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  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Lesbian Social Network

    The Lesbian Social Network (LSN) is a sexual orientation-focused support group primarily for women who identify as lesbian. Bi-, questioning-, and queer-identified women are welcome, as are women who do not identify as lesbian themselves but whose partners do. The group’s emphasis is on socializing, making friends, and having fun in a self-affirming environment.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    The Lesbian Social Network meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at The LOFT, 7:30pm-9:00pm.

    Next Meetings: December 14th & 28th


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    AA Meeting

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an open and supportive group of people seeking to handle and recover from their problematic drinking.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    AA meets weekly on Saturday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

     

     


     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Gaymes Night

    The LOFT's Gaymes Night is a social evening of board games and cards.  Typically 2-3 games are being played at once, all in the spirit of friendly competition.  No gambling or betting.  Attendees bring new and old games to try or select from the center's extensive game selection.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Gaymes Night meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of every month at 7pm. Attendees are encouraged to brings snacks and beverages to share and the group leaders order pizza for anyone interested (only $2.50 per slice). 

    Next Meetings: December 1st, 15th & 29th


     

    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    The Rainbow Clubhouse

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a new group at The LOFT for families of young, gender expansive children up to age 12. The group features a support group for parents/guardians, and a structured play group for children.

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    The Rainbow Clubhouse meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The first half hour is reserved for new family orientation to meet with LOFT staff and discuss the group dynamics before returning families arrive. From 1:00pm to 1:30pm is new family orientation, then from 1:30pm to 3:00pm is group for all new and returning families. Siblings of your gender expansive child are also allowed to attend the children's play group. Infants must remain with their parents at all times.

    On Sunday, December 16th, group for new families will begin at 1:00pm. Group for returning families begins at 1:30pm.

    In an effort to maintain the privacy of our children and protect our families,
    The LOFT has developed an intake process for new families joining this group.

    This form is required in order for families to attend the group. Click here to access it.

    The location of The Rainbow Clubhouse will be shared with families who complete the intake.



    Group Format

    The Rainbow Clubhouse is a safe-space support group for families of gender-expansive children, up to age 12, and will feature two side-by-side groups.

    • Playgroup for youth up to age 12:
      • The Playgroup is a safe social space for children to play, interact with peers and be themselves. Discussions within the playgroup are not solely focused on topics such as gender, feelings or bullying. Instead, playgroup participants are given the safe environment to develop friendships through common playtime activities.
      • The Playgroup is overseen by a professional with 20+ years of childcare experience, and an additional, experienced adult.
    • Parent/Guardian group:
      • The Parent/Guardian group features a unique opportunity for families to gain support and connection to others with similar experiences. Some topics that may be discussed in this group include: talking to extended family, navigating school systems, and finding affirming professionals/resources.
      • The Parent/Guardian group is facilitated by a LOFT staff member with experience working with families of trans youth. Meetings may also feature guest speakers and reading lists of gender-affirming books for adults & youth.


    Definitions

    Gender-Expansive can be defined as: An adjective used to describe people that identify or express themselves in ways that broaden the culturally defined behavior or expression associated with one gender. -According to Welcoming Schools: A program of the Human Rights Campaign


    The meeting space is a nut-free facility.

    Participation in this group is free, donations are welcome. 

    If you have questions about The Rainbow Clubhouse before you want to start the intake process contact The LOFT Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 or info@loftgaycenter.org

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    Transgender Peer Support Group

    The Transgender Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator for individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender variant, gender queer or intersex (18 and older). Partners of transgender group participants are also welcome.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    This group takes place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

    Next Meetings:

    Sunday, December 2nd & 16th (at 4:00pm)
    Saturday, December 8th & 22nd (at 5:30pm)



     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    White Plains Hospital - ED Conference Room

    LGBTQA Grief & Loss Group

    The group is open to newcomers until November 5th, after that it becomes a closed group.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Knitting Circle

    Want to learn a new skill? …Meet new people? …Make something for yourself or others? …Get creative?

    The LOFT started a new group for all interested in Knitting! The LGBT Knitting Circle meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at The LOFT from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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    Next Meetings: November 5th & 19th

    The LGBT Knitting Circle is open to all experience levels- from beginner to pro.

    Knitting is a great way to relieve stress, challenge yourself to learn something new, make gifts for friends and family, and spend some time meeting other creative people like yourself!

    MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

    (Feel free to bring your own materials, or projects you’re working on to the meeting)

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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t. Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Silver Connections Open House

    3rd Tuesday Open House: Ring in 2019: Annual End-Of-Year Social and Holiday Gift Swap!n

    Special Date: Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 11:30am-1:00pm

    Please note: This Open House will be meeting the week before Christmas, not on its regular scheduled 4th Tuesday date. 

     

    Join the group for an end-of-year celebration with games, activities, and reflection. Help us ring in 2019 and close out 2018 with a bang!

    We encourage everyone to bring a small, wrapped gift to be distributed to members at the event. 

    (Price to exceed no more than $10/15)

    The LOFT will provide additional small gifts and wrapping materials, if any members are unable to provide their own. 

    Lite lunch provided.

    RSVP to Shepard at (914) 948-2932 x13 or shepard@loftgaycenter.org if you're interested in attending.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

    Free HIV/STI Testing

    Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFT. Includes testing for Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm (with the last test taken at 7:30 pm).  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

    Next Testing Date: December 18th

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    If you are unable to drop-in on the 3rd Tuesday, you can make an appointment with an HVCS tester for another day and time. Contact: 

    Cato Jones
    Inform Prevention Specialist
    Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.
    Office Phone: (914) 785-8214
    Office Cell: 914-486-8047
    cjones@hudsonvalleycs.org

    The LOFT welcomes STI Prevention Specialist Stephanie Cowell from HVCS who will now be joining Cato Jones, Inform Prevention Specialist, to provide free monthly HIV/STI testing at the center.  Two testers now means shorter wait times!

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    YA Transgender Peer Support Group

    The Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group is open to all trans, transgender, non binary, and gender nonconforming people between the ages 18 to 29. This group is open topic, and drop in based.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    The Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Tuesday, December 4th & 18th


     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

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