Some groups may have surprise guest speakers or special events! Unless otherwise noted, all Center groups are open to everyone — LGBTQ people and allies alike — but a few groups are safe spaces closed to visitors except at special times.
For information, with questions, or to confirm the date and time for any group, feel free to contact us or reach out to the group facilitators. You can also check out the Center’s calendar of events for a day-by-day listing of all groups and special events.
Twelve-Step Groups at the Center
AA: Rainbow Recovery
Saturdays from 6 – 7 pm in the second floor Hayes-Waite Library
Speaker, Big Book and open discussion meetings. Any alcoholic is welcome.
AA: Serenity at the Center
Fridays from 7 – 8 pm in Apuzzo Hall
Alternates speaker/discussion and Big Book discussion. Any alcoholic is welcome.
AA: Vision For You
Sundays from 10 – 11 am in the Hayes-Waite Library
Offers open discussion meetings each week. Any alcoholic is welcome.
Al-Anon: The Rainbow Promise Group
Wednesdays from 6 – 7 pm in the Hayes-Waite Library
Offers a discussion based on readings from Al-Anon literature. All friends and family members of alcoholics are welcome.
NA: Proud to be Clean
Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:30 pm in the Conference Room
The “Proud to Be Clean” Narcotics Anonymous meeting is a 12-Step fellowship for LGBTQ and ally community members who self-identify as addicts or having a substance use issue, or who want to stop using drugs. The group alternates between 12 Step, Topic and Discussion formats. There are no dues or fees; all are welcome. Contact Christopher M. for more information: (845) 706-7720.
SCA: Experience, Strength & Hope
Thursdays from 7 – 8 pm in the Hayes-Waite Library
Alternates between speaker/discussion & Big Book discussion. Open to all with a desire to stop patterns of sexual compulsion and addiction.
Caregivers’ Support Group
This peer support group is open to all caregivers and facilitated by a representative of Jewish Family Services. For information, contact email@example.com at the Center.
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) promotes the health and well-being of LGBTQ people, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. For more information, contact Fran, the group’s facilitator.
Voices of Diversity
Voices of Diversity is a social and support group bringing together the Hudson Valley’s people of color who identify as LGBTQ. For information (de apoyo en Español), contact Anibal, the group’s facilitator.
League of Extraordinary Genders
First & Third Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
A community meeting for transgender and gender variant youth (middle & high school age). Activities include youth activism, education and opportunities for peer mentoring and socialization. For more information and to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ Task Force to Undo Mass Incarceration and Institutional Racism
Second & Fourth Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
A working group of individuals educating the LGBTQ and wider community about mass incarceration and the “New Jim Crow.” The Task Force makes connections between all forms of oppression and works in collaboration with other organizations. Contact Janet, email@example.com.
First Sunday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
A play and craft group for transgender and gender non-conforming children and their siblings (ages 5-12 years). Knowledgeable community volunteers provide craft activities; $20 materials donation per family. Supportive parents and caregivers meet in a separate room for a discussion facilitated by parents of trans’ children. For more information and to RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TaQ: the Trans & Queer Support Group @ the Center
First and Third Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
A Center discussion and peer support group for people of transgender experience, and those who identify as gender queer, queer, or under the broader trans umbrella. Contact Bec at email@example.com.