Social and Support Groups
Compass safe, state-of-the-arts facility in the heart of downtown Lake Worth is home to more than 20 professional and peer-led therapeutic, support, social, discussion and health related groups.
More than 250 individuals participate in the weekly organizational meetings, which include Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Positive Living Support Group, and Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
Social and Discussion
Compass Entourage is a community for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ (ages 18-29) who want to have fun, socialize, form relationships, and build a stronger community in which to work, live, and play. Entourage has events and groups every month. Come and join us at any of our regular meetings and be part of the group.
Entourage meets every Thursday from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Center.
A subset of Entourage is Sex Talks & Empowerment All for Men (STEAM). STEAM is a social group that gives young gay, bisexual & questioning men (ages 18 to 29) an opportunity to talk about sex and empower each other to make the right decisions.
Contact Dylan Brooks at email@example.com for more information.
It’s Complicated – This lively social group is open to all gay men, including trans men; however there is a focus on men of color. This group addresses the ins and outs of relationships in the gay community. In order to address the disproportionate rate of HIV among gay men of color, this group provides a forum to discuss challenges surrounding sex, love, and relationships.
The group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm
Contact Lorenzo Lowe at Lorenzo@compassglcc.com for the more information.
Compass currently has both a Youth Group and Transgender Youth Group which meet on a regular basis.
The Compass Youth Group is for LGBTQ teens and allies ages 12-18.
The Transgender Youth Group is for transgender identifying individuals between the ages of 12 - 18.
The Youth Group meets every Wednesday and Friday from 5pm-7pm.
The Transgender Youth Group meets every Friday from 5pm - 7pm.
Coffee Clatch at Compass is a social group focusing on the mature LGBT+ community in Palm Beach County, with the intent of providing an enjoyable environment for meeting friends, discussing interesting topics, and engaging in community projects.
The group meets the Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6, June 3, July 1 at 10 am at the Community Center.
Contact Adrienne Percival at Adrienne@compassglcc.com for the more information.
Dec 3 - Lorenzo Lowe about the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
Jan 7 - State of the County, Mayor Melissa McKinley
Mar 4 - Drag Queen Panel, Melissa St. John & Friends
Apr 8 - Let's Talk Sex with Dr. Stacy
May 6 - The Book Cellar
June 3 - Speaker pending
The Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group
The Compass Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group is for anyone experiencing loss and seeking help with their grief.
This group is led by licensed grief counselors and will meet at Compass Community Center.
New meetings will start in January 2019.
If you would like more information on this group, or you would like to participate, please call Jacque Jamason at 561.777.9934 or email Jacque@CompassGLCC.com
PBC Gender Support Group
All ages support group dedicated for transgender individuals and their supportive family members. Meets every Thursday at 7 pm.
Parents, families and friends of lesbian and gays. Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5 pm and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Group for and about HIV+ Men. Meets every Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:30pm. An opportunity for men to get together, learn and support each other. Mutual help, educational and community advocacy. Group solely for those diagnosed with HIV. Closed group, please call 561-533-9699 ext 4003.
Group for and about HIV+ women, gives an opportunity for women to get together, learn and support each other. Group solely for those diagnosed with HIV. Meets the last Monday of the month at 6pm. Closed group, please call 561-533-9699 ext 4055.
Grupo para Hispanos viviendo con VIH. El grupo es una oportunidad para gente viviendo con VIH a reunir, aprender, y apoyar uno(a) a otro(a). El grupo ofrece ayuda mutual, educación, y abogacía de comunidad. El segundo Jueves del mes a las 12pm. Grupo privado, por favor llamas 561-533-9699 ext. 4003
FTM Gender Support Group
This social and support group focuses on the needs of the FTM (Female to Male) Transgender community. Meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.
A support group for people of all ages who are seeking or offering help with the coming out process. Meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm.
Non-Binary Support Group
This support group is designed to provide a place for those who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming. Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.
Good Orderly AA
This support group is dedicated for individuals who are recovering from alcoholism. Meets every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm at Lambda North Clubhouse. Lambda is located 2 blocks southeast of Compass at 18 South J Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460.
Palm Beach Prime Timers
This discussion, social and support group is dedicated to issues for and about mature gay and bisexual men. Meets every second Saturday of the month 2:30-4:30 pm. For more information click here.
Rusty Gordon's LGBT Democratic Caucus Meeting
Join members of the Rusty Gordon’s LGBT Democratic Caucus at their monthly meeting. NOW LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month.