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Grief, Loss & Trauma Support Group

January 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events

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Queer Chronic Pain Support Group

November 2, 2016 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

Matisse icarusQCP – Queers with Chronic Pain Support Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:00 – 8:30 PM

This group provides a space for queer folks with chronic pain to support each other and talk through their situations. We are a peer-led group that meets twice monthly.

For more info: qcp@pacificcenter.org.
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Support Group For Parents of Transgender and Gender Diverse Preteens & Teens

October 20, 2016 in Upcoming Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

July 20, 2016 in Upcoming Events

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Al-Anon Meeting

February 24, 2016 in Upcoming Events


Don’t know where to turn because someone you love drinks too much? Al-Anon can help.

Al-Anon Meeting at Pacific Center
Mondays, 7 – 8 pm

The Al-Anon Family Groups — al-anon.org — are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Pacific Center provides peer groups, individual counseling and other services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. Al-Anon meetings may have a particular focus, but are open to all.

Contact this meeting’s coordinator, Courtenay R., soopercyclechic@yahoo.com or (510) 541-3253.

For more information about Al-Anon, including a full meeting schedule, please visit ​www.ncwsa.org/d26​ or call ​510-528-4379​ (recorded message).

Q-PAD

November 10, 2015 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

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Queer, male-identified, Peer, Activity, & Discussion group based upon support. (20’s – 30’s)

1st & 3rd Thursdays
7:00 – 9:00

For more info: qpad@pacificcenter.org.
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T.A.G. – Transitional Age Group

TAGT= Transitional
A= Age
G= Group

A welcoming and confidential monthly drop-in peer support group for any LGBTQ youth, ages 18-26.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays
7:00 – 9:00 PM

-Fresh out of adolescence but still feel new to adulthood?
-Interested in fun activities and discussion?
-Want to meet new people? …Then come join us!

For more information: taggroup@pacificcenter.org.
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[FOC] Middle-Eastern Queer Womyn & Trans* Group

June 23, 2015 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

Feminine-of-Center* Middle-Eastern Queer Womyn & Trans* Peer Support Group – FOCMEQWT

~ Healing ourselves through healing our roots ~

2nd & 4th Mondays
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Group Objective: To co-­create a safe space for [feminine of center] middle-eastern queer womyn and trans minorities to share our personal stories, struggles, and triumphs of surviving modern day challenges unique to this demographic(s); in hopes of fostering compassion and understanding through community support among those who may share similar experiences and/or face similar challenges.

*Feminine-of-Center is used here to set the intention of attracting folk who tend to lean toward femininity in energy, rather than or simply aesthetic.  We are hoping to foster a community space that feels nurturing, non-competitive, supportive, and safe for all members to be heard and supported in addressing the specific challenges directed towards Middle Eastern Queer Womyn and Trans identities.

For more information email: focmeqwtgroup@pacificcenter.org
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Women Coming Out of Straight Marriage

April 2, 2014 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

WomencomingoutWomen Coming Out of Straight Marriage

2nd & 4th Thursdays
6:30 – 8:30 PM

We are a peer-led support group for women who had or still have an established heterosexual identity but may be thinking of moving into a new phase of life. We don’t judge or give advice, but offer a soft place to land…

For more information email: womencomingoutgroup@pacificcenter.org
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Queer Femmes

March 28, 2013 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

Queer Femmes Support Group

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
7:00 – 9:00 PM

This group is for anyone who identifies, has ever identified, or is wondering about identifying as a Queer Femme, whatever that means to you. We welcome all bodies and backgrounds, styles spectrums and presentations, as long as you’re 18+.

Also, we are hoping to expand the peer facilitation leadership to include trans*, intersex, POC, and/or folks of any/many other femme identity intersections (the current peer facilitators are two white cisgender ladies).

If interested in being a facilitator, or if you have any questions about attending the group, please email queerfemmes@pacificcenter.org


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Bi Women’s Support Group

May 29, 2012 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

Bi Women’s Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
7:00- 9:00 PM

The Bi Women’s Peer Support Group is a peer discussion group, open to all bi and bi-questioning women, including transgendered women, over the age of 18. The group has been running for over a decade and is a treasured resource in our community.

We are currently seeking volunteer facilitators. Facilitator training and ongoing support is provided by the Pacific Center. No facilitator experience is required. Potential facilitators are asked to attend the group at least 3 times before transitioning into the facilitator role.

The group size ranges from 3-15 members. The group has established guidelines which emphasize confidentiality, equality, balance and respect. Each meeting’s’ discussion is unique, based on the needs of the group members present.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our Peer Group Liaison, Anne Mitchell, at anne@pacificcenter.org or at 510-548-8283 ext 126.

For more info: biwomensgroup@pacificcenter.org
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Transgender Support Group

May 20, 2012 in Peer Groups, Upcoming Events

Transgender Support Group

Every Friday Evening
8 – 9:30 PM

This a weekly peer-facilitated meeting, open to anyone anywhere along the transgender spectrum. Established in 1973, the Transgender Support Group is one of the longest running groups and flourishing.

We meet every Friday at 8 pm, and that includes major holidays–we feel like it’s important to be there year-round. We’re a support group, with peer facilitators who are trained to run meetings, but are not “leaders” in the sense of being staff. Average attendance is around 10 people—it is usually not lower than 5. Sometimes 15-17 show up.

The members are primarily trans women, many who are living full-time, although we do have FtMs, crossdressers, and gender-fluid people attending the group from time to time. We try to avoid giving advice in the meetings; everyone is encouraged to speak from their own experience, and not to generalize. The process has worked for us for over three decades, and the meetings are safe places to talk about transition and daily life. Our members are required to observe the confidentiality of what is shared at the meetings.

It is not necessary to dress as your preferred gender to come to the meeting! If you’re not yet out, or just beginning to question your gender status, you can present in the gender that you’re most comfortable with now. You can also bring clothing to the center, and change your presentation once you’ve arrived. One of the two upstairs bathrooms is always available for that purpose.

Parking is usually available in front of the center, or directly across from the center on Telegraph Avenue. There is also parking on Derby, which is the cross street. Telegraph is well-lighted, and our members have had no problems getting to and from their cars.

For more info: transgendersupportgroup@pacificcenter.org
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