Compass Points: All Compass Has to Offer

THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL FAITH SEATED AT THE WORLD AIDS DAY EVENT HOSTED BY COMPASS. PHOTO CREDIT: COMPASS GLCC, FACEBOOk.

Compass is a community center in Lake Worth specializing in vital services, programs and events for LGBTQ people and our allies. An important part of our focus is bringing people together for a common purpose.

 Chances are we have a group for you, if you are looking for opportunities to discuss issues important to you in a safe and accepting space, or if you are looking to meet with friends and just chat. 

Here’s what we have to offer: 

Youth group, for kids ages 12-18. Our drop-in center is open outside of school hours, and our youth staff facilitate meetings twice a week, where the group discusses LGBTQ history, share stories to encourage one another, attend cultural events, and hold game nights. It’s an inclusive space for kids who often don’t feel accepted for who they are. Group times are Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-7 PM.

Entourage, for young people who age out of the youth group. Entourage meets on Thursday nights. Participants gather for Netflix and chill nights, talk about relationships and how to have safer sex, and do fun activities such as pumpkin carving at Halloween. Group times are Thursdays from 6-8 PM.

HIV/AIDS support groups, for people living with HIV/AIDS and needing specific assistance. We have a group for men only, one for women, and one held in Spanish. These are closed groups; to participate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-PFLAG group,for straight allies of friends and family members who are LGBTQ. Group times are every second Wednesday at 5 PM and every fourth Thursday at 6:30 PM.

Coming Out Group, for those just beginning their journey of living out loud. Group times are every Thursday at 6:30 PM.

 PBCGender Support Group, for transgender people and their supporters. Group times are every Thursday at 7 PM.

Non-binary Support Group,for those who are gender-non-conforming.  Group times are every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00. 

FTM Support Group, specifically for female-to-male transgender individuals. Group times are every first and third Monday at 7 PM.

Bereavement support group, for those experiencing loss. This group meets every other Friday and is facilitated by two volunteer therapists. This is a closed group; please contact Jacque Jamason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if interested in attending. 

Coffee Clatch, a gathering of senior LGBT+ members. It’s for coming together and learning about different activities and volunteer opportunities. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 10 AM. 

Our staff is always interested in hearing from YOU on what you want to see happen at YOUR community center. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with your ideas, or for more information on any of the groups mentioned above.

Upcoming Events: 

 - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day dinner and discussion on Feb. 6 at 6  at Compass, 201 N Dixie Highway, Lake Worth.

- 7th Annual Gay Chili Cookoff on Feb. 17 at 12 PM at Penny’s at the Duke, 902 N Dixie Highway, Lantana.

- Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in Downtown Lake Worth, Feb. 23-24.

- Pride Business Alliance Social, Feb. 27, 6 - 8 PM, at Consign and Design Gardens Gallery, 9810 FL A1A Alt, Palm Beach Gardens.

Claudia Harrison is Chief Information Officer at Compass Community Center. You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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