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Support groups in New England

The following is a list of support groups in New England.

For support groups grouped by Census Division, see Support groups in the United States. For support groups outside the United States, see Support groups.

Disclaimer: Listings are for information purposes only and do not constitute recommendations by T-Vox. All websites listed here are outside of our control; T-Vox is not responsible for their content.

Connecticut

Connecticut Outreach Society (COS)
PO BOX 163
FARMINGTON CT 06034-0162
1860 604 6343
E-mail: info@ctoutreach.org
Website: http://www.ctoutreach.org/
Publishes: The Outreach News
Promotes a positive self-image for cross-gendered individuals in the community and in the media. Three meetings each month. Wives’ support group and couples’ group; education, outreach, and speakers’ bureau; social get-togethers and outings; confidential membership directory with personal ads and photos. Membership/recommendation required.

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cTView
c/o Sharrissa Erin Rolfe
310 NOBLE ST
WEST HAVEN CT 06516-5916
E-mail: masond@aol.com
URL: http://www.transgender.org/ctv/
Open social and support group for straight, bi, gay, male or female, Trans folks, and significant others. Everyone is welcome! Yearly dues are only $16/year (cash only, no checks). A Renaissance affiliate club. Organised originally in 1986, reorganised in 1994 and have 60 members from CT and surrounding states. Benefits are 8-10pg newsletter 10x/year and Membership Directory of ads/addresses/photos. Newsletter publicises local events like Gay Balls, public theatres/plays, restaurants that welcome TVs. Has a code system for those who do not want to be listed, and provides free mail forwarding. For in-depth info, write to the above address or e-mail.

GBSING
PO BOX 162
HADDAM CT 06438-0162
E-mail: gbsing@aol.com
For single hetero adults who crossdress. Open to crossdressers and transsexuals. Offering support, friendship, outreach to singles. Non-sexual gatherings. Based in central Connecticut.

Images
PO BOX 666
THOMPSON CT 06241-0666
1203 779 9708 (voice and FAX)
Provides peer support, group, and individual counselling for the Transgender community. Group meetings the first Thursday of each month 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Worcester, MA. Individual counselling. 24-hour crisis hot-line to members of the group. Referrals to doctors, therapists, and other organisations. Call for phone interview. Safe and secure meeting place.

P I Group
PO BOX 245
HADDAM CT 06438-0245
Supportive, safe get-togethers. Send SASE for info. Available through networked online message boards.

Transitioning and Loving Life
http://thetallgroup.org/

Triangle Transgender Society
http://www.ctgay.org/

True Colors
http://ourtruecolors.org/

The Twenty Club
PO BOX 387
HARTFORD CT 06141-0387
1860 646 8651
E-mail: twentyclub@gmail.com
Website: http://twentyclub.net/
Publishes: XX, published bi-monthly.
The Twenty Club is the Trans peer support group of the Gender Identity Clinic of New England. Friends/relatives welcome. Meetings are at the Project 100 Hartford Community Centre at 1841 Broad St. in Hartford, on the second and fourth Saturdays 2-5 p.m. Meetings are usually open, sometimes there is a prearranged program. Occasional social events. Membership is $20.00/year, which includes a subscription to the newsletter. Persons wishing to attend are welcome as long as they have a personal interest in Trans issues, understand the nature of the group, and will respect the anonymity of those attending.

Maine

See also http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oma/MulticulturalResource/gay-resources.html for more GLBT resources.

All Maine Transgender (AMT)
PO BOX 145
BREWER ME 04412-0145
1207 947 1686

Bangor Pride Committee
PO BOX 566
ORONO ME 04473-0566
1207 990 4426 or 1207 942 7681
E-mail: jim@maineguide.com

MeGRESS
Jean Vermette, Director
E-mail: megress@tds.net
An education foundation getting therapists and doctors trained to serve the Trans community. Also does general public trainings.

Outreach Institute Of Gender Studies
Ariadne Kane, Director
126 WESTERN AVE STE 246
AUGUSTA ME 04330-7429
1207 621 0858 or 1207 775 0858
E-mail: ajaxamk@aol.com
Website: http://www.cowart.com/outreach/
Conferences and workshops on gender issues, Gender Attitude Reassessment Program for health care professionals, clinical supervision for sex educators and counselors, Fantasia Fair, speakers’ bureau for meetings and conferences, seminars for couples.
Publishes: Journal of Gender Studies, information packets, publications, annotated catalogue.

PFLAG – Bangor
36 EAST ST
BANGOR ME 04401
1207 990 3626
E-mail: c35269@aol.com

PFLAG – Brunswick
72 WOODSIDE RD
BRUNSWICK ME 04011
1207 725 6390
E-mail: shodgdon@blazenetme.net

PFLAG – Ellsworth
302 WINKIMPAUGH RD
ELLSWORTH ME 04605
1207 667 5621
E-mail: tamara@panax.com

PFLAG – Portland
PO BOX 8742
PORTLAND ME 04104-8742
1207 774 3441
E-mail: pflagportlandme@aol.com

Transcare 2000
Marty M Hagglund RN, C, Mental Health Nursing
1207 582 8779
E-mail: martyrnc@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.transcare2000.com/
A Maine based organisation providing nursing services to Transgender people. Services include: website, educational seminars, on-line web community, referrals, group facilitation, and social support group meeting in Augusta. All services provided by a registered nurse. Recently listed in National Register’s Who’s Who. Transcare2000 works towards human rights for all Transgender persons with Equality Maine.

Transgender Advocacy
PJ Mears, director
758 COLLEGE RD
LEWISON ME 04240
Telephone: 1207 783 4630
E-mail: pjmears@megalink.net
Advocacy, education and outreach on behalf of the Trans community with a specialization in Female-to-Male-spectrum identities.

TransSupport Group – Old Orchard Beach
PO BOX 424
OLD ORCHARD BEACH ME 04064-0424
Telephone: 1207 934 0934

TransSupport Group – Portland
62 STATE ST APT 21
PORTLAND ME 04101-3752
Telephone: 1207 774 7029
E-mail: godisblue@aol.com

Transupport
PO BOX 4075
PORTLAND ME 04101-4075
E-mail: godisbblue@aol.com
Website: http://transsupport.tripod.com/
Education and social activities for members of the gender community, their families and friends, and others interested in these issues.Monthly general meetings and monthly small discussion group. Speakers’ bureau. Strict security. Write.
Publishes: Trans-Talk

Yankee Boyz
PJ Mears, founder and facilitator
E-mail: yankeeboyz@hotmail.com
Maine’s first and only FTM support group. For female born people that do not accept a female and/or woman identity. Meets monthly in the Auburn area.
Open to Significant Others, friends, family and allies (SOFFAs) of this community as well. Any orientation configuration welcome.
Must call ahead first.

Massachusetts

Boston

Boston Alliance of LGBT Youth (BAGLY)
PO BOX 960814
BOSTON MA 02196-0814
Meets at:
Community Church of Boston
565 BOYLSTON ST (in Copley Square, directly across from the fountain)
BOSTON MA 02116-3601
1617 227 4313
Fax: 1617 227 3266
Email: info@bagly.org
Website: http://bagly.org/
BAGLY provides support for GLBT folks aged 22 and under. Meetings are Wednesdays from 6-9 pm. Identity-specific discussions, including a Trans group, are from 7-8 pm. See here for more information about meetings, or contact for more info.

Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)
Meets at:
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church & Cambridge Welcoming Ministries
1555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE
CAMBRIDGE MA
E-mail: Elizabeth at curander.curander@gmail.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boston-area-trans-support/
Peer-run support group for college-age and twenty-something Transgender people in the Boston, MA, area. Meets every two weeks, alternating between Tuesday and Wednesday. For those who are seeking others of similar age for support in realisation of one’s gender identity, help with coming out, transition concerns, and anything else that members wish to bring up. Inclusive of those who identify as Transgender and/or who are questioning their gender, from MTF to FTM to genderqueer to whatever other gender description you prefer. BATS is an LGBTIQ friendly safe space, with confidentiality respected among members.
The entrance to the meeting space is around to the right of the front of the building (where there are large steps out front). The door has an apartment-style buzzer list next to it. If there isn’t anyone right there to open it for you, try knocking. Once inside, go up the stairs right ahead of you and turn immediately left. On your left is a door with a window in it; there are bookshelves, chairs, a piano, and a fireplace inside. Please don’t go in or out the main doors of the building. There are stairs inside, so if that poses a problem for you, please go up the wheelchair ramp on the left of the main entrance instead. There is no buzzer, but there should be a cell phone number posted there for you to call so someone can come let you in.

Compass
c/o International Foundation For Gender Education
PO BOX 540229
WALTHAM MA 02454-0229
1781 899 2212
E-mail: compassftm@comcast.net
Website: http://compassftm.org/
Support group for anyone who was assigned female at birth who feels that that is not a complete or accurate description of who they are. Meets in Boston on the first Thursday of every month, 7-9 pm. Newcomers always welcome. Confidentiality highly respected. Very laid-back group.

Partners Support Group
Meets at:
Fenway Community Health
1340 BOYLSTON ST
BOSTON MA 02215
1857 313 6551
Fax: 1617 247 3460
New group as of autumn 2013. For cisgender partners of Trans people. Ages 18+. Contact Sarah Eley, LICSW, through Fenway, for more information.

TransHealth SOFFA Group
Fenway Community Health
1340 BOYLSTON ST
BOSTON MA 02215
1617 927 6283
E-mail: leslieb@fenwayhealth.org
Website: http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_srv_services_trans
Support group for SOFFAs (significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) of Transfolk.

North Shore

Charlene at Nightlife
PO BOX 3031
WOBURN MA 01888-1831
Email: nightlifex@aol.com
One-on-one meetings to help you get through the hard times.

North East Tranwomens Alliance (NETA Health)
Call for secure and confidential meeting location.
1978 712 0144
Email: lponticelli@netahealth.org
Website: http://netahealth.org/
NETA provides a bi-monthly support meeting for the LGBTIQ community on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at a secure and confidential location. Friendly welcoming well-trained and educated staff facilitates the group. Many activities and informative discussions take place on a bi-monthly basis.

Tiffany Club Wives’ Support Group
c/o TCNE, Inc.
PO BOX 2283
WOBURN MA 01888-0483
1617 891 9325
Monthly meetings, one-on-one support.

Trans Group
Leader: Andrea Razi, LICSW
Arlington MA
1781 646 0500 x236
Meets Thursdays 7pm-8pm. Support, Eduation, Therapy. Accessible by public transportation. $35 per session or most insurances accepted.
Call with questions or to get involved!

Metro West
The Adam Society
c/o Dan Riley
PO BOX 367
WAYLAND MA 01778-0367
Support group for female-to-male crossdressers and transsexuals, and their significant others.
Publishes: Adam’s Word

International Foundation For Gender Education (IFGE)
PO BOX 540229
WALTHAM MA 02454-0229
1781 899 2212
E-mail: info@ifge.org
Website: http://ifge.org/
Publishes: Transgender Tapestry magazine
Educational and service organisation designed to serve as an effective communications medium, outreach device, and networking facility for the entire Trans community and those affected by that community. Publisher of materials relevant to the Trans community. Sponsors the annual Coming Together convention. An international information and referral clearinghouse, speakers’ bureau, ‘drop-in bookshop’ for emergency peer counselling and on-going volunteer work.

Reflections
PO BOX 4002
DEDHAM MA 02027-4002
Providing public speaking, advocacy, support phone line, therapy group, library, referral database. Meets fourth Saturday of each month, 3:00-5:00pm at the Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St. at Arlington St., Boston.
Publishes: Newsletter

Tiffany Club of New England, Inc. (TCNE)
PO BOX 540071
WALTHAM MA 02454-0071
1781 891 9325
Website: http://www.tcne.org/
Organising get-togethers, workshops, seminars, and beauty courses, referrals, a speakers’ bureau, and group outings. You’re Not Alone support group meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. Family & Friends support group meets on the first Friday of every month from 7.30-9.00pm. We would love to meet you, so call us between 7 and 11 pm Eastern so we can inform you how to come to our location and for more details about the meetings.
Publishes: Rosebuds (monthly)

WAGLY
Meets at:
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills
309 WASHINGTON ST
WELLESLEY MA 02481-4913
1781 235 7423 x112
Email: info@wagly.org
Website: http://wagly.org/ or http://facebook.com/wagly
Do you identify as Transgender or gender variant? Are you at odds with the gender binary restrictions? Then WAGLY’s new (as of December 2010) Transgender/Gender Variant group is for you! All Trans and gender variant youth (ages 13-18) are welcome! Meets on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall loft. Contact for more info.

Wayland House
Wayland MA
1508 358 5919
A place for support, and to dress comfortably, and see the town. Storage is also available; Merissa Sherrill Lynn the founder of Tiffany Club extends her hand again. Please call her at 1508 358 5919 for an appointment today.

Umbrella
Meets at:
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills
309 WASHINGTON ST
WELLESLEY MA 02481
1781 235 7423 x112
Email: info@wagly.org
Website: http://wagly.org/
Social support for Trans and gender-nonconforming youth aged 19 and under. Meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:45-8:30 pm. Contact for more info.

South Shore

Brockton Alliance of LGBT Youth (BrAGLY)
942 W CHESTNUT ST
BROCKTON MA 02301-5567
1800 530 2770 x229
Email: msturtevant@healthimperatives.org (Missy Sturtevant)
Website: http://www.healthimperatives.org/glys/bragly
For all LGBT youth aged 14-21. Meets on Wednesday nights from 6.30-7.00 pm. Accessible by the 3 and 9 BAT bus lines.

South Shore Transgender Family Alliance Support Network (SSTFA)
Website: http://www.sstfa.org/
For Trans youth and their families.

Central MA

New Horizons
Worcester MA
1508 755 3773
E-mail: glbt@aidsprojectworcester.org
Looking to meet other people like yourself in an alcohol-free environment? New Horizons is open to anyone who is Transgender identified, gender variant or questioning. Join us for lively discussions, free coffee, and snacks.

North Central Transgender Alliance
Email: boudoin9@yahoo.com (Bo)
Group for all Transgender people or people who are questioning. A safe place to find support, to ask questions and be yourself. Meets on the second Thursday of each month. Different topics every month. Email for more information.

Trans4mations
Meets at:
AIDS Project Worcester
85 GREEN ST
WORCESTER MA 01604
1508 755 3773
Email: cbowick@aidsprojectworcester.org (Chastity Bowick)
Meets every Monday from 6-8 pm. For ages 18-35. Open to anyone who is Trans-identified, gender-nonconforming, or questioning. Contact for more info.

Western MA

After Surgery Support Exchange For Transsexuals (ASSET)
PO BOX 3121
GREENFIELD MA 01302-3121
Email: asset@crocker.com

Berkshire Alternatives
PO BOX 508
NORTH ADAMS MA 01247-0508
Social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and Transgender people. Meets the first Friday of each month.

East Coast Female-to-Male Group
PO BOX 60585
NORTHAMPTON MA 01060-0585
Meets in the homes of members. Social activities and networking with other FTMs. Meetings are potluck buffet.

Innvestments
PO BOX 2194
ORLEANS MA 02653-6194
Social support group for those on Cape Cod and southeastern MA. Meets first Tuesday each month except for summer. Inquire for time and place.
Publishes: Newsletter

The Myriad Network
PO BOX 288
WILLIAMSTOWN MA 01267-0288
Support without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Publishes: The Myriad Network News (quarterly)

Sunshine Club
PO BOX 564
HADLEY MA 01035-0564
1413 586 5004
E-mail: av517@osfn.rhilinet.gov
Monthly meetings at a church in Pioneer Valley area.
Discretion and toleration expected.
Publishes: SunSpots (Monthly club newsletter)

Sunshine Wives and Partners Group
E-mail: bubbles790@aol.com (Barbara)
Meets on same dates and at the same place as The Sunshine Club. Information be obtained from above information.

New Hampshire

Gender Talk North
PO BOX 211
KEENE NH 03431-0211
1603 924 8828
E-mail: careycl@aol.com
Support for Trans community members, family, friends, helping professionals. Regular meetings at various locations in southern New Hampshire. Interview required for new members.

Life Support
PO BOX 326
HUDSON NH 03051-0326
Telephone: 1603 883 4995 (leave a message)
A new support group for Transgender individuals in southern New Hampshire. (Nashua and surrounding area.) Membership is $15 per year, monthly newsletter with membership personal contacts, (non-sexual) area club listings, and articles for Transgender people.
We need: members interested in making friends, artist, writers, and staff.
Publishes: Newsletter

NH TREE
E-mail: sarannt42@adelphia.net (Sarah Anne Thompson) or peter.welch@unh.edu (Peter Welch)
Website: http://transnh.net/
NH TREE (Transgender Resources for Education and Empowerment) was formed in the Summer of 2002 as a way to help connect and support people in the gender community, educate the society about the breadth of gender diversity and promote community activism and cultural activities. The members of NH TREE are dedicated to promoting gender diversity, eradicating Transphobia and building a world where all people are cherished for their unique and varied gifts.

Reflections Northeast
CONCORD NH
E-mail: reflectionsnortheast@yahoo.com
Support & discussion group for MTF-spectrum folks. Meets monthly on the third Sunday of the month at 12 noon for a potluck meal. You also can e-mail for a request for one on one support or to be connected to their online support network.

Transgender Inclusive Families (TGIF)
NASHUA NH
E-mail: tgif_nh@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tgif_nh/
For Transgender and gender diverse youth (25 and under) and their families. Meets on the first Friday of every month. Everyone meets in the same building, but in two separate areas, therefore giving parents and kids the freedom to talk about gender and family issues without feeling threatened or embarrassed. The youth section will be run by Brad (FTM), while the parent section will be run by his mother.

Transgender New Hampshire
E-mail: transgendernh@gmail.com
Website: http://tgnh.org/
Provides resources, community building, educational programs and advocacy to assist Transgender NH residents, as well as significant others, friends, families, allies and helping professionals.

Transgender Support
Meets at:
3 NORTHERN BLVD STE 3A
AMHERST NH 03031
1603 769 3308
Website: http://jenniferemadden.com/ (Dr Jennifer Madden, contact)
Meets at Dr Jennifer Madden’s office on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8.30 pm. The group is facilitated by a therapist (not Dr Madden), but is a support group, not therapy. Newcomers are always welcome. Contact for more information.

Rhode Island

Borderlands
c/o TGI Network of Rhode Island
PO BOX 40365
PROVIDENCE RI 02940-0365
Telephone: 1401 441 5058 (voicemail)
Email: info@tginetwork.org
Website: http://tginetwork.org/
Run by the TGI Network of Rhode Island. Peer-led support group open to Trans, genderqueer, and/or intersex people and to those who are exploring whether a Trans/genderqueer/intersex identity is a good description of their experience. Meetings are held from 7-9pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Providence.
There is no “dress code” for the meeting; come in whatever clothes make you comfortable. There is a single-stall, gender-neutral restroom in the building available to anyone who would like to change clothes on-site.
The meeting location is withheld for participant privacy. Please email for more information.

MORF
PO BOX 623
PORTSMOUTH RI 02871-0623
Telephone: 1401 683 3563 (Gwen) or 1401 683 6836 (Barbie)
E-mail: tymestl@juno.com or fournier@aol.com or gwenspen@aol.com
A social/support group for all Transgender people meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in Warren, RI.

Southern New England area FTM
c/o TGI Network of Rhode Island
PO BOX 40365
PROVIDENCE RI 02940-0365
1401 441 5058 (voicemail)
E-mail: info@tginetwork.org
Website: http://tginetwork.org/
Run by the TGI Network of Rhode Island. Monthly meetings. Female-to-male Transgender peer support, information, and social group. This group is for people who identify somewhere on the Trans-masculine spectrum and/or who were assigned female at birth but do not feel that is an accurate or complete description of their gender. Email for more info.

Vermont

Outright VT
BURLINGTON VT
Website: [1]
For GLBT people 22 and under. Very Trans-inclusive.

Vermont Transgender Support
1802 860 8430