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Support groups in the West North Central States

The following is a list of support groups in the West North Central States.

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.

Iowa

Iowa FTM/SOFFA
New as of April 2007. Group for FTMs and SOFFAs in the area around Grinnell and Iowa City. The group will be meeting the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1pm in Iowa City. If there is enough interest, people may begin meeting an additional day each month in Grinnell or somewhere in that area.
This group and the online group are open to those individuals who were labeled female at birth but feel this does not adequately describe who they are; this includes the full FTM+ spectrum. In addition, this organisation and the online group are open to the SOFFAs of FTM-spectrum identified individuals.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iowa-ftmsoffa/

Iowa Artistry
PO BOX 75
CEDAR RAPIDS IA 52406-0075
E-mail: scottm@ins.infonet.net
Website: http://www.transgender.org/ioar/contact.html
Support group for gender issues. MAGGIE affiliate. This is also the Iota Alpha chapter of Tri-Ess. Rap sessions, annual picnic, annual banquet, resource library, changing facilities, professional guests, and informational programs.
Publishes: Bi-monthly newsletter

Iowa Teen Trans Alliance
Email: sanguirina1379@yahoo.com (RJ Jensen)
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4889706633
For Trans teens and their allies in Iowa.

Quad-City Society For Sexuality Education
1236 W 8TH ST
DAVENPORT IA 52802-1330
(Please note: This address is undeliverable. Post sent to this address will be returned. If anyone knows of a more accurate postal address, please adjust it here!)
Telephone: 1319 324 6941 (6:00p – 9:00p)
Social support group for all gender-diverse folk. Meets first Sunday of the month at 6:00pm

River City Gender Alliance (RCGA)
PO BOX 680
COUNCIL BLUFFS IA 51502-0680
MAGGIE affiliate. Educational, support, and social group. Monthly meetings, referrals for professional counseling, personal listings, social opportunities, changing facilities, and library.
Publishes: The Transformer (bi-monthly)

Kansas

Crossdressers And Friends (CAF)
PO BOX 4092
OVERLAND PARK KS 66204-0092
E-mail: kccaf@aol.com
MAGGIE affiliate. Fall Harvest Weekend, regional conference with MAGGIE every fall. Social and educational support group. Meetings on the first Thursday each month. Business meeting /social night the third Saturday of each month. Partner support, Big Sister program. Also known as Kansas City Crossdressers And Friends (KCCAF)
Publishes: Newsletter

Trans Rise Above
Meets at:
First Metropolitan Community Church
156 S KANSAS ST
WICHITA KS 6721
Email: stophate@transriseabove.com
Website: http://transriseabove.com/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/transriseabove

Wichita Transgender Alliance
PO BOX 16831
WICHITA KS 67216-0831
MAGGIE affiliate. Peer support group open to anyone regardless of sex, sexual preference, race, or religion. Bi-weekly meetings at a local church; small donation requested, but not required. WTA provides mutual support, social get-togethers, referrals to sympathetic professionals. Changing facilities, brochures. A chat with an officer of the Alliance required to ensure that you’d benefit.
Publishes: Newsletter

Missouri

Crossdressers And Friends (CAF)
PO BOX 4092
OVERLAND PARK KS 66204-0092
E-mail: kccaf@aol.com
MAGGIE affiliate. Fall Harvest Weekend, regional conference with MAGGIE every fall. Social and educational support group. Meetings on the first Thursday each month. Business meeting /social night the third Saturday of each month. Partner support, Big Sister program. Also known as Kansas City Crossdressers And Friends (KCCAF)
Publishes: Newsletter

FTM Support of Kansas City
c/o LGCC-KC
207 WESTPORT RD
KANSAS CITY MO 64111
1816 931 4420
E-mail: kansascityftms@aol.com
Confidential peer support for FTMs in KC and surrounding areas. We welcome all Transmen, female-bodied people exploring their genders, and Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies (SOFFAs).

Mid-America Gender Group Information Exchange (MAGGIE)
c/o Erika Cantrell
St Louis Gender Foundation
PO BOX 9433
ST LOUIS MO 63117-0433
Coalition of five mid-American gender associations: St Louis Gender Foundation, Kansas City Crossdressers and Friends, Iowa Artistry, Wichita Transgender Alliance, and Omaha River City Gender Alliance.

PFLAG-NEMO
URL: http://pflag-nemo.org/
Northeast Missouri PFLAG chapter. All are welcome.

St Louis Bois
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stlouisbois/
For guys in the St Louis, MO region and surrounding areas who are FTM. A group for support, questions, to exchange resources, friendship, and anything else.

St Louis FTMs
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stlouismo_ftms/
A space for FTMs, Transmen, and those questioning to talk about anything and everything, in the St Louis, MO region (this includes St Louis County and surrounding counties, and the East side as well). This is a place for support and friendship. No flaming!

St Louis Gender Foundation (StLGF)
PO BOX 9433
ST LOUIS MO 63117-0433
Telephone: 1314 367 4128 (Voice Mail & Information)
Email: stlgf@aol.com
MAGGIE affiliate. Open support group (crossdressers, transsexuals, other Trans folks, and significant others all welcome). Meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month (holidays may alter this schedule, consult StLGF voice mail for current meeting schedule) in a warm, private, social atmosphere to provide support, shared professional knowledge, confidence building and fun. Changing facilities, makeup workshops, clothing exchange, guest speakers, library, professional referral, occasional events. Trans support circle meets at regular StLGF meetings.
Publishes: StLGF Gazette

St Louis Gender Youth Group
Email: transyouthgroup@gmail.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stltransyouthgroup/
Group for Transgender, gender questioning, and gender variant youth (ages 13-24) to come meet. This group has advisers who are diverse in terms of race, class, and gender identity. Meetings are 7-8:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month at The SPOT in the Central West End, directions here: http://thespot.wustl.edu/directions.html.

St Louis Transgender Forum
Website: http://stltg.com/forum/index.php
Forum for those living in the St Louis, Missouri, USA and Metro area. Transgender folks whether MTF or FTM, transsexuals, crossdressers, androgyne individuals to post places to visit, meet, shop, things to do, chat, support, and general help in the St Louis/East St Louis and Metro area. This group is not affiliated with any local gender organizations.

Tau Unity
Meets at:
Gay and Lesbian Centre of the Ozarks (GLO)
518 E COMMERCIAL ST
SPRINGFIELD MO 65801
URL: http://glocenter.org/
Meets on Sundays from 7-9 pm. Open to all Trans-identified, genderqueer, gender variant, etc., and questioning people, along with friends and supporters. Looking to renew and revitalise the group as 2012 starts – please come be a part of it!

Transsexuals in Prison
Non-prisoners contact:
Dee Farmer
23288037
PO BOX 4000
SPRINGFIELD MO 65808-4000
Prisoners contact:
Mrs Patricia Fisher
SUCC 293 COTE DES NEIGES
5858 COTE DES NEIGES BLVD
MONTRÉAL QC H3S 2S6
CANADA
Education, advocacy, and legal support.
Publishes: Quarterly newsletter

Minnesota

Beta Gamma, Tri-Ess
PO BOX 8591
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55408-0591
Tri-Ess chapter, for heterosexual male crossdressers.

City of Lakes Crossgender Community (CLCC)
PO BOX 14844
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55414-0844
1612 229 3613
E-mail: clcc@topcity.mn.org
Gopher site: gopher://rodent.cis.umn.edu.:11132/00/all-files/M-City%20of%20Lakes%20Crossgender%20Community
Monthly meetings. The group provides a comfortable social setting for crossdressers to meet like-minded folks. Orientation is not considered. Interview before coming to the first party.

Minnesota Freedom of Gender Expression (MFGE)
PO BOX 17945
ST PAUL MN 55117
Telephone: 1612 220 9072 (Voice mail)
An open service and peer support group for Transgender persons, their significant others, and interested persons. Services listing for members. Interview required.
Publishes: Bimonthly newsletter

MN Boyz
E-mail: mnboyz@aol.com
E-mail group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mnboyz/
Forming group. Arthur Freeheart and Dylan Woodward are organising meetings.

New Men and Women of Minnesota
PO BOX 6432
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55406-0432
1612 220 1920
Meetings, referrals.
Publishes: Newsletter

TransConX
TransConX is an FTM resource & support group based in Southeastern Minnesota.
Meets once a month in different locations around the area, including (but not necessarily limited to) the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Mankato.

North Dakota

Sorry, no listings. If you know of a support group in North Dakota, please contact us and we will add them to this list.

Nebraska

FTM MENtor
Lincoln NE
E-mail: ftm_mentor@yahoo.com
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftm_mentor/
Meets monthly in Lincoln. Contact for more info. Support and social group for FTM (female to male) Transgender/transsexual/questioning individuals in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. We welcome female-born persons exploring gender identities on the FTM spectrum, and those who support us.

River City Gender Alliance (RCGA) of Council Bluffs
PO BOX 680
COUNCIL BLUFFS IA 51502-0680
MAGGIE affiliate. Educational, support, and social group. Monthly meetings, a bi-monthly newsletter, referrals for professional counselling, personal listings, social opportunities, changing facilities, and library. Screening required.
Publishes: The Transformer

River City Gender Alliance (RCGA) of Omahaa PO BOX 8076
OMAHA NE 68108-0076
Telephone: 1612 744 3685
Telephone: 1402 398 1255 (hotline)
E-mail: patwinn@soc.net (Pat Winn)
Affiliated with MAGGIE, and hosts a Transgender convention.

South Dakota

Sorry, no listings. If you know of a support group in South Dakota, please contact us and we will add them to this list.