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Chosen Family Sanctuary is recognized by the Federal Government as a 501(C)(3). Chosen Family Sanctuary is missioned-aligned with Chosen Family Therapy, and centers the needs and voices of the members of the congregation who are QTBIPOC, and who have been disproportionately impacted by this racial and public health pandemic.












To create a religious and spiritual community wherein each member's unique intersection of identities are celebrated and valued.

To provide donation-based psychotherapy, spiritually-based services, religious ceremonies, rituals, and events for folx who seek culturally humble and gender affirming spiritual, religious, and energy-based healing.

Chosen Family Sanctuary is a church that was formed by

 David Romero and Spiritual Director, Rev. Priestx. Giovanni Trimble (JS Very) on October 31. 2020.

Chosen Family Sanctuary is organized in accordance with the California Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended. The organization has not been formed for the making of any profit, or personal financial gain. The assets and income of the organization shall not be distributable to, or benefit the trustees, directors, or officers or other individuals. 



We care for all beings

We do no harm

We respect each other's differences

We prioritize equity and access for all

We center the needs and voices of those who are the most marginalized

We desire to become more deeply connected to each other, with nature, with our communities, with animals, and to our spiritual and religious beliefs

We aim to reduce the negative impact we have on the environment

We empower those who have been disempowered

We do not impose our beliefs onto others or use coercive persuasion

We allow everyone to have the autonomy to self-define

We​ promote body positivity

We do not judge each other's lifestyles

We respect each other's pronouns

We promote the human right to have equal access to quality food, housing, and healthcare

We are committed to abolishing racism and white supremacy

We are committed to prison abolition

We believe in applying restorative justice and transformative justice to repair harm

We are committed to de-stigmatizing mental health and physical health disabilities

We are committed to advocating for land rights and water rights for indigenous folx 

We empower our member's to make decisions based on their own self-interest rather than on the interest of the group or its leaders.

We do not isolate or alienate each other