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LGBT Support Groups and Social Services RI & MA

Support Groups & Social Services in Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Abuse Victims and Survivors
Hotline: (617) 742-4911. TTY: (617) 227-4911. .
Support on phone for LGBTQ victims & survivors of partner abuse. Confidential peer-led groups.

Bisexual Resource Center
https://www.biresource.net/
 brc@biresource.net
 617 424-9595
PO Box 170796, Boston, MA

Biversity Boston
https://www.biversity.org/
 biversity-subscribe@biversity.org
617 424-9595
 PO Box 1026, Boston, MA
Mixed-gender social events for Boston and the surrounding area.

Boston Bisexual Women’s Network
https://www.biwomenboston.org/
biwomeneditor@gmail.com
PO Box 301727, Boston, MA
Social activities including monthly brunches and quarterly publication, Bi Women Quarterly.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
www.bvadvocacycenter.org
723-3057
Offering resources for victims of domestic violence. .

CompassFTM 
www.compassftm.org
trans info, support and social group. Boston first Thursday 7-9pm

Crossroads RI Hotline
(800) 367-2700.
trans info, support :and social group. Boston first Thursday 7-9pm

Day One
(800) 494-8100. 421-4100.
www.dayoneri.org.
Counseling & legal aid for victims of sexual assault/abuse & incest. 24hr hotline.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
782-3990 or toll free 800-494-8100,
Support, court advocacy, counseling, safe home, info for women and men in abusive or controlling relationships. 24hr free and confidential helpline.

Feminist & Queer Happy Hour
feministandqueerhappyhour@gmail.com
Casual meetings to network with people who care about the same things.

Gay Fathers of Greater Boston
738 Main St. #323, Waltham, MA
(781) 333-8429 Support

Gay Men’s HIV+ Social Group:
Seven Hills Behavioral Health
1177 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA
Lenny Amaral, 508-999-4159
Third Tuesdays, 6-9pm

Gay Share
Contact Tom or Mike. 369-9448
Coming Out? Gay men’s support group. No fee. Wednesday 7:30pm

Good Company (RIAGP)
https://www.goodcompanyri.com/
goodcompanyri@gmail.com
1 888 891-9030
Networking and philanthropy.

LGBT Grief Support:
1085 No. Main St.
Providence. Rebecca Sizelove, 415-4301
Meets regularly at Hope Hospice

Helpline for LGBT Youth
(866) 4-U-Trevor
Trevor Helpline and social networks for crisis and suicide prevention. 24/7

HIV+ Gay Men’s Support Group
AIDS Care Ocean State
18 Parkis Avenue, Providence
640-3108
New members contact Scott.

 

RI Gay Men’s Chorus
https://www.rigmc.org/
director@rigmc.org
300 Weybosset St, Providence, RI.
New season rehearsals begin in January and August. Singers and non-singing volunteers welcome. Monday 7-9:30 pm at Beneficent Church.

Imperial Court of RI at Providence
http://www.icriprov.org/Imperial_Court_of_RI/About_ICRI.html
icri.prov@gmail.com
PO Box 6583, Providence, RI.
Drag and non-drag performers raise funds for local charities. All welcome to general membership meetings on first Monday at Dark Lady (17 Snow Street, Providence). Temporarily remote due to COVID.

Kathys’ Group
888-5KATHYS
Free support group for lesbians with cancer or any life-threatening illness. Partners and caregivers welcome. Meets monthly in Providence.

RI Pride Lions Club
ripridelions@yahoo.com
2065 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI.
LGBT-inspired service-oriented club open to all. 3rd Mondays, 6-7:30 pm at Mentor RI.

Man Talk of S.E. Mass
mantalksouthcoast@yahoo.com
Socializing and discussions for gay, bi and curious men. Confidential. Drug and alcohol-free. 18+. Thursdays in Taunton and first Tuesdays in New Bedford. 7-8:30pm.

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC)
https://www.oloc.org/
olocinri@gmail.com
  401-383-4374
Local chapter of national network of feminists 60 years old or better, working for justice and wellbeing through public discourse. Regular meetings to share experiences. Contact Mev Miller.

Partner Support Group at Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Sarah Eley, LICSW. 857-313-6551
A ten-week support group with the purpose of building community and connections for anyone who identifies as non-trans, ages 18+, and is in a relationship with a trans* person(s).

PFLAG (Parents, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)

Greater Providence Chapter serves all R.I.
Met School, 325 Public St., Providence. (401)-307-1802. .
www. pflagprovidence.org.

First Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.,
Newport satellite meeting information:
Channing Memorial Church, rear Parish Hall, 135 Pelham Street, Newport.

Second Monday 6:45 p.m.
Attleboro Chapter serves Southeast Mass.
Second Congregational Church, 50 Park St. (side door).
Third Wednesday 6:45 p.m.

RI Pride
1055 Westminster St, Providence, RI
https://prideri.org/
info@prideri.com
401 467-2130
Open house 4th Wednesdays. Festival & Parade 3rd Saturday in June.

RI Prime Timers
https://www.riprimetimers.org/
 401 996-3010
Social and networking group for older gay and bi men. Second Sunday.

Providence Queer Book Club
queerbookclub@gmail.com
471 Angell St, Providence, RI
3rd Wednesday, 7 pm. Books on the Square

Rape Crisis Center for S.E. Mass
New Hope, Inc.
Hotline (800) 323-HOPE. Office (508)226-4015.
Advocacy, shelter, services for domestic abuse survivors.

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(800) 494-8100. 467-9940
24hr helpline

RI Rainbow Support Group
98 Rolfe Street, Cranston
785-2100 Ken Renaud
For people with disabilities who identify as LGBTQ. Last Tuesday 6-7:30pm.

SAGE/RI (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
https://www.sage-ri.org/
sageriinfo@gmail.com
1665 Broad St, Cranston, RI.
Advocacy, education, and social events for LGBT seniors.

Samaritans
(800) 365-4044. 272-4044 (RI only)
24hr hotline for suicidal, lonely, despairing, depressed.

Seven Hills Behavioral Health
310 South Main Street, Fall River, MA.
(508) 235-1012. T.W.I.S.T. (508) 672-0378
HIV Prevention and Screening.

Sexual Health Education & Advocacy Program
861-6191 ext. 121
HIV, sexual wellness, domestic violence risk reduction. Free, confidential, bilingual (Spanish). No caller ID used. Calls blocked for safety.

Sojourner House
765-3232. 861-6191. Office 861-6191
24hr helpline. Call for confidential support group. Support, shelter, advocacy and information for people in abusive relationships. Including specific LGBT services. No caller ID used. Outgoing calls blocked for safety.

TGI Network of RI
441-5058
Support, advocacy for transgender, transsexual, gender-variant and/or intersex people. Borderlands peer group
1st & 3d Tues. and 1st & 3d Sat. of the month.

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)
https://transveteran.org/
Growing organization to address the concerns of fair treatment of transgender veterans and active duty service members.

RI Women’s Association
https://www.riwa.net/
webmaster@RIWA.net
PO Box 3586, Cranston, RI
Lesbian social group. 21+. Dances & events.

Yankee Lambda Car Club
https://www.yankeellc.com/
Regional car club for GLBT vintage and specialty car enthusiasts.

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