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    Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Some groups may include intersex individuals. Groups may also be structured for the parents, children, heterosexual spouses or partners or other relatives or significant others of LBGTQ individuals. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adult Book Club-Rainbow AllianceThe Rainbow Alliance sponsors an adult book club lead by Dr. Helen Davis, a professor at Wilkes University. The club meets once a month.LuzerneRainbow AllianceRainbow Alliance
    Adult Transgender Support Group-Rainbow AllianceThe Rainbow Alliance proudly sponsors and supports a support group for Transgender adults (over 18). Check out our calendar for the next meeting. Interested in attending? Send an email to info@gaynepa.com for more information.LuzerneRainbow AllianceRainbow Alliance
    Art TherapyA positive support group designed to provide LGBTQ+ individuals a space for connection and to explore feelings, develop interpersonal skills, reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and increase self-awareness.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Attic Youth Center - Life Skills Center - RittenhouseProviding the following programs to assist LGBTQ youth in building the skills necessary to succeed in school, their jobs or careers, and the community.PhiladelphiaThe Attic Youth Center - Philadelphia; RittenhouseAttic Youth Center
    Be-LovedAn open and affirming support group providing a safe place for personal and spiritual growth. Open to all ages.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Cohmar - LGBTQI and HIV/AIDS Support -Center CityProviding support through outpatient services for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, or Intersex (LGBTQI) and those affected by HIV/AIDS with three unique programs. By combining medical treatment with a positive environment, our proven strategies create lasting solutions to those facing HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaComhar - Center CityCOMHAR
    Common CommunityCommon Community Support Group offers an inclusive and confidential atmosphere to promote social connectivity, quality of life, and self-advocacy.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Common Roads - HarrisburgSafe space for LGBTQ-identified youth to receive support from staff and peers, socialize and be educated on relevant topics.DauphinLGBT Center of Central PA - HarrisburgLGBT Center of Central PA
    Common Roads - LancasterSafe space for LGBTQ-identified youth ages 14-20 to receive support from staff and peers, and participate in social and educational activities.LancasterCommon Roads - LancasterLGBT Center of Central PA
    Community Alliance for Respect and Equality - GLBT Support GroupsCARE, Community Alliance for Respect and Equality, is a group of Susquehanna Valley residents committed to the belief in equal treatment for all. We support and value the contributions of diverse individuals - men, women, and children of every background, racial heritage, religious or spiritual tradition, age, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, or socioeconomic background.UnionCommunity Alliance for Respect and EqualityCommunity Alliance for Respect and Equality
    Counseling Services/Support Groups-Medical Office Oncology AssociatesIndividual counseling: In individual counseling sessions, the counselors assess a patient’s quality of life issues, enhance a patient’s ability to cope, and improve a patient’s understanding of the disease process and its effects. Our counselors provide emotional support and guidance throughout the treatment and illness. Family counseling: In family counseling sessions, the counselors provide support for children, parents, siblings, and other family members by explaining a patient’s emotional needs and behavior. Carol and Sally provide family members with the necessary tools to offer support to a patient. Support groups: In support groups, our counselors create and facilitate interaction between patients, spouses, adults, and children who are dealing with illness or death. Support groups are formed based on the current needs of our patient population. Bereavement counseling: In bereavement counseling sessions, our counselors, both of whom are certified in bereavement counseling, guide individuals in dealing with their grief. Our counselors help individuals to validate their feelings and to set goals for the healing process. Our support groups are ongoing and usually meet every other week.LuzernePierce Counseling AssociatesMedical Oncology Associates
    Diakon Family Life Services - Pride Bridge Builders ProgramPride Bridge Builders program offers counseling and support groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, as well as individuals dealing with questions about gender identity. Also offers assistance for aging LGBT individuals/couples facing later-life decisions. BerksDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries - BerksDiakon Lutheran Social Ministries
    Erie Gay News - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support GroupSupport group for transgender people.ErieErie Gay NewsErie Gay News
    Erie Gay News - LBT Women of ErieSocial group for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. Various social activities. Contact for other events and activities.ErieErie Gay NewsErie Gay News
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender Youth Support Group - Sexual Orientation CounselingSupport group sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Chester County for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender youth, those questioning their sexual orientation, and their straight allies GLBTQA. Group meetings will be facilitated by professional educators and include social time, games and activities, educational topics, group discussion, refreshments, and of course a lot of fun.ChesterGAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL,TRANSGENDER YOUTH SUPPORT GROUPGay, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender Youth Support Group
    GIFTSGender Identity Freedom - "TRANS"formational Support Group is open to any adult that identifies as Transgender. The group is intended to provide a safe space to speak freely among friends. Share your story, offer support or lend an ear.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance - Support Group CentralProvides a variety of support groups for individuals with mental or physical health issues. **Go to website www.grmha.org **BerksGreater Reading Mental Health AllianceGreater Reading Mental Health Alliance
    Lehigh Valley RenaissanceA non-profit, not political support group with a mission of improving the lives of transgender individuals and their families by providing peer support, educational programs, social activities, community outreach and access to resources for transgender community. LehighLehigh Valley RenaissanceBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
    LGBT Center of Greater Reading - Referral/Resource CenterProvides support groups, clothing and toiletry closet, reference and referral advocacy, professional development training for those in the LGBTQ+ community and allies.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    LGBT Faith GroupThe newest group sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance. This is a collective of LGBT people from all faith and belief backgrounds. This group has 2 goals: 1) create a faith/belief-sharing LGBT group and 2) help LGBT people find friendly churches, synagogues, meeting places in thier own faith traditions. The group meets monthly. They have a Facebook page, too: LGBT Faith NEPA.LuzerneRainbow AllianceRainbow Alliance
    LGBT History ProjectCollects and presents the stories of LGBT history in central PA as told by those who lived them, through written accounts, and video interviews. Also collect and present the photographs, documents and artifacts that illustrate and support these stories. They are weaving these stories and materials together to create a historical timeline and narrative context for LGBT history in central PA. They will be presenting this material on-line as a virtual archive, through exhibits and in presentations. Also establish a permanent archive of the recordings and other materials.DauphinLGBT Center of Central PA - HarrisburgLGBT Center of Central PA
    Main Line Youth Alliance - Sexuality Support GroupsMYA provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight youth with social educational and supportive activities in a confidential , respectful and safe environment. MYA programs, unique in Philadelphia's western suburbs, encourage healthy relationships with peers, family and community.DelawareMAIN LINE YOUTH ALLIANCEMain Line Youth Alliance
    Mazzoni Center - Sexual Orientation CounselingMazzoni Center's Open Door Counseling Program is a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. The Open Door Counseling program provides quality professional, accessible and culturally-affirming psychotherapy and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, couples and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives. PhiladelphiaMazzoni Center - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaMazzoni Center
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)Supports gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender people, their families, friends and allies. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia OfficeParents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - LGBTQ Friends/ FamiliesPFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.Chester*Main Site (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
    Persad Center – Well-Being CenterImproves the well-being of the gay, lesbian, Bisexual and transgender communities, the HIV/AIDS communities, and their loved ones. Offers counseling, clinical and prevention services, training and education, advocacy and research. AlleghenyPersad CenterPersad Center
    PFLAG Butler CountyPromotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Butler County provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.ButlerPFLAG Butler CountyPFLAG
    PFLAG LancasterProvides support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ. Provides education about the unique issues and challenges. Provides advocacy to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.LancasterPFLAG LancasterPFLAG Lancaster
    PFLAG of Indiana CountyParents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays exist to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and transgendered persons and their families and friends through support, education and advocacy.IndianaPFLAG of Indiana CountyPFLAG
    PFLAG PittsburghSupports the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support to cope with an adverse society; education to enlighten the public; and advocacy to end discrimination.AlleghenyPFLAG PittsburghPFLAG
    PFLAG SupportLocal chapter of national organization which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Offers support to LGBTQ people and their families through monthly group meetings, online support and parent to parent connections via telephone. E-mail for information about meeting dates and sites. Services are designed for individuals, aged 18 and up. Support group does no work directly with youth, but aim to improve life for youth by supporting their families to be supportive of them, and by providing edtucation to community organizations. MontourPFLAG - DanvillePFLAG
    PFLAG SupportLocal chapter of national organization which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Offers support to LGBTQ people and their families through monthly group meetings, online support and parent to parent connections via telephone. E-mail for information about meeting dates and sites. Services are designed for individuals, aged 18 and up. Support group does no work directly with youth, but aim to improve life for youth by supporting their families to be supportive of them, and by providing edtucation to community organizations.NorthumberlandPFLAG - DanvillePFLAG
    PFLAG SupportLocal chapter of national organization which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Offers support to LGBTQ people and their families through monthly group meetings, online support and parent to parent connections via telephone. E-mail for information about meeting dates and sites. Services are designed for individuals, aged 18 and up. Support group does no work directly with youth, but aim to improve life for youth by supporting their families to be supportive of them, and by providing edtucation to community organizations.ColumbiaPFLAG - DanvillePFLAG
    PFLAG SupportLocal chapter of national organization which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Offers support to LGBTQ people and their families through monthly group meetings, online support and parent to parent connections via telephone. E-mail for information about meeting dates and sites.SnyderPFLAG - DanvillePFLAG
    PFLAG SupportLocal chapter of national organization which promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Offers support to LGBTQ people and their families through monthly group meetings, online support and parent to parent connections via telephone. E-mail for information about meeting dates and sites.UnionPFLAG - DanvillePFLAG
    PFLAG YorkSupport group for parents, family members, friends or individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.YorkPFLAG YorkPFLAG York
    Pink and Blues Philadelphia - GroupA group for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals dealing with mental illness.PhiladelphiaPink and Blues PhiladelphiaPink and Blues Philadelphia
    Planned Parenthood of W. PA - Women's Health CentersProvides health care for women as well as educational servicesCambriaPlanned Parenthood of Western PA - JohnstownPlanned Parenthood of Western PA
    Renaissance of Southeast PennsylvaniaProvides a safe haven where transgendered people can meet to seek help, education and direction for their transgender identity. Also provides information to family members and employers of transgendered persons. Provides information on transgendered documents for medical and name change procedures. YorkRenaissance of Southeast PennsylvaniaThe Renaissance Transgender Association
    SHARE the PriceGroup offers an inclusive, supportive, and confidential environment in which to meet with other adults, build social connections, and develop support to manage stressors and improve overall quality of life.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    SPARC(Student/Parent/Ally, Resource Community). The group is both educational and activity based for youth that identify as LGBTQ+. The adolescents will have the opportunity to connect with peers that identify similarly. Parents will meet simultaneously discussing the challenges and questions that may arise while raising an LGBTQ+ identified adolescent.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Tabletop GaymersTabletop gaming group hosted by the LGBT Center of Greater Reading. Experience not required.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    The Attic Youth CenterThe Attic Youth Center offerssupportive services to the LGBTQ youth run community center guided by a philosophy of youth empowerment and leadership. Services Include: - Counseling - Support groups - After school programs for youth ages 12-21 - Free HIV testing, and - Social and educational programmingPhiladelphiaThe Attic Youth Center - Philadelphia; RittenhouseAttic Youth Center
    The Renaissance Transgender Association - Greater Philadelphia Chapter MeetingProvides a safe haven where transgendered people can meet to seek help, education and direction for their transgender identity. Also provides information to family members and employers of transgendered persons. Provides information on transgendered documents for medical and name change procedures.DelawareTHE RENAISSANCE TRANSGENDER ASSOCIATION, INC.The Renaissance Transgender Association
    TransCentral PAProviding education and caring support for Transgendered individuals, their Significant Others, families, friends & allies. Actively involved in maintaining an outreach program to provide gender education to businesses, organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. DauphinTransCentral PATransCentralPA
    TransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of Erie - Transgender Support GroupA support group that serves the transgender community and their loved ones. They support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the transgender community, and attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County.ErieTransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of ErieTransFamily of NWPA
    TransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of Meadville - Transgender Support GroupA support group that serves the transgender community and their loved ones. They support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the transgender community, and attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Crawford and Venango Counties.CrawfordTransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of MeadvilleTransFamily of NWPA
    TransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of Warren - Transgender Support GroupA support group that serves the transgender community and their loved ones. They support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the transgender community, and attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Warren County.WarrenTransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily of WarrenTransFamily of NWPA
    TransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily YouthA support group that serves the transgender community and their loved ones.ErieTransFamily of NWPA - TransFamily YouthTransFamily of NWPA
    Transgender Children Family Support GroupThe Rainbow Alliance proudly supports the Transgender Family Support Group. This group is for families who have transgender children under the age of 18. They meet once a month. While parents meet together, children engage in their own group activities include bowling, trampoling, crafts, etc. with other trans kids. Parents can talk and share resources.LuzerneRainbow AllianceRainbow Alliance
    Transgender Teen and Parent Support GroupSupport group available for transgender teens and their families. Meeting is open and accepting new members. Contact Dr. Shelley Hosterman at 570-416-1816 for more information about meeting dates and times.ColumbiaGeisinger Bloomsburg HospitalGeisinger Health
    Vision of Hope Metropolitan Community ChurchA Christian church with a primary outreach of support and affirmation for the lesbian, gay and bisexual community. It is a part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Denomination. The Church also sponsors bible studies and workshops. LancasterVision of Hope Metropolitan Community ChurchVision of Hope Metropolitan Community Church
    VOICESVision, Opportunity, Inclusivity, Community, Education, Support). After-school drop-in group. Offers a safe place to stay, eat, learn & grow. A curriculum-based group/program that offers resources, referrals, mentorships, guest speakers, and activities.BerksLGBT Center of Greater ReadingLGBT Center of Greater Reading
    Westmoreland County Community College PRIDEWestmorelandWestmoreland County Gay/Straight Student AllianceWestmoreland County Gay/Straight Student Alliance
    William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center - Information and Referral ServicesProvides callers with information about services in the community that target the LGBT population.PhiladelphiaWilliam Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center - Philadelphia; Washington Square WestWilliam Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
    Young Adult GroupSocial and educational programs for LGBTQ-identified young adults ages 18-29. We now provide this weekly meeting for young adults in addition to our long-standing weekly safe space meetings for LGBTQQIA+ youth in Harrisburg and Lancaster, and assistance to GSA student groups including an annual leadership summit.DauphinLGBT Center of Central PA - HarrisburgLGBT Center of Central PA

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