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)


Youth Groups

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]

Q Chat

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.

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¿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)

Entourage

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.

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Entourage has partnered with the Palm Beach County Library System for a Queer Young Adult Book Club! We meet from 6-7 pm and you can join us in person at Compass or virtually over Zoom for a discussion on the book of the month. Past reads have included the graphic novel "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe and the sci-fi novel "The Darkness Outside Us" by Eliot Schrefer. Our next meetings will be on Wednesday, November 30th to discuss "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai and Tuesday, December 20th to talk about "Written in the Stars" by Alexandria Bellefleur. Reach out to Nia at [email protected] to find out how you can borrow a book whether you want a physical copy, e-book, or audiobook.

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

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 Date:


Tuesday, January 17, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are meeting in-person at Compass Community Center in the Great Hall. We will be providing Starbucks coffee & pastries.

Our speaker will be from Drive Shack sharing about the dozen different ways you can have fun there!

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Next Coffee Clatch Book Club: Tuesday, February 6, 2023 at 1 pm on Zoom exclusively (members join from various states) 

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music.

When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

Contact [email protected] for Zoom link.

Future Coffee Clatch Dates:


February 6 & Tues 21, 2023
March 6 & 20, 2023
April 3 & 17, 2023
May 1 & 15, 2023
June 5 & 19, 2023
July 3 & 17, 2023

Upcoming speakers include Mittleman Eye cataract specialist.
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Future Books:
March 6  The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr  
April 4  Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
May 2  Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht
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.

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.

For more information, please contact Rex Barnes at [email protected]


PFLAG

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.com/groups/PFLAGStuartFL/ 

Webpage: https://www.pflagstuartfl.org/

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. The final Thursday of each month will be virtual on zoom (NOT IN PERSON). For the zoom information, please email [email protected]

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.  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.)



Libertad

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

LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Assault Group

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.

Out and About

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]