accomplished! During July, the Collaborative hosted the last MTSE day workshop for the year 2019, as well as another successful Monthly Convening focused on “LGBTQIA+.”


MTSE Transition Workshops

The remaining MTSE evening workshop dates are scheduled to begin at 5:00pm at SAY San Diego. For more dates and information, CLICK HERE!



Monthly Convening: “LGBTQIA+”

On Friday, July 26, the SDMFC hosted its Monthly Convening at the Mission Valley Library and focused on the topic of “LGBTQIA+.” We were privileged to have this topic discussed in one of our convenings for the first time! We had such a powerful and supportive discussion on the stigma attached to this topic, how to be more understanding and considerate, and sharing the different resources out there for this community to utilize. Thank you to all the panelists who participated as well as our attendees. Check out the fact sheet of the convening by clicking HERE!

Watch the Q&A with our panelists by clicking HERE!

LGBTQIA+ Available Resources:

  • San Diego LGBT Community Center ( Please note, the Center can provide LGBTQ+ related training to your organization. If interested, please contact them at
  • Trans Family Support Services (
  • Our Safe Place (
  • PFLAG (
  • Transforming Family (
  • SPART*A (
  • LGBT Military & Family Support Group (Every 3rd Thursday from 6;00pm-7:30pm @ 3903 Centre Street, San Diego 92103)


CPSA 2019-2020 Forums

Community Prevention and Safety Alliance (CPSA) has been working diligently the past two months to prepare for the 2019-2020 academic year forums. The first forum will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30pm-8:00pm @ Serra High School. The event is intended for parents and youth (middle and high school students) who attend schools in the San Diego Unified School District or to families who may reside in the 92123 or 92124 zip codes in order to better understand the issues teenagers are facing through interactive break-out sessions facilitated and led by youth. Focus topics will include: Stress, building relationships, social media, military life, and substance abuse, to name a few. Childcare and dinner will be provide! If you would like to get involved, please contact the CPSA Team at

Registration link will be made available soon! 


SDMFC 9th Annual Summit

Reminder: Mark your calendar for SDMFC’s 9th Annual Summit, themed “Get the Word Out,” happening Friday, October 25, at the Escondido North Inland Live Well Center. Last year’s acclaimed event saw nearly 200 attendees, representing various nonprofit and service provider agencies, command leadership, and civic/governmental organizations. We are still in the developmental stages of our Annual Summit, so if you are interested in participating and lending your assistance, we would greatly appreciate it! Please contact SDMFC Director, Danny Romero:

Further updates and information will be made available as we get closer to the Annual Summit!



SDMFC is proud and honored to have worked with Maarla Milligan, who has served on the SDMFC Coordinating Council as a Co-chair. We thank her for all the support that she has provided for the military and veteran connected community as a Service Member, Advocate, Coordinating Council Member, & Friend to Many!! She has made a tremendous impact and will be missed. Best Wishes Maarla and Milligan Family!