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

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.

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 dylan@compassglcc.com for more information.

It's Complicated

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.

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. 

For more information, please contact Amanda Canete at 561-533-9699 or at amanda@compassglcc.com 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 the   Dec 3Jan 7Feb 4Mar 4Apr 8May 6June 3July 1 at 10 am at the Community Center.  

Contact Adrienne Percival at Adrienne@compassglcc.com for the more information.

Guest Speakers:

Dec 3 - Lorenzo Lowe about the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Jan 7 - State of the County, Mayor Melissa McKinley

Feb 4 - Palm Beach Cultural Council, Bama Deal

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

July 1 -   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. Currently, this group is closed, but future dates will be available. 

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

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.

PFLAG

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 pflag@pobox.com



Positive Connection

Group for and about HIV+ Men. Meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm. 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.

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 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon. Closed group, please call 561-533-9699 ext 4055.



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.  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.



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.

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.

 

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.