Social & Support Groups at Compass

Compass' safe, state-of-the-arts facility in the heart of downtown Lake Worth is home to  professional and therapeutic, support, social, discussion and health related groups. Many of our support groups are peer-led, which guarantees you'll be speaking to someone with lived experience who can relate to what you are going through. 

Our groups are separated into two categories: Social Groups and Support Groups

Social groups focus on meeting other like-minded individuals and connecting with the community. Support groups focus on providing advice and support from facilitators and other members of the group. 

Our groups are available for free to anyone who needs them. If you have any questions about our groups, please call 561.533.9699 or email [email protected]

Social Groups

Youth Groups (Ages 11-18)

Compass offers a large number of social groups for youth ages 11 and up. For a complete list of available youth groups and the times they meet, please go to the Youth Program by clicking here.

Entourage (Ages 18 - 30)

Compass Entourage is a community for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ (ages 18-29) who want to have fun, socialize, form relationships, and build a stronger community in which to work, live, and play. Entourage has events and groups every month. Come and join us at any of our regular meetings and be part of the group.

Entourage meets every Thursday from 6pm - 8pm at the Center.

For more information contact us at [email protected]

Coffee Clatch

Coffee Clatch at Compass is a social group focusing on the mature LGBT+ community in Palm Beach County, with the intent of providing an enjoyable environment for meeting friends, discussing interesting topics, and engaging in community projects.

For more information, scroll down on this page for detailed information about Coffee Clatch.

Out and About

An inclusive group for all LGBTQ+ women to get outside together. This group meets one Saturday a month.

For more information on location and other details, please email [email protected]

 Sewing Sesh

A social group for individuals to build sewing skills for their own clothes, performance outfits, textile art, etc. Future dates TBD. For more information on location and other details, please email [email protected] 

 The After Slay

This social group is for youth aged 14 - 18 to create and explore Ballroom Culture. Meets on select Fridays from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information on location and other details, please email [email protected] 

If you would like to get more information on any of these groups, please email [email protected]

Coffee Clatch

Coffee Clatch at Compass is a social group focusing on the mature LGBT+ community in Palm Beach County, with the intent of providing an enjoyable environment for meeting friends, discussing interesting topics, and engaging in community projects. Starbucks sponsors coffee and pastries for the hour of socializing, typically the first and third Mondays each month. We meet from 10 am to noon (most folks arrive early). 

Join our private Facebook Coffee Clatch group for more information. Contact us at [email protected] 

Join the Facebook Group

Join us in the Great Hall at Compass to enjoy friends, existing and new. After the first hour of coffee and conversation, we announce upcoming events or programs at Compass and then have a speaker present.

Upcoming Dates and Topics:

June 3, 2024 - A Plus Clutter Cleaning

June 17, 2024 - TBD

Coffee Clatch Book Club - On Zoom

Each month, the Coffee Clatch Book Club meets to discuss a new book. This is a virtual meeting space on Zoom. For information on how to join the book club, please email [email protected] 

The next meeting is Tuesday, May 7 at 1 pm on Zoom. The book will be The Way Life Should Be by William Dameron. Find it on Amazon

Book Club Schedule Below

Facilitator: Jerry

How We Named the Star (304 pages)
by Andrés N. Ordorica  (Author)

A Best Book of January at The Washington Post,Kirkus Reviews, and Alta Journal
"A touching story about a transformative queer romance."―The New York Time Books Review
Named One of the 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2024 by The Observer(UK)

Set between the United States and México, Andrés N. Ordorica’s debut novel is a tender and lyrical exploration of belonging, grief, and first love―a love story for those so often written off the page.

When Daniel de La Luna arrives as a scholarship student at an elite East Coast university, he bears the weight of his family’s hopes and dreams, and the burden of sharing his late uncle’s name. Daniel flounders at first―but then Sam, his roommate, changes everything. As their relationship evolves from brotherly banter to something more intimate, Daniel soon finds himself in love with a man who helps him see himself in a new light. But just as their relationship takes flight, Daniel is pulled away, first by Sam’s hesitation and then by a brutal turn of events that changes Daniel’s life forever.

As he grapples with profound loss, Daniel finds himself in his family’s ancestral homeland in México for the summer, finding joy in this setting even as he struggles to come to terms with what’s happened and faces a host of new questions: How does the person he is connect with this place his family comes from? How is his own story connected to his late uncle’s? And how might he reconcile the many parts of himself as he learns to move forward?

Equal parts tender and triumphant, Andrés N. Ordorica’s How We Named the Stars is a debut novel of love, heartache, redemption, and learning to honor the dead; a story of finding the strength to figure out who you are―and who you could be―if only the world would let you.

Support Groups

PBC Gender Support Group

This is an adult support group for those who are 18+. This group is for transgender individuals and their supportive family members. Meets every Thursday from 6:30pm-8pm IN-PERSON at the Center. 

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group
A support group for individuals who are 18 and up, living with symptoms of a mental health condition, and identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. The group is facilitated by trained peer facilitators from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). This group is a drop-in support group, with no RSVP needed. 
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month, 6:30-8pm. Please email [email protected]


Grupo para Hispanos viviendo con VIH.  El grupo es una oportunidad para gente viviendo con VIH a reunir, aprender, y apoyar uno(a) a otro(a).  El grupo ofrece ayuda mutual, educación, y abogacía de comunidad. El ultimo Jueves del mes a las 6pm.  Grupo privado, por favor llamas 561-533-9699 ext. 4008

Good Orderly AA

This support group is dedicated for individuals who are recovering from alcoholism. Meets every Tuesday 6:45 pm at Compass Community Center at 201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

Proud Parent Support Group

A peer lead, social/support group for the parents of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Coming Out

A support group for people of all ages who are seeking or offering help with the coming out process. The Coming Out Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm. 

Non-Binary Support Group

This support group is for those who identify as non-binary and would like a safe space to discuss their experiences with other non-binary identifying folx.

Currently on hiatus. We will update here as soon as the group starts to meet again. 

Trans Masculine Support Group

This social and support group focuses on the needs of those who identify on the trans masculine spectrum. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:15pm-7:15pm in-person. Please email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Growing Pains

This support group is for individuals recently diagnosed as HIV positive. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in-person. Please email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Multicultural Support Group

Support Group for all culture without barriers, and discrimination. Our goal is to Motivate, Educate, connect with one another. Let's have fun and appreciate each others presence. This group meets once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 6pm at Compass (201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460)

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For more information, email [email protected]

If you would like to get more information on any of these  groups, please email [email protected]