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PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Autism and Anxiety Group:

Second and Fourth Tuesday, 5PM - 6PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Don't go it alone! Join TCC counseling staff in a safe and welcoming environment where participants can discuss the struggles and the realities of having autism or anxiety and work on skills to improve quality of life. Meetings are every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

Please email sydney@ctpridecenter.org for more information.

WHERE:

Zoom


Bisexuals & Allies:

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

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Bisexuals & Allies of Fairfield County (BAFC) is a nonjudgmental support and social group for all bisexual/non-monosexual folks in the Fairfield County area and their allies. Members include people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label, asexual, or otherwise, as well as straight, gay, and lesbian allies (friends and family). The group welcomes people of all genders, including cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, androgynous, genderqueer, and other gender identities.

BAFC seeks to build a stronger bi+ community and to increase the visibility and support of all who fall under the bisexual umbrella term. Closeted or out, monogamous or polyamorous, all are welcome to join as long as long as other members of the group are treated with respect and compassion. Members also coordinate and share social events, such as movie nights, hikes, dinners out, visiting local LGBTQ clubs, & planning for events like Celebrate Bisexuality Day in September or Pride month in June. The ultimate goal of Bisexuals & Allies is to help foster a warm, supportive community of friends.

CONTACT:

Sam R.

samara.e.rainey@gmail.com

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 18 and older. It is a safe space for expressing non-binary, fluid, or genderqueer identities among likeminded peers. Discussion of gender, including its evolving role in our society, will factor heavily into meetings.

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, 11AM - 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, 3PM - 4:30PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

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 Norwalk’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. PFLAG actively welcomes participation from people within the LGBTQ community.

CONTACT:

Kathy S.

pflagnorwalk@gmail.com

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


Triangle Transgender Society (TTS): 

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

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This group 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. Garnering acceptance by loved ones may be a significant challenge. 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.

amy@ctgay.org

WHERE:

Zoom

RECOVERY GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Every Sunday, 9AM - 10AM

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.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 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.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Place

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

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.

WHERE:

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850

 


Narcotics Anonymous:

Every Tuesday, 7PM - 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.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Place

650 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


NA Public Relations Subcommittee Meeting:

Second Thursday of Each Month, 7PM - 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.

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850

SOCIAL GROUPS

Coffee Talk Daytime Social:

First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 11AM - 12:30PM

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

This bimonthly daytime social program offers older adults and members of the LGBTQ community the opportunity to discuss current events and new ideas. At Coffee Talk, many participants like to partake in art projects and coloring while enjoying coffee and conversations.

CONTACT:

Sydney Henk

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Hybird

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person - Gathering Room, 650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


GAYmes Night:

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

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

From cute games like Unstable Unicorns to quirky card games like Cards Against Humanity, Gaymes Night is a fun, welcoming, sober, LGBTQ-friendly gathering for people who enjoy rolling dice and flipping cards over. Games rotate depending on participants' interests. Though there are plenty of games available on-site, visitors are welcome to bring their own favorites to meetings. Snacks are not provided but participants are welcome to bring food.

CONTACT:

Shaun F.

jpf12saf12@gmail.com

Russell H.

russhasan@gmail.com

WHERE:

Hybird

Zoom - Contact group leader for zoom information

In person -

Triangle Community Center, YAS! (Young Adult Space)

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850


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 sober group for those who have an interest in Dungeons & Dragons and other, less known tabletop role-playing games. Nerd Night is for any experience level, from the young, wet-behind-the-ears fighter to the wise wizard, all bravely pressing on to lands unknown. Group regulars are more than happy to explain the rules and help newcomers create a character. Grab your character sheets, roll your initiatives, and let the adventures begin.

We are currently running two campaigns on alternating Wednesdays. One is D&D 5E “Ravnica” and the other is a one to two session one-shot that changes each month. One-shots may use a number of different systems, like Pathfinder or Call of Cthulhu. There is often room in the one-shot for drop ins. However, it is advised to email the facilitators prior to attending Nerd Night to ask which campaign will be happening that week, as well as to see if there are any player openings available.

CONTACT:

Juno F.

junodistress@outlook.com

Kat B.

trancegemini613@gmail.com

WHERE:

Triangle Community Center

YAS! (Young Adult Space)

650 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850


Intersect (POC):

First Friday of Each Month, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Intersect is a program that provides space for queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming people of color to share their experiences and create ways to increase their visibility within the larger LGBTQ+ community. This program also acts as a support group for these individuals to share their feelings surrounding issues that specifically impact sexual and gender minorities of color with those that share similar experiences.

Group members are encouraged to express these feelings through creative avenues such as music, writing, and storytelling. Intersect is a place where those that feel forgotten in the community can be seen, encouraged, and empowered.

CONTACT:

Charneil Bush

charneilb@gmail.com

WHERE:

Zoom


Anime Night:

First and Third Saturday of Each Month, 5:00 PM - 7:00PM

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required (but encouraged)

Ages 18+

ABOUT:

Come gather with your friends for a great night of watching Anime.

CONTACT:

Russell Hasan

russhasan@gmail.com

WHERE:

Zoom

WELLNESS GROUPS

Gardening Group:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org


Rainbow Postal Pen Pal Program:

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

Exploring Creative Writing:

Wednesdays, 5pm - 6pm

Free, Weekly

Ages 18+

WHERE:

In person -

Triangle Community Center, Gathering Space

650 West Ave, Norwalk CT 06850

CONTACT:

Jen Boulette

zaia2303@gmail.com

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

Transgender & Gender Questioning Youth Forum:

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

Free, Bimonthly, No RSVP Required

Ages 13-24

ABOUT:

This is a bimonthly support group providing youth ages 13-24 with an environment to discuss gender that meets on the second and last Sunday of each month.

This group welcomes anyone who identifies as transgender, gender queer, gender questioning, gender variant, gender nonconforming, 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.

The first meeting of the month always coincides with a monthly meeting for parents, spouses, and families (PFLAG) in which participant's families are welcome to attend.

CONTACT:

Micaela S., LCSW

micaelascully@gmail.com

WHERE:

Zoom


YAS! - Young Adult Space:

Monday through Thursday, 1PM - 6PM

Ages 18+

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, along with attending daily programming. Come by and hang out!

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck, Director of Programs

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Discord


Young Adult Chat:

Monday and Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Ages 18 - 25

ABOUT:

This group will give young adults (18-25) the chance to talk about anything and everything LGBTQ. Some chat days will have a topic for discussion. This group is for fellow LGBTQ young adults to get together and hang out during this time of social distancing.

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom


Teen Queer Space:

Monday and Friday, 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Ages 13 - 17

ABOUT:

This group will give youth (ages 13-17) the chance to talk about anything and everything LGBTQ. Some chat days will have a topic for discussion. This group is for fellow LGBTQ youth to get together and hang out during this time of social distancing.

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom


Youth Hangout:

Every Wednesday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Ages 13 and under

ABOUT:

Who wants to hang? Introducing TCC’s newest youth hangout! This group is a safe space for kids under 13, monitored by TCC Social Work Staff.

CONTACT:

Sydney Henck

sydney@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom


Youth Exploring Creative Writing:

Every Saturday, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Ages 17 and under

ABOUT:

Love to write? Are you a new or experienced writer looking to test your craft? A poet who needs to speak your truth? Join our Youth Exploring Creative Writing Group! We meet Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM at TCC! This group is for 17 and under aged 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:

Triangle Community Center

650 West Ave

Norwalk, CT 06850

Zoom


Student-Athlete Huddle:

Every Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

ABOUT:

Calling all student athletes! Welcome to our newest group! The Student-Athlete Huddle is an empowerment group for high school student athletes. We welcome all levels of talent, interests, and school team eligibility to discuss the pressures and challenges of being a student athlete. Group members will learn coping and self-care strategies, practice mindfulness, and engage in various collaborative activities. Our Fall group starts September and meets virtually on Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Email mhintern3@ctgay.org to sign up!

CONTACT:

Kelli Ann Henry

mhintern3@ctpridecenter.org

WHERE:

Zoom

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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