Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group: This group offers a safe place for LGBT families, partners and other caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones. The facilitator, Karen Groder, is an LPN. Meets 7:30 to 9 PM, the third Tuesday evening of each month. Direct any questions to Karen at […]

Chapter 9 Couple in Recovery: This group is open to couples and singles, gay, straight or otherwise, who want to improve their relationship with their significant other. Sunday 7-8PM This is a dial-in phone conference meeting. Parties can access the meeting call by dialing:  712-432-1500, using Access Code: 793614#

Gay Dads’ Support Group: A monthly group focusing on parent/child issues for gay dads. Drop-ins are welcome. Meets first Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Email Joe (Explorejoel@yahoo.com) for more information.

Gay Men’s Living Out Group: The Men's Living Out discussion group provides a safe and supportive environment where gay men meet for brotherhood and support. Meets every Wednesday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Gay Men’s Coming Out Group: A moderated discussion group for issues related to coming out as gay men. Men vote on the topic of the day. Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Send e-mail to njwarrior@aol.com for more info.

Living Soulfully: Living Soulfully is a community of men who love men to nurture individual and collective, conscious spiritual growth. You are invited to share an evening of connection! We nourish the mind, body and heart with opportunities to meet people, heart-felt sharing and fun in a safe, supportive environment. Originally founded in Boston as a satellite community of Easton Mountain, a gay men's retreat center in upstate New York, Living Soulfully is a non-profit grassroots organization of men loving men in community. We currently have centers in Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Tampa, FL, Wilmington, DE, Fort Lauderdale, FL and are now forming a group here in Central Jersey. For info, contact: Elias Scultori, ACC, MSM elias@eliasscultori.com 732.419.2566

Out Pagans Discussion Group: This group is open to anyway who is interested in paganism, this group is held the 2nd Sunday of the month 4pm to 6pm. Discussions topics will include all Pantheons and belief systems. Bring your beliefs and questions with you. We will talk about your particular belief system. We’ll compare and contrast with each other in a friendly […]

Overeater’s Anonymous: Mondays, 7:30pm. A program of recovery for compulsive overeaters using the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Open Big Book meeting. For more information, please contact Mark D. at 973-879-3038 or markdoa@gmail.com –or– Sarita at 732-233-5465.

Spanish speaking Social/Support Group: Spanish speaking Social/Support Group meets on the first and third Mondays of every Month from 7:30pm-9:00pm. If you speak Spanish and are a member of the LGBTIQA community, feel free to stop in and meet up with other members of the community.

The After School HangOUT: Support and Social Group for LGBTIQ youth 17 and younger and their straight allies! Come hang out with us at a save place to talk, meet new people, and have fun! It's an extension of our current Youth Drop-In that happens the Second and Forth Saturdays of the month! When: On hiatus for the summer months, will return in the fall.

TrueSelves: 3rd Sunday, 4 -6 PM. A facilitated support group exclusively for and about transgender-identified individuals, regardless of where on the transgender spectrum you believe you live. TrueSelves is a safe place where you can share your feelings and experiences in an open, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere. For more information please contact Samantha Nokes, noksammie@gmail.com. The group is run by the members.

Women Coming Out Support Group: This group provides a supportive environment for women who are at any stage of the coming out process. Women of all ages who consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning are welcome. Ages 18 and over. Meets on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of every month, 7:30PM to 9:00PM.

Young Men’s Social Network: A social/ support group for men 18-40. Meets every 1st and 3rd Monday at 8:00 pm. We talk about sex, love, sexuality, family life, pop culture, relationships and other related topics. Afterwards we socialize at a restaurant/diner in the area. For more information e-mail shy.matsi@gmail.com . Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 8:00-9:30pm. Begins Sept. 5, 2011.

Youth Drop In: The Youth Drop-In is a program for LGBTIQQ youth and their straight allies ages 17 and under who can drop in at the Pride Center of NJ for support, fun or to talk about what's going on in their lives. We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We offer the support group session for about an hour at 2:00pm for those that want or need it. Activities include discussions, watching movies, guest speakers, and fun games to meet and make new friends! For more information, please contact our adult administrator Ellen via email at ellengilioesq@aol.com or by phone at 973-342-1108 or contact our adult adviser Stacy via email at peacegeek1965@gmail.com.