Peer Discussion Group

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 and Stoner’s Pizza Joint!

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

 

Do you have a suggestion for an activity, discussion, event, or guest you would like to have for group? Send your suggestion to 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:

August 6th 7-8:30 PM- Join us for a Back to School venting session. Share your worries and discuss how to prepare for this school year!

Social half-hour at 6:30PM!

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:

August 19th, 7-8:30 PM- We will discussing healthy relationships and boundaries (familial, platonic, romantic, sexual). This will include going through Spring Up’s Safety & Self Care Plan.

WAF will also provide participants with Chipotle! Please email coraw@waf.org with your order if you plan on attending.

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:

August 14th 7-8:30pm - CANCELLED due to Riverdogs Pride Night game. If you are a part of this group and would like to attend this game with the WAF staff please email coraw@waf.org.

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