Support and Social Activities

Adult Families of Trans* Youth Group (AFTY)

A facilitated discussion and social group, run by the Gay Alliance, to provide the families of trans* adolescents with a safe forum for self-expression, a shared network of support, and to be a central hub of knowledge and resources. Please join us on the first Tuesday of the month at the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gay Alliance.  100 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.

AFTY
100 College Ave, Suite 100
Rochester
NY
14607
585-244-8640
Bolz, Madeleine Reynolds, (M.S., LMHC, NCC)

Madeleine Reynolds Bolz provides counseling for children, young adults and parents. She is experienced in Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a variety of issues. Special areas of interest are children of gay parents and families experiencing chronic illness and loss. Some insurance is accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.

46 Prince Street
Rochester
NY
585-507-0454
585-586-8433
Camp Aranu’tiq (Transgender Youth Summer Camp)

Our mission is to provide transgender and gender-variant youth with a safe, fun, and unique camp experience during which they are able to express gender however they are comfortable and connect with others in similar situations. This is a weeklong overnight camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8-15.

Camp Aranu’tiq is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. It was born out of the idea that transgender and gender-variant youth needed a safe place to relate to others like them, away from home, in a beautiful rural setting where they can concentrate on what every camper loves: having fun. We are planning our first-ever camp week during the summer of 2010. We will be making every effort to have Aranu’tiq available to transgender and gender-variant youth from all socio-economic backgrounds. Due to the sensitive nature of our program, the exact location of Aranu’tiq can be obtained by interested parents, volunteers, and campers by contacting us (click on link: “contact us”). The camp is in the New England area. We are currently working on obtaining grants and individual and corporate contributions. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please click “donate” to do so directly online, or contact us via email or phone.

http://www.camparanutiq.org/
P.O. Box 620141
Newton Lower Falls
MA
617-467-5830
Campanaro-Cummings, Vicki Jo (Msed NCC)

Vickijo Campanaro-Cummings is a New York Licensed and national certified psychotherapist with graduate degrees in counseling, psychology, music and education. She has been in private practice for over 25 years. Vickijo has held positions as educator, therapist and consultant at a number of institutions including Nazareth College of Rochester. She has also run workshops and groups on a variety of topics. Vickijo originated the first and longest running straight spouse Support Group in New York State. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis and Thought Field Therapy. Vickijo is the associate director for the The Assisi Institute, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster the integration of the mystical traditions of both Eastern and Western spirituality.

She also specializes in straight spouse support.

595 Blossom Rd Suite 315
Rochester
NY
585-325-4090
Clarity Mediations

Gail Ferraioli provides mediation services in a healing, neutral environment for couples and families. She helps them to resolve or manage conflict so they can move forward with greater harmony and peace as they choose to remain together, separate or divorce. Complimentary consultations are offered.

http://www.claritymediations.com
400 Perinton Hills Office Pk, Suite 460
Fairport
NY
585-421-0518
COLAGE (People with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender or queer parent)

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

http://www.colage.org/
PO Box 28448
Seattle
WA
855-4-COLAGE
Families Joined by Love

Families Joined by Love is a weblog which provides a one-stop bookstore, resource guide, and community for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender parents and their loved ones.

With this blog, we aim to bring LGBT families and allies together for discussion and activism to promote marriage equality, social acceptance, and family building opportunities for the LGBT community.

Family Acceptance

A website that provides support and resources for parents of gay children.

http://www.familyacceptance.com
Family Caregiver Alliance

LGBT Caring Community Program and Online Support Group. Search “LGBT” on our site to see what we have to offer.

https://caregiver.org/
690 Market St, Suite 600
San Francisco
CA
800-445-8106
Family Equality Council
http://www.familyequality.org/
PO Box 206
Boston
MA
617-502-8700
617-502-8701