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).
Please note that the times and availability of groups may be impacted by COVID-19. We are doing everything we can to make the groups available in a virtual space. For more information, email [email protected]
Social and Discussion (Youth)
Currently, the youth groups are meeting in-person AND virtually. Please email [email protected] for more information on accessing specific groups.
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 from 5pm-7pm.
The Transgender Youth Group meets every Friday from 5pm - 7pm.
For more information, please contact Amanda Canete at 561-533-9699 or at [email protected]
Can’t get to Compass in person? Join conversations on Q Chat Space
Like Compass’ youth groups, Q Chat Space online discussion groups give you a dedicated space to meet other youth and discuss topics relevant to your identities and experiences - it’s just online! It is not a forum. It is live and chat-based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Facilitators are people who work at LGBTQ centers across the US.
Go to www.qchatspace.org to check it out and see topics and times. Q Chat Space is also available in Spanish.
¿No puedes venir a Compass en persona? Únete a nuestras conversaciones en Q Chat Space.
Tales como el Grupo de Jóvenes de Compass. Los grupos de discusión en línea de Q Chat Space ofrecen un espacio dedicado para conocer otros jóvenes y discutir temas relevantes sobre tu identidad y experiencias - ¡Es en línea! no es un foro. Es en vivo y por chat; no tiene video o sonido de audio. Todos los participantes chatean durante el tiempo programado. Los facilitadores son personas que trabajan en centros LGBTQ alrededor de los Estados Unidos.
Para conocer más sobre temas y horas, ve a la página: www.qchatspace.org. Q Chat Space también está disponible en Español.
Social and Discussion (Adult)
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.
Contact Nia Abbate at [email protected] for more information.
The Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group
The Compass Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group is for anyone experiencing loss and seeking help with their grief as a closed 6 week group meeting Wednesday evenings at Compass.
If you would like more information on this group, or you would like to participate, please call 561-533-9699 ext. 4015 or email [email protected]
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.
Join our private Facebook Coffee Clatch group for more info. Contact Adrienne Percival at [email protected]compassglcc.com for the more information.
Next Coffee Clatch:
Monday, May 1, 2023 from 10 am to noon
Join us in the Great Hall at Compass to enjoy Starbucks sponsored coffee & pastries and an hour of socializing.
Our speaker will be from the Flamingo Clay Studio in Lake Worth Beach. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Coffee Clatch Book Club - on Zoom
Tuesday, May 2 at 1 pm
Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht
New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA.
Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself.
An exhilarating page-turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.
Winner of the 2021 Edgar Award – G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Future Coffee Clatch Dates:
May 15, 2023
June 5 & 20 (Tues), 2023
July 3 & 17, 2023
August 7 & 21, 2023
September 5 (Tues) & 18, 2023
Upcoming speakers include World AIDS Museum, Society for the Four Arts and Mounts Botanical Gardens.
Find it on Amazon.
June 6 The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles
Young Adult Transgender and Non-Binary Support/Social Group
Currently, all support groups are meeting virtually. Please email [email protected] for more information on accessing specific groups.
Meets 1st and 3rd Friday each month 6-7 p.m.
The Young Adult Trans & Non-Binary group meets to discuss a variety of topics including healthy relationships, legal issues, sex education, gender identity, job readiness, and family. The group provides a safe and confidential space to connect, grow, and gain peer support.
For more information, please contact Rex Barnes at [email protected]
PFLAG Meetings in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County PFLAG
Please contact us for more information email [email protected]
PFLAG Meetings in Stuart
PFLAG of Stuart
For more information, please see the information below:
Meets the second Wednesday of the month on zoom.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
PBC Gender Support Group
All ages support group dedicated for transgender individuals and their supportive family members. Meets every Thursday from 7pm-8pm IN-PERSON at the Center. For the zoom information, please email [email protected]
A support group for people of all ages who are seeking or offering help with the coming out process. Starting in June 2023 meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm.
Group for and about HIV+ Men. Meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm-8:00pm. 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. Please call 561-533-9699 ext 4003.
Non-Binary Support Group
This support group is for those who identify as non-binary and would like a safe space to discuss their experiences with other non-binary identifying folx.
Meets at the center on Wednesdays from 6:30PM-8PM! All are welcome! (This is an in-person group.)
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. 4008
Trans Masculine Support Group
This social and support group focuses on the needs of those who identify on the trans masculine spectrum. Meets on Tuesdays at 6:15pm-7:15pm virtually and in-person (hybrid meeting model). Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
Good Orderly AA
This support group is dedicated for individuals who are recovering from alcoholism. Meets every Tuesday 7 pm at Compass Community Center at 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460
The LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Assault group meets on the first and third Monday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm. This is is a safe space for survivors to share, heal, and thrive. This group is made in partnership with Palm Beach County Victim Services. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
Proud Parent Support Group
This is a support group that is facilitated by parents of LGBTQ+ youth for the parents of LGBTQ+ youth of all ages. The group meets in-person on the second Wednesday of the Month at Compass Community Center from 5:30 - 7pm.
An inclusive group for all LGBTQ+ women to get outside together. This group meets one Saturday a month. For more information on location and other details, please email [email protected]