Support Groups

Bereavement Support Group for Grieving Partners

This bereavement support group is led by professional facilitators from the perspective of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. These are on-going, open, drop-in meetings for men and women whose spouse or life-partner has died – people who “were made for each other.”

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-7:00pm.

Center for Compassion and Healing at Lifetime Cares Offices is located at 3111 Winton Rd. South (just south of Brighton-Henrietta TL Rd., across from Cadillac Dealer and Pizza Hut; look for the memorial eagle out front.)

No preregistration required. Free-will donation to hospice requested at each session.

3111 Winton Rd. S.
Bi/Gay Men’s Therapy Group

The Bi/Gay Men’s Therapy group meets every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30pm at 25 Canterbury Road, Rochester, NY. Group is for adult bi/gay males who are struggling with depression, anxiety, social isolation, internalized sexual prejudice, low self-esteem, and are having difficulty connecting with the LGBT community in healthy ways. This is an ongoing group and new members can join when ready. Members are asked to make an 8 week commitment. Group fee is very reasonable.

25 Canterbury Road
New York
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
840 University Avenue
Crystal Meth Anonymous Meeting

This meeting is for Crystal Meth users, but is open to other addictions. It starts at 4pm and is at Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Ave @ Brunswick (2nd Floor). Bus riders take the #1 Park Ave bus to the corner of Park and Brunswick.

815 Park Ave
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Central New York Support Group

Adult Group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6PM-7:30PM at SAGE Upstate 431 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202 Youth Group meets the the second Monday of every month from 5PM-6:30PM at Transistional Living Services 420 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Free to Be (AA)

This is an open meeting and anyone can attend. It is not limited to just alcoholics and addicts. Mixed men and women, handicapped accessible, Friday nights at 7:30 PM at the Yellow House.

1601 Jackson Road
Gilda’s Club Gay and Lesbian Support Group

Welcome! Gilda’s Club provides a meeting place for men, women and children living with cancer, along with their family and friends. They join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care.

Free of charge and non-profit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, homelike setting. Gilda’s Club is funded through the generosity of private individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants.

The Gay and Lesbian Support Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Reservations are requested.
255 Alexander Street
Guys’ Night Out

Guys’ Night Out
Guys’ Night Out is a local trans* group that meets at 1pm on the second Saturday of the month at Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave. Transmen and those identifying with trans-masculine experience (including questioning individuals) are welcome.  Please know this is a welcoming space with no set expectations on what it means to identify as a “transman” each of us has such a diverse background and life experiences!! There is no commitment to attend each month.  There will sometimes be a few people or a tableful of amazing people who attend.  Conversations range from topics regarding family life, personal experiences with regard to medically/socially transitioning and how life is going in general. 

In addition to the set meeting at EG the group takes part in things like going to the movies, laser tag, pool and bowling.  This happens almost monthly with the ideas of where to go coming from the group.  The activities out are a mix of events just for the guys and some that are open for friends/family/partners to come and join in!!

***PS is you have some social anxiety, know you would be sitting at a table with people who can relate…you can come and share your life story or sit quietly taking in those around you 🙂

If you would like to know more contact Adrian at

585-244-8640 ext. 14
HIV Positive Men’s Support Group

HIV Positive Men’s Support Group at AIDS Care, The Center for Positive Living.

A HIV+ Mixed Men’s Group meets every Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm. This group consists of predominantly gay men.

*Other groups are available by speaking with a counselor that will complete a needs assessment and referral.
259 Monroe Avenue
Identity Group

The Identity Group is for LGBT identified individuals who have a developmental disability diagnosis. The group meets Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm at ARC Health Services. The goal of the group is to provide a safe space to discuss identity issues, share personal experiences and increase self-esteem. The group is facilitated by Delaina Fico. LMSW. For more information, please contact Delaina Fico.

2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road
585-271-0661 ext. 1552