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 compass@compassglcc.com.

Social and Discussion (Youth)


Youth Groups

Currently, the youth groups are meeting in-person AND virtually. Please email Amanda@compassglcc.com 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group


The Compass Bereavement/Loss Therapy Group is for anyone experiencing loss and seeking help with their grief.

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm

This group is led by licensed grief counselors and will meet at Compass Community Center.

If you would like more information on this group, or you would like to participate, please call Catherine Doe at 561-533-9699 ext. 4015 or email Catherine@CompassGLCC.com

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 Adrienne@compassglcc.com for the more information.

Next Coffee Clatch Meeting Date:


**Due to increasing COVID numbers folks will be asked to wear masks at these indoor events.

Monday, September 20, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-person at Compass Community Center to mingle with friends. Gary Cadwallader with Palm Beach Dramaworks will share about the theater and their upcoming season.

If you are more comfortable being virtual, just join us on Zoom.
Contact
Adrienne@compassglcc.com for Zoom link.

Next Coffee Clatch Book Club: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1 pm as an in-person and Zoom hybrid

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris (Paul's pick)
 

In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST 

Find it on Amazon
Contact Adrienne@compassglcc.com for Zoom link.

Future Coffee Clatch Dates:


September 20, 2021 
October 4 & 18, 2021
November 1 & 15, 2021
December 6 & 20, 2021

There will continue to be a Zoom element even once we are in person for those who cannot join in-person for health or distance reasons. 



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Future Book Club Titles:

The Sweetness of Water
by Nathan Harris (Paul's pick on 10/5)

Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Mike's pick on 11/2)

To End a Plague: America's Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa
by Emily Bass (Adrienne's pick on 12/7)

The Tender Grave
by Sheri Reynolds (Chris' pick on 1/4/2022)

Young Adult Transgender and Non-Binary Support/Social Group

Currently, all support groups are meeting virtually. Please email compass@compassglcc.com 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 Rex@Compassglcc.com


Transgender Economic Empowerment Program

Compass Transgender Economic Empowerment Program offers linkage to services that help transgender individuals attain economic stability and empowerment through career development. The program will assist participants with opportunities for self-development in the form of assistance with discovery of career goals, employment readiness services, and direct support from the program coordinator. This support is based on the unique needs of each individual, including developing or editing a resume and cover letter, strengthening interview skills, and guidance with professional attire through direct assistance and referrals to other area agencies. 

Compass Community Center adopts an affirming and sex positive philosophy in fulfilling our mission. As such all transgender individuals are encouraged to participate regardless of past work history (including entertainer or sex work), incarceration, or addiction history.

For more information, click here.

PFLAG

PFLAG Meetings in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County PFLAG

Please contact Carole Benowitz for information on meetings. 

Carole Benowitz
carolebeno@comcast.net
561.716.9464 

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 VIRTUALLY. For the Zoom link information, please email Michael@compassglcc.com

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.

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 virtually. For more information, email Michael@compassglcc.com



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. 4003


FTM Gender Support Group

This social and support group focuses on the needs of the FTM (Female to Male) Transgender community. Unfortunately this group is not meeting at the moment. For support please go to the PBC Gender Support Group on Thursdays at 7pm. 



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