Support Groups

Adolescent LGBTQ Skills Group
Skills group using CBT and DBT skills focusing on anxiety, depression, and SI. We will be looking at negative thoughts, behaviors, and feelings and how they impact well being. Age range from 13-21 years old. I do accept 12 year olds on a case by case basis. Client’s would need to be in individual therapy either with my agency or already set up elsewhere to be in this group. Admission to group is continuous.

20 Winter Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
(781) 241-4207 EXT:1809
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/adolescent-lgbtq-skills-group-pembroke-ma/98000?sid=1524248095.0348_18188&state=MA&spec=187&ref=1&tr=ResultsName

AIDS Care Ocean State: Solace Youth Group 
Designed for teens and young adults who are living with HIV. Members discuss their struggles and triumphs since learning their HIV positive status.  Meets Tuesdays from 4 to 6pm.

18 Parkis Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
nicolem@aidscareos.org
http://www.aidscareos.org/OurServices/SupportGroups.aspx

AIDS Care Ocean State: Gay Male Support Group
Meets Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3pm

18 Parkis Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
nicolem@aidscareos.org
http://www.aidscareos.org/OurServices/SupportGroups.aspx

Bereavement Support Group
If you have had someone significant to you die in the last year and have been wanting a safe, confidential space to talk about it, consider joining this group. During this 8 week group, we will name the common experiences of grief and loss. We will also allow each person their unique experience of their love and the relationship that has been altered by that loss. The group will include some mindfulness, guided imagery, writing exercises and discussion. This group is open and affirming- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight.This is a general loss group, may it be your parent, partner, spouse, sibling.  4-5:30 PM Friday afternoons for 8 weeks, sliding scale available.

3464 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
877-207-8479
http://themeetingpoint.org/groups/

Boston Glass
Boston GLASS (Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services) provides a continuum of services to LGBTQQ+ youth of color and their allies in the Greater Boston area. As a leader in LGBTQ+ youth services, we also provide education and consultation to other providers and community organizations.

75 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02119
(857) 399-1920 EXT:2322
https://jri.org/services/health-and-housing/health/boston-glass

Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Men’s Support Group
Mondays, 7 –  9 PM, Edward’s Church

297 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
mrcdirectororofsupportgroups@mrc.org

Gayshare RI
GayShare is a support group for men in many stages of the coming out process.  We range from those who are struggling to come out of the closet to those who have been out for many years.  Most are seeking a safe place to meet and talk with other gay men in a non-threatening setting.

Pawtucket, RI 02860
Info@gayshare.org
https://sites.google.com/site/gayshareri/

Generation Q
Generation Q is a confidential educational and social/support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and straight allies. This peer-led group provides an opportunity for youth to build community, and provides support, advocacy, and education on GLBTQ topics.  Meet Tuesdays from 4-7 PM in Greenfield and Wednesday’s from 4:30-7:30 PM in Northampton.

Greenfield, MA
GenQ@communityaction.us
http://fhyouth.org/drupal/supports/generation-q-and-tree

GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous Group
Meetings are Fridays, 7:30 PM, St. John’s Episcopal Church

48 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Longmeadow Support Group for Parents, Family, and Friends of LGBTQIA People
Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 PM, First Church of Christ

763 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 539-0864

McVAGLY
The purpose of this group is to bring together the population of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally youth ages 13 to 23 to celebrate our community. The towns and cities that make up the Merrimack Valley area are so close, yet so far away in their customs, community, and views on queer rights issues. This group was created so that its members can find positive resources and support on these issues.  

Meetings will take place:
Mondays 6:30 to 8:30pm
@North Parish Unitarian Universalist
in North Andover Old Center
190 Academy Road
North Andover, MA 01845
Out Metro West

OUT MetroWest enriches the LGBTQ community in MetroWest Boston and the larger world through programming, education, and advocacy.

Framingham, MA 01703
508-875-2122
http://outmetrowest.org

Out Now
Since 1995, Out Now has been the only youth organization in Springfield, MA dedicated to supporting the agency of our queer families.

1695 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
413-736-4610
http://outnowyouth.org

PFLAG: Attleboro
Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.  Meets every third Wednesday from 7-8:30pm at Second congregational Church

50 Park St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
pflagattleboro@gmail.com
https://www.pflag.org/chapter/pflag-attleboro

PFLAG: Cape Cod
Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, ally or member of the LGBTQ community, ​PFLAG is here to provide you ​support, information, and a platform for advocacy.

1969 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02361
info@pflagcapecod.org
http://www.pflagcapecod.org

PFLAG: Franklin Hampshire
In 2008, our chapter began meeting in Ashfield. A small circle of families saw the need of a group to provide advocacy, education and support for their own LGBTQI children. Our members learned to support each other concerning LGBTQI issues.

325 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 625-6636
https://fhcpflag.weebly.com/contact-and-meeting-information.html

PFLAG: Greater Boston
We are a group of parents, families, friends, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our LGBTQ family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy.

Waltham, MA 02454
781-891-5966
http://gbpflag.org

PFLAG: Greater Providence
We provide support, education and advocacy for parents, families, friends and allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut.  Monthly meeting from 6:45 to 8:45pm at The MET School in Providence.

325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
pflagprovidence@gmail.com
http://www.pflagprovidence.org

PFLAG: Worcester
We are there to provide support for those in need. You’ll find us a diverse, very friendly and sympathetic group with a variety of experiences. We were once in your shoes and approached our first PFLAG meeting with trepidation. As parents, friends, and/or GLBT people, we now share our journeys and learn from each other. Some of our stories may be helpful to you in sorting out your own possibly conflicting and painful feelings. Our speakers may give you helpful information and new insights.

4 Mann Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(774) 402-8142
https://www.worcesterpflag.org

Project Weber/RENEW support group
Weekly support group for high-risk transgender people. This includes those struggling with mental health issues, domestic violence and those that are HIV+.

32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
info@weberrenew.org
http://www.weberrenew.org/services/

Prysm: Queer and Trans Thursdays
A space for queer and trans youth of color (24 and under) to challenge mainstream LGBTQ narratives, support each other, and just hang out. We have a drop-in space with food, video games and board games every other week, and planning meetings and educational workshops during the weeks in between.  Meets from 6-8pm in Room B7.

669 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI 02907
qt@prysm.us
https://www.facebook.com/pg/qtthursdays/about/?ref=page_internal

Safe Homes
We are Safe Homes, a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources, and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.

4 Mann Street
Worcester, MA 01602
508.755.0333
http://www.safehomesma.org/index.html

Safe Passage
Safe Passage provides emergency shelter in a confidential location, for the safety of our guests.  Community services include counseling, advocacy, peer support, and legal services, offered at our office in Northampton and in locations throughout Hampshire County.  Welcomes men, women, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors, and folks of no gender.

43 Center Street, Suite 304
Northampton, MA 01060
413-586-5066
https://safepass.org

Sojourner House: LGBTQ+ Survivors Support Group
This support group is for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, which meets every Thursday from 1-2PM at their drop-in center.  Before attending group please contact Kassie at khawkins@sojournerri.org, there is basic screening prior to joining group.

386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
khawkins@sojournerri.org
http://www.sojournerri.org/

The Network/La Red
A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Services include a hotline, safe home, support groups, and training.

Boston, MA 02114
Hotline (Voice): 617-742-4911
Hotline (TTY): 617-227-4911
http://tnlr.org/

TGI Network of RI: Borderlands
A peer-led support group open to TGI people and to those who are exploring whether a TGI identity is a good description of their experience.  Meetings are held from 7-9pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month and 1-3pm on the first and third Saturday of the month in Providence.  Contact for location.

Providence, RI
borderlands@tginetwork.org
http://www.tginetwork.org/groups-and-services/borderlands-peer-support-group

TGI Network of RI: TransPartners New England
Contact for location, meets first Tuesday of month from 7-8pm.

Providence, RI
partners@tginetwork.org
http://www.tginetwork.org/groups-and-services/transpartners-new-england

TGI Network of RI: TransFamily New England
Free and confidential group meeting for parents (and other family members) of someone identifying as transgender, gender variant, or intersex. We offer a safe space to explore the impact of a loved one’s TGI identity and an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in Providence, RI from 6:30-8:30pm.  Contact for location.

family@tginetwork.org
http://www.tginetwork.org/groups-and-services/transfamily-new-england

Trans* Boys Group:
A weekly group on every monday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM for trans* boys ages 13-15. Covered by most insurances or for a fee of $12/week.

2 Richmond Square, Suite 203
Providence, RI 02906
401-227-0372
https://www.eastcoastmentalwellness.com/groups/trans-boys-group-sign/

Trans*Partners Support Group 
A drop-in support group for non-trans* partners of trans*individuals undergoing social or medical transition. Registration Required
1340 Bolyston Street

Boston, MA 02215
857.313.6551
http://fenwayfocus.org/2014/09/support-group-offers-space-for-partners-of-trans-people/

Trans4mations
An educational drop-in group for transgender, gender variant, and questioning individuals. This group is limited to individuals, 18-35.  Meets on Mondays from 6-8 PM.

85 Green Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508-755-3773
https://www.meetup.com/Worcester-Transgender-Meetup/

TransCEND
TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) provides support and risk reduction services to transgender women (male to female). The program offers member support, assistance with accessing basic services, medical care, support groups, educational groups, risk reduction materials, and individual case management.

75 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02119
http://www.aac.org/transcend/

Transgender Support Group for Adults (18+)
This group is open to adults 18 + who identify as transgender, agender, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, etc. It is a professionally-led, ongoing group that meets once per month. This group provides a safe space to seek support with the coming out process; social and medical transitioning; partner support; mental health; finding an accepting community; coping with family, religious, or social acceptance or rejection; workplace or college challenges; body image; gender dysphoria; etc. An Initial Consultation/Intake, with fee, is required prior to participation in this group. To schedule an intake session, go to www.centerforcls.com

495 Centre Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508) 214-4182
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/groups/transgender-support-group-for-adults-18-middleboro-ma/66867?sid=1524248095.0348_18188&state=MA&spec=187&ref=6&tr=ResultsName

TREE
TREE (Trans Rights, Education, and Empowerment) provides additional education and support to trans and gender non-conforming youth during Generation Q meetings.  Meet Tuesdays from 4-7 PM in Greenfield and Wednesday’s from 4:30-7:30 PM in Northampton.

Northampton, MA 01060
TREE@communityaction.us
http://fhyouth.org/drupal/supports/generation-q-and-tree

Unity of the Pioneer Valley 
UniTy of the Pioneer Valley is the Springfield, MA area Transgender support group. Our meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of every month, Sept-June at 3300 Main St, Springfield, MA at 7pm.

3300 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01107
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UniTySpringfield/

Women of Color Group 
The Women of Color support group is for women of color who are at least 23 years of age and older. This is a bi-weekly group that will meet for 8 weeks. It is limited to 10 women. This group is inclusive of women who are LGBTQ, as well as women who are heterosexual. This is an ideal group for women who are interested in developing skills or strengthening existing skills to manage anxiety, depression, relationships, and their professional identity.

3464 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
877-207-8479
http://themeetingpoint.org/groups/

Youth on Fire
Youth on Fire (YOF), a program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, is a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

1 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-2508
http://www.aac.org/youth-on-fire/

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