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 for more information.

Youth 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 and Friday from 5pm-7pm.

The Transgender Youth Group meets every Friday from 5pm - 7pm.

The Authentically YOUth Suppot Group for Transgender Children and their families. Meets the second Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 11:30am.  

For more information, please contact Amanda Canete at 561-533-9699 or at or click here to visit the Youth Program Page.

Coffee Clatch

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 at the Community Center at 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Contact Adrienne Percival at for the more information.

Next Coffee Clatch Meeting Date:

Monday, February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00 pm 
Compass Community Center
201 N Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Future Coffee Clatch Meeting Dates:

February 3, 2020

March 2, 2020

April 6, 2020

May 4, 2020

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


PFLAG Meetings in English

Parents, families and friends of lesbian and gays meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in English.

For more information please contact:

Carole Benowitz

PFLAG Meetings in English & Espanol

PFLAG meets in English with a Spansih translator on the second Wednesday of the Month at 5:30pm-7:00pm

PFLAG (Padres, Amigos y Familiares de Lesbianas y Gays) comenzará a ofrecer reuniones bilingües (Inglés y Español) el segundo Miércoles de cada mes en Compass de 5:30pm a 7:00pm.

Para más información favor de contactar a (for more information contact): 

Carole Benowitz

Young Adult Transgender and Non-Binary Support/Social Group

Ages 18-29

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.

Support Groups

PBC Gender Support Group

All ages support group dedicated for transgender individuals and their supportive family members. Meets every Thursday at 7 pm.

Coming Out

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.

Positive Connection

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.  Closed group, please call 561-533-9699 ext 4003.

Positively Dynamite!

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.

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.

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.

Other Groups

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.