Support Groups

Ithaca Men’s Network

The Men’s Fest is a men’s weekend retreat sponsored by the Ithaca Men’s Network to explore the changing nature of what it means to be a man. It has been celebrated annually since 1984 in central New York State, USA.

During the weekend, from dinner on Friday at 6:00 pm until Sunday at 2:00 pm, we will have a chance to talk, play, cook, eat, process, learn, grow, challenge, sing and dance with other men. This all takes place at Camp Arnot, south of Ithaca, in the midst of hundreds of acres of state forest land. Camp Arnot has 5 heated cabins (accommodating 40 men), 8 unheated cabins, and a large lodge. There are places to camp out in the surrounding forest.

Our intentions for the fest are to create a safe, confidential, and supportive space for honest and clear communication, breaking down barriers and gender roles, challenging homophobia, celebrating mendom and having fun.
PO Box 6711
LGBT Bereavement Support Group
4500 Onondaga Blvd.
LGBT Education and Support Group at the Mental Health Association

The LGBT Education and Support Group at the Mental Health Association, the creative wellness coalition, is open to those who have a mental illness, and also live their lives in the LGBT community. This is a group to support each other and to educate. Allies are welcome to learn how to help those they know living in the LGBT community. The group is every 2nd and last Wednesday of the month. The time: 1230pm-230pm. If you are new to the creative wellness coalition they ask that you call and make a time to schedule a tour. No payment or insurance required. Just come as you are. Next to Village gate on Goodman Street. Any questions please feel free to contact me Robert Morales facilitator of the LGBT Education and Support Group. 585-694-0807
320 N.Goodman steet
United States of America
LGBT Support Group

Please join our LGBT support group for conversation, support, friendship, and warmth. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 7:30pm-9pm at the Third Presbyterian Church. Please use the Meigs St. entrance.

Contact Carol: 585-482-3832

or Kaara: 585-654-7516

4 Meigs St.
Married Women Who Are Attracted to Other Women Support Group

My name is Mary Testa and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice for 13 years in Pittsford. I have advanced training in running groups and find them very powerful as a method of therapy.

I run a support group for women who are attracted to other women, which is a much needed service in our area. The group will run for 8 sessions and the cost is $50 per session. The group will be limited to 5 to 8 clients. I use a three pronged approach to my group work. I am very strongly hoping to provide support, advocacy and clarity for women struggling with this issue. This can be an extremely isolating situation especially when there are children involved. I am hoping that each woman will be able to get relief in knowing that there are many others out there struggling with the same issue. I hope that each woman can clear a path for her own answers to come to her.

Please contact me with questions or for more information on this group. Mary Testa (LMHC, MS Ed, NCC)

20 Tobey Village Office Park Suite #7
Mental Health Association

Regardless of race, religion, age or occupation, one in five individuals is affected with anxiety, stress, depression or grief in their lifetime.

The Mental Health Association assists people to find the tools and resources that they need to achieve and maintain mental wellness. For 80 years, we have promoted mental wellness in our community through educational programming, referral to needed services and individualized support and assistance to those in greater need.

The Mental Health Association promotes lasting mental wellness through a spectrum of culturally competent programs and services.

* The Mental Health Association completed their agency Gay Alliance SafeZone Training in March of 2013.
320 N. Goodman Street
National LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Network’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. We educate the LGBT community, train healthcare providers and advocate for LGBT inclusion in national cancer organizations, research and the media.

The National LGBT Cancer Network is offering FREE online support forums to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors (internet access required to participate). These groups are available 24/7 and they are monitored by an LCSW. To register go to:
136 West 16 St. #1E
New York
New Freedom New Happiness Group

Open LGBT AA Meeting, all are welcome. Alcoholics, addicts, partners, family and friends. Straight friendly. Mixed men and women. Handicapped accessible, take elevator to the basement.

Wednesdays at 7:00PM at the First Unitarian Church

Bus riders:

* Take the 6:17 pm #18 University Ave bus to 12 Corners. Use the stop just past the top of the hill at Hillside Ave and before Highland Ave.

* The #18 does NOT return after the meeting. Instead walk five minutes downhill to East Ave and Winton Rd, turn left and wait for the 8:59 pm #1 Park Ave bus at the East Ave Wegmans. Better yet, ask someone at the meeting for a ride.

After our meetings we frequently go out for coffee, dinner, or a movie.

220 S. Winton Road

OUTeach is a new social/support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight allied teachers in Monroe County and surrounding areas. A collaborative effort of GLSEN Rochester and the Gay Alliance, OUTeach works to improve school climate for teachers, staff and students alike. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month from 4-6pm at Equal Grounds.

585-244-8640 ext. 13
Park Ave Gay Men’s AA
815 Park Ave.