ADDRESS
618 West Ave, Ste 205
Norwalk, CT 06850

OFFICE HOURS
MON-FRI 10am – 6pm
SAT-SUN CLOSED

Peer Support Groups

Bisexuals & Allies

First Thursdays of Each Month

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Ages 18+

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

Bisexuals & Allies of Fairfield County (BAFC) is a nonjudgmental support and social group for all bisexual/non-monosexual folks in the Fairfield County area and their allies.  Members include people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label, asexual, or otherwise, as well as straight, gay, and lesbian allies (friends and family).  The group welcomes people of all genders, including cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, androgynous, genderqueer, and other gender identities. 

BAFC seeks to build a stronger bi+ community and to increase the visibility and support of all who fall under the bisexual umbrella term.  Closeted or out, monogamous or polyamorous, all are welcome to join as long as long as other members of the group are treated with respect and compassion..  Members also coordinate and share social events, such as movie nights, hikes, dinners out, visiting local LGBTQ clubs, & planning for events like Celebrate Bisexuality Day in September or Pride month in June. The ultimate goal of Bisexuals & Allies is to help foster a warm, supportive community of friends.

WHERE
Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
August 3
September 7
October 5

Gay Fathers of Western Connecticut

Last Friday of Each Month

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Ages 18+

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required (Email Ed at dads@gfwc.us)**

About the program:

Gay Fathers of Western Connecticut (GFWC) is a monthly meeting dedicated to men of all ages that have been or still are in heterosexual relationships and have children from those relationships.

Issues range from things like coming out or not coming out, breakup, separation, divorce, rebuilding and maintaining lasting relationships with their children.

To attend a meeting or to inquire about attending, you must first contact Ed at dads@gfwc.us to introduce yourself.

WHERE
Location given with RSVP

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
*Break for Summer*
September

Finding My Freedom (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse)

Every Monday

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ages 18+

Free, Weekly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (Finding My Freedom) is a support group led by the dedicated professionals at the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education that offers help and a forum for adult survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. With your peers in a safe forum here at Triangle Community Center, you can get the tools you need to engage with others and to get your power back.

WHERE
Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Triangle Transgender Society (Adult Transgender Support)

First and Third Tuesday of Each Month

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ages 18+

Free, Bi-Monthly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

This group welcomes any member of the transgender community regardless of labels or self-identification. The meetings are private, free, and open with topics varying each meeting dependent upon need. Generally, there is time for socializing. Garnering acceptance by loved ones may be a significant challenge.This is a group that values free expression. This is a group where you can present yourself in the attire that represents how you feel inside.

WHERE
Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
August 1, 15
September 5, 19

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Second Sunday of Each Month

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Ages 18+

Free, Bi-Monthly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

PFLAG has chapters nationwide and is the nation's largest family and ally organization. PFLAG's mission is to meet people where they are and collaborate with others to support families, allies, and people who are LGBTQ. PFLAG's monthly meetings provide support and information for those whose loved ones are exploring personal issues pertaining to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

WHERE
Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
August 13
September 10

Questioning & Coming Out for Women

Fourth Monday of Each Month

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Ages 18+

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

A monthly, drop-in support group for anyone identifying as female, who is questioning their sexual orientation, contemplating coming out or has become aware of same sex attractions in adulthood. 

The group meets to share their experiences and offer each other emotional support, practical resources and advice within a safe and confidential environment. This group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm, except August. 

RSVPs are appreciated but not required. 

Please contact the facilitators below for further information.

Facilitators: Beth Counselman-Carpenter at bethiqua@gmail.com and Nicky Radcliffe at nickyradcliffe@gmail.com.

Check out our Meetup page. 

WHERE
Location given with RSVP

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
September 25
October 23

Lesbian Latebloomers

Second Monday of Each Month

Ages 18+

Free, Monthly, RSVP Required**

About the program:

This is a monthly support group that provides guidance, help, and support for women who are married/partnered to men and/or have children and who are questioning their sexual orientation later in life. The group meets once a month to share common experiences and offer each other emotional support and practical advice in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free zone. The group welcomes women who have recently become aware of a same sex attraction and/or are questioning their position within a marriage or their relationship with a husband or are struggling with the challenges of coming out to their children. We are a support group- not a social group. We meet once a month. Please contact the facilitators below for more information or to join us at our next meeting. 

RSVPs are required prior to attending group.**

Facilitators: Beth Counselman-Carpenter at bethiqua@gmail.com and Nicky Radcliffe at nickyradcliffe@gmail.com

WHERE
RSVP to the facilitators for details on this group including the time and location.

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
September 11
October 9

Nonbinary Discussion & Support

Second Monday of Each Month

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Ages 21+

Free, Monthly, No RSVP Required

About the program:

The nonbinary group is a peer support group for adults 21 and older. It is a safe space for expressing non-binary, fluid, or genderqueer identities among likeminded peers. Discussion of gender, including its evolving role in our society, will factor heavily into meetings.

WHERE
Triangle Community Center
618 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Upcoming 2017 Dates (subject to change)
August 14
September 11
October 9

Please reach out to us if you:
  • are unsure which group is right for you
  • have questions about the groups
  • are a service provider interested in referring a client to these groups and would like more information
  • have never attended a group before and would like more information on what to expect

Contact:

Program Coordinator, Katelyn Owens

Katelyn@CTPrideCenter.Org

203-853-0600 ext 103