Groups

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Bisexuals & Allies:

First and Third Thursday of the Month, 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Confidential peer support for bi+ people (including those who identify as pansexual, queer, fluid, bisexual, or other non-monosexual orientations) and our allies in and around Fairfield County, Connecticut. Feel free to bring questions or topics for discussion. Make some supportive friends in the local bi+ community. All are welcome -- you do not have to identify as bisexual or queer. You do need to treat other members with respect and agree to keep what's shared in the meeting confidential.

CONTACT:

For the link email Raymond Byczko at raymondbyczko@att.net

WHERE:

Zoom


Nonbinary Support and Discussion:

Second Monday of Each Month, 7:30PM - 9PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

The nonbinary group is a peer support group for adults. It is a safe space for expressing non-binary, fluid, or genderqueer identities among like minded peers. Discussion of gender, including its evolving role in our society, will factor heavily into meetings. Participants are able to define what sort of community this program will build. It functions as a discussion group, book club, and allows for social outings in off-site safe and sober spaces.

CONTACT:

Juno F.

junodistress@outlook.com

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Outstanding Warriors:

Second and Fourth Saturday of Each Month, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A safe space for GBTQ men to work on their shadows, share their gold, and support their brothers. The group was created by men who went through the New Warrior Training Adventure, sponsored by The Mankind Project. Outstanding Warriors is for GBTQ men who have not done that training and want to see and participate in the personal work we do.

CONTACT:

Vince L.

vinceblue123@yahoo.com

203 984 9970

WHERE:

Zoom


PFLAG Norwalk:

Second Sunday of Each Month, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Free, Monthly

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

PFLAG has chapters nationwide and is the nation's largest family and ally organization. PFLAG's mission is to meet people where they are and collaborate with others to support families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ. PFLAG's monthly meetings provide support and information for those whose loved ones are exploring personal issues pertaining to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

CONTACT:

Kathy S.

pflagnorwalk@gmail.com

WHERE:

Contact group leader for zoom information


Triangle Transgender Society (TTS): 

First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A group that welcomes any member of the transgender community regardless of labels or self-identification. The meetings are private, free, and open with topics varying each meeting dependent upon need. Generally, there is time for socializing. This is a group that values free expression. This is a group where you can present yourself in the attire that represents how you feel inside.

CONTACT:

Amy R.

triangletgs@yahoo.com

WHERE:

Zoom

RECOVERY GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Every Sunday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Alcoholics Anonymous is an internationally-renowned 12-step recovery program that meets at Triangle Community Center. This program is LGBTQ-inclusive and offers you the tools you need to live in recovery with the support of your peers.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


LGBT Big Book Meeting: 

Every Monday, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A literature based LGBTQ closed AA meeting.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


LGBT Step and Tradition Meeting of AA:

Every Wednesday, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This is an LGBTQ Step and Tradition meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. All with a desire to stop drinking are welcome to attend.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit their website.

Tom A.

Please email tarbron@tomarbron.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

618 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Al Anon:

Every Saturday of Each Month, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Al Anon offers its participants support, helping people who are friends and loved ones suffering from alcoholism. With your peers you can discuss in a safe forum your stories and pathways forward.

Jen Boulette

Please email zaia2303@gmail.com for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom

 


Narcotics Anonymous:

Every Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Narcotics Anonymous is an internationally-recognized 12-step recovery program. At Triangle Community Center, you can participate in this LGBTQ+ friendly Narcotics Anonymous chapter meeting. Membership is Free, as a Group we have no affiliations outside Narcotics Anonymous.

Douglas M.

Please email SFCA-pr@ctna.org  for more information.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Place

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


NA Public Relations Subcommittee Meeting:

Second Thursday of Each Month, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Public Relations is the sub-committee of Narcotics Anonymous whose primary purpose is to inform addicts and others in the community of the ability of recovery in NA.

Michael P.

Please email SFCA-pr@ctna.org for more information.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850

SOCIAL GROUPS

Adventure Group:

Free, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

It’s time to explore and TCC's Adventure Group has your back! The Adventure Group will host a variety of social events in and around the Norwalk CT area such as bowling, outdoor activities, cooking lessons, casual social events, and lectures. This group is for anyone in the LGBTQ+ Community over the age of 18 who is looking to make new friends and possibly try something new.

CONTACT:

Bill McDonald

bill.mcdonald@hubinternational.com

WHERE:

This group will take place in different locations every meeting

Contact group leader for information


GAYmes Night:

Every Other Friday of Each Month, 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This is a free and sober social program for game lovers. From classics like Scrabble to quirky up-and-comers like Cards Against Humanity, Gaymes Night is an LGBTQ-friendly gathering for people who enjoy rolling dice and flipping cards over. Games rotate depending on participants' interests and include options like video games and trading card games. Though there are plenty of games available on-site, visitors are welcome to bring their own favorites to meetings.

In person on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

Online on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 

CONTACT:

Shaun F.

jpf12saf12@gmail.com

Russell H.

russhasan@gmail.com

WHERE:

Contact group leader for information


Nerd Night:

Every Wednesday of Each Month, 7:30PM - 10PM

Free, Weekly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Gather around the bard's lute and prepare to throw down your twenty-sided die! This is a free, sober group for those that have an interest in Dungeons & Dragons and other, less popular tabletop role-playing games.Nerd Night is for any experience level, from the young, inexperienced fighter, to the wise wizard, bravely pressing on into lands unknown. Group regulars are more than happy to help newcomers create a character and explain the rules. Grab your character sheets, roll your initiatives and let the adventures begin.

CONTACT:

Juno F.

junodistress@outlook.com

Kat B.

trancegemini613@gmail.com

WHERE:

618 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


LGBTQ+ Book Club:

Third Sunday of Each Month, 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required (but encouraged)

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Hosted the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-2 pm, the LGBTQ+ Book Club is a forum to meet and discuss literature and nonfiction with our 18+ community. Titles are chosen by group members and represent a wide variety of intersectional identities in the authors and the subject matter of the books. Contact the group leader for information about the next meeting: archimago@gmail.com

CONTACT:

Chris Emmerson-Pace

archimago@gmail.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850

 

WELLNESS GROUPS

TCC Adult Community Dinner:

Last Thursday of Each Month, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

A monthly community dinner that welcomes Adults in the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Those who attend either of these groups can expect to sit down together with their peers over a meal, enjoy themselves, and engage in community conversation about things that matter to them. Let's enjoy each other's company while making new friends over good food.

 

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUlZ_vBXA1QVzt_6txXE6AE1h8L9b65hdRlgKqpFXZ-QFTFQ/viewform 

CONTACT:

Amanda Redfern

amanda@ctpridecenter.org


Adult Therapeutic Art:

2nd Saturday of Each Month, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

Access joy, safety, creativity, vulnerability, and community here. Join us for “Finding Your Voice” at TCC on the second Saturday of each month — a FREE therapeutic arts workshop series facilitated by artist and educator Lorena Sferlazza for all experience levels. Together, we’ll explore individual and collective experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, practice mindfulness, and share in ways to express ourselves through themed creative prompts, guided art-making activities, music, and conversation. Come solo, bring a friend, or invite a loved one to spend time with. Art materials provided onsite; all are welcome!

CONTACT:

Lorena Sferlazza

lorena.sferlazza@gmail.com

WHERE:

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Exploring Creative Writing:

Every Wednesday of Each Month, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

Love to write? Are you a new or experienced writer looking to test your craft? A poet who needs to speak your truth? The Exploring Creative Writing Group is for you! Individuals with any/non writing background who would like to explore writing to a prompt. Each participant will be encouraged to share their writing. Only positive comments and questions, no criticizing content, will be allowed. This is a safe space to explore and share our thoughts about a given prompt.

CONTACT:

Jen Boulette

zaia2303@gmail.com

WHERE:

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Pride + Joy

Once a Month

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

ABOUT:

Pride + Joy will hold Outings and Events for LGBTQ+ Parents with Kids or LGBTQ+ Folks forming their family. This group meets regularly to engage in fun family activities such as Drag Queen Story Hour, Playground Time, Picnics, Sport Times, and Art Activities. Come to build connections with other LGBTQ+ families and build community.

CONTACT:

Annie Fineman

annie@ctgay.org


Therapeutic Community Gardening Group (Closed for the Season)

Free, Weekly Programming, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Would you like to spend time outside immersed in nature?
Would you like to build community with LGBTQ+ friends and allies?
Would you like to learn how to grow your own food?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, Triangle Community Center has created a therapeutic gardening group just for you! Each Sunday at 10:00am, TCC invites you to gather at our community garden in Norwalk at Fodor Farm located at 328 Flax Hill Road, plots K5 & K6. Join us each week to engage in the art of gardening while socializing outdoors with your community!

Join TCC in building community through growing and farming food. This season we are growing all of the ingredients to create an eggplant parmigiana feast, including eggplant, spaghetti squash, herbs and homemade tomato sauce. We will end the garden season with a Community Harvest Dinner where we will gather to celebrate our efforts.

Location: Fodor Farm 328 Flax Hill Road Norwalk, CT

CONTACT:

Wendy McCaffery

wendym@ctpridecenter.org

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

Transgender & Gender Questioning Youth Forum:

Second and Last Sunday of Each Month, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Free, Bimonthly

Ages 13-24

ABOUT:

This group welcomes any youth who identifies as transgender, gender queer, gender questioning, gender variant, gender non-conforming, and any other gender minority or creative identity. The group creates a safe space and supportive place to discuss the complexities of gender within one's personal life as well as other gender-related topics that come up in the media or elsewhere.

About the facilitator: Jillian Celentano, LMSW is a woman of trans experience who transitioned later in life at the age of 55. She is a licensed social worker, therapist, and facilitator of support groups for transgender/gender diverse children and young adults. She is also an advocate, educator and is a community liaison at the Yale Gender Program in New Haven. Jillian co-authored two published transgender studies at Yale University and is a published author of her book, "Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide.” 

CONTACT:

Wendy McCaffery

wendym@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom- Email group leader

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


Youth Therapeutic Art:

2nd Saturday, 2:15PM - 3:15PM

Ages 17 and under

ABOUT:

Access joy, safety, creativity, vulnerability, and community here. Join us for “Finding Your Voice” at TCC on the second Saturday of each month — a FREE therapeutic arts workshop series facilitated by artist and educator Lorena Sferlazza for all experience levels. Together, we’ll explore individual and collective experiences with LGBTQ+ identity, practice mindfulness, and share in ways to express ourselves through themed creative prompts, guided art-making activities, music, and conversation. Come solo, bring a friend, or invite a loved one to spend time with. Art materials provided onsite; all are welcome!

CONTACT:

Lorena Sferlazza

lorena.sferlazza@gmail.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


YAS! - Young Adult Space:

Monday through Thursday, 1PM - 6PM

Ages 18-25

ABOUT:

Young adult space (YAS) is a culturally diverse, safe and affirming drop in center for all young adults to receive social support and case management services. Available both on Discord and In Person; come by and hang out!

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Discord


TCC Youth Community Dinner:

First Thursday of Each Month, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 17 and under

ABOUT:

A monthly community dinner that welcomes Youths in the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Those who attend either of these groups can expect to sit down together with their peers over a meal, enjoy themselves, and engage in community conversation about things that matter to them. Let's enjoy each other's company while making new friends over good food.

CONTACT:

Liz Semenyck

liz@ctpridecenter.org

Questions about Young Adult Space? Please read on.

Frequently Asked Questions
1What is YAS?
A: Young Adult Space (YAS) is a drop-in space for all young adults ages 18-25, which means that you can stop by between 1-6PM and hang out. We also offer onsite case management and social service navigation.
2What is case management?
A: Case management is when you have someone who assists you with accessing services. A case manager can help you get health insurance, refer you to a mental health provider, help you to find housing, seek employment, etc. Enrolling in case management is a way to get help!
3Is YAS only for 18-25 year olds?
A: TCC's drop-in space is available for all individuals Mondays through Fridays from 10AM-6PM. The only difference between regular drop-in hours and YAS is that young adults have access to onsite case management and social service navigation from 1-6PM.
4What happens at YAS?
A: The drop-in space is your space! You can bring things to work on such as art projects and utilize our supplies. We offer art materials, games, crafting supplies, and life skill events.
5Can I bring a friend?
A: Yes, please!

 


 

Please reach out to us if you:

  • Are unsure which group is right for you
  • Have questions about the groups
  • Are a service provider interested in referring a client to these groups and would like more information
  • Have never attended a group before and would like more information on what to expect

Contact:

Sydney Henck, Director of Programs

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

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