Peer Discussion Groups

We Are Family provides peer discussion groups for LGBTQ+ youth. During these sessions we not only discuss issues affecting the lives of our youth, but We Are Family also partners with other organizations to develop workshops, presentations, and group activities. Groups are for youth ONLY, are facilitated by our Program Director, Cora Webb, and held at our center. SafeSpace is facilitated with the help of trained volunteers. For more information, contact coraw@waf.org.

Sponsors for our peer discussion group meals: D'Allesandro's Pizza, Stoner’s Pizza Joint, and Cupcake Down South !!

Check out the list of groups and the upcoming group topics below!

Click here for a full list of past 2019 activities and topics.

 

Do you have a suggestion for an activity, discussion, event, or guest you would like to have for group? Do you want to be added to our email list? Email Cora Webb at coraw@waf.org.

SafeSpace

SafeSpace functions as a place where middle and high school youth can meet new people, become more comfortable expressing themselves, and receive positive affirmations. With the support of two trained adult volunteers, meetings are safe and structured.

This group meets every Tuesday from 7- 8:30 PM with a social half hour at 6:30 PM.

Upcoming:

September 17th - Activity TBD!

September 24th - Peer Advice Night with a licensed professional. Come ask your questions and get candid advice from your peers, facilitators, and a therapist!

To give you an idea of what goes on in SafeSpace, here are some past activities, discussions, events, & guests.

  • Activities: Movie Nights, Creation of affirmation posters

  • Discussions:  Importance of self: Who are the most important people in your life?  What does it mean to be important?  

  • Events: Queer Jeopardy, Self-care event focused on uplifting our youth through open conversations on stress management & providing affirming messages, free flowers and products.

  • Guests: Therapists for Peer Advice Nights


QueerSpace

Upcoming:

September 30th - Activity TBD!

QueerSpace is a group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 18-24. We are here to meet other amazing queer folks and discuss sex, relationships, navigating our queer identity in the workplace, navigating our health and much more!

The group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 7:00-8:30 PM


QTPOC

Upcoming:

September 11th 5:30 PM - Out for Art!

This event will be held on QTPOC night, but is open to the public.

For Pride week, join us at Miller Gallery (149 1/2 East Bay St) at 5:30pm to celebrate LGBTQI+ artists with a special exhibit featuring works by Jo Hay, followed by a screening of the documentary She Is Juiced and a Q&A with Hay and filmmaker Lois Norman. This is FREE Admission (18+)

October 9th - Listening Series, part one.

QTPOC is a social, support, and community service-oriented group for and by queer and trans people of color. This safe space is designed for those in the community who wish to help increase the visibility of people of color, promote social justice, share ideas, and engage in networking opportunities.

The group meets every second Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM