The Pride Center’s building is closed until further notice. Staff are working from home and going out into the community (with proper precautions) to support LGBTQ+ people and their families. Click here to read the full closure statement.

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Pride Center is offering:

-online support groups via Zoom

-online support for youth

-individualized emotional and material support

-frequent emails of uplifting content and mutual aid resources

 

Crisis Hotlines

behavioral health response team. phone 845-517-0400, rockland county mental health hotline trevor project: saving young lgbtq lives, phone 866-488-7386, LGBTQ+ suicide hotline Center for safety and change, phone 845-634-3344, if you or a loved one are the victim of domestic violence, abuse, human trafficking, or another crime and live in Rockland County contact us for help People to People: Phone 845-623-4900, Feeding rockland one meal at a time Blackline, phone 1-800-604-5841, helping the most-impacted folks through crisis, abuse, and mistreatment. one call at at time


Online Support Groups

 

All support groups are meeting on their regular schedule using the Zoom online video conference service. To access these meetings, please email the Pride Center at pride@rocklandpridecenter.org.

All groups listed here are for people ages 18 and over.

 

AA is also meeting online. Please call Dolores at 914-527-1863 for details.

 

Woman to Woman

 

Fourth Tuesdays

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Woman to Woman is a meet-up, discussion group, and social event. It’s a 1 1/2 hour meeting. No matter how you identify, whether you are single or in a relationship, if you feel you belong, you are welcome.

 

Gay Men’s Support Group

 

Second Tuesdays

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Gay Men’s Group is a meet-up, discussion group, and social event. It’s a confidential, 1 1/2 hour meeting. The group is open to men who identify as Gay, Bi, Queer, MSM, Same Gender Loving, Questioning or . . . no matter how you identify, whether you are single or in a relationship, if you feel you belong, you are welcome! The sessions are held in Rockland County, but men from other communities are most welcome. 

 

Bi/Pan/Queer Collective

 

Fourth Wednesdays

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bi+/Pan/Queer Collective is an affirming and gender-inclusive support circle and discussion group for people who identify as Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer, or otherwise experience sexual or romantic attraction to more than one gender. Whether you’re out and visible or just questioning the fluidity of your sexual/romantic identity, you are welcome.

Meetings are open to all genders and are confidential. We encourage attendance by Rockland County residents as well as anyone from surrounding communities. Attendance at prior meetings or Rockland County Pride Center events is not required.

 

Talking About Gender

 

Second Wednesdays

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Talking about Gender (or TaG for short) is a support discussion group for Transgender and Non-Binary identified people who are 18 years or older.* It is open to those from Rockland as well as from surrounding communities. Never been to the TaG group before? You are most welcome to attend.

*If you are a Trans/NB identified person who is under 18 years of age, please call the Rockland County Pride Center at 845-353-6300.

**If you are a relative, friend or ally of a Trans or Non-Binary identified person and are looking for support, please call the Rockland County Pride Center at 845-353-6300.

 

Deep Dive Trans and Non-Binary Group

 

Third Tuesdays

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This is a group for Transgender and Non-Binary adults, 18 and over, to explore the intimate aspects of their lives.

Examples of topics include relationships, all aspects of sexuality, aging, and living your best Trans or Non-Binary life. If you feel as though you belong, you are most welcome to attend this group.

Cisgender (not Trans) partners, family, or friends in need of support, please call the Rockland Pride Center 845-353-6300.

 

Parents of Trans Youth: Trans-Parents Group

 

Third Wednesdays

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Parents of Trans Youth Support Group: Trans-Parents is a support discussion group for parents and guardians of children and youth identifying as Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming.

 

 

Neuro-Queer Support Group

 

Every Thursday

2:30 pm

A new collaboration from BRIDGES & Rockland County Pride Center. Do you identify as a person of the LGBTQ+ community and consider yourself among the neurodiverse population?

Would you like to participate in a support group to discuss experiences, socialize, and meet on a regular basis?

For more information about this group, please email Carlos: croman@bridgesrc.org.

 

 

50+ Connections

 

Fourth Wednesdays and select Sundays

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Getting older brings life changes no matter who we are, and being LGBTQ+ can heighten the challenges this brings. Some of us may have physical challenges, we may have lost partners, family, and/or close friends, we may feel isolated or lonely, or we may simply be feeling a lack of opportunity to discuss events whether positive or not so positive with others who share common life experiences.

We plan for the group to be a discussion group about any topic, but we also hope to have other activities depending on group input. LGBTQ+ Connections is a social and support group, not a psychotherapy group, and is free of charge.

The group will be led by Judy Gringorten, Rockland Pride volunteer and local psychotherapist. Judy herself is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ 50+ club!

 

Support for Youth

 

Youth who are already connected with the Pride Center’s Youth Program can participate in Zoom calls 6 days per week. If you or someone you know needs support, please call the Pride Center at 845-353-6300 to be connected with Alex Francisco, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Services.

 

Individualized Emotional and Material Support

 

Pride Center staff are focused on helping people survive this crisis physically and emotionally. If you need support or assistance, please reach out to us via phone at 845-353-6300, email at pride@rocklandpridecenter.org, or message us on Facebook or Instagram.

Examples of support the Pride Center can provide include, delivering groceries or pharmacy supplies to people who can’t leave their homes, ongoing check-ins via phone, and connection to mental health and crisis services.

 

Email Mailing List Sign-Up

 

Click here to subscribe to the Pride Center’s email mailing list. During this crisis, we send out frequent emails with uplifting content and mutual aid resources.

 

servicios en español

 

El edificio del Pride Center está cerrado hasta nuevo aviso. El personal trabajara desde casa y seguira dando Los servicios a la comunidad (con las precauciones adecuadas) para apoyar a nuestra comunidad LGBTQ + y sus familias.

Durante este tiempo, el Centro del Orgullo ofrece apoyo emocional y material individualizado. Por ejemplo, entregara víveres o suministros de farmacia a personas que no pueden salir de sus hogares, registros continuos por teléfono, etc. Nuestro objetivo es ayudar a las personas a sobrevivir en este momento difícil. Llámenos al 845-353-6300 y deje un mensaje para Alex o Amanda. Le devolverán la llamada lo antes posible. También puede enviarnos un mensaje en Facebook o Instagram.

Pride Center quisiera comenzar a ofrecer un grupo de apoyo LGBTQ + en español a través del servicio de videoconferencia Zoom. Si está interesado en esto, ¡háganoslo saber! Llámenos al 845-353-6300, envíenos un correo electrónico a pride@rocklandpridecenter.org, o envíenos un mensaje en Facebook o Instagram

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