Virtual: LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group

The LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group is a closed meeting space for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual abuse to process experiences, develop coping skills, and strengthen feelings of resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Meetings are held weekly on Zoom and are open to any LGBTQ+ survivor of sexual abuse, ages 18 and older, whether the abuse occurred in childhood or adulthood. An intake and screening is required to participate. This is a CLOSED meeting, pre-registration is required.

This Support Group is co-organized by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center and WestCOP- Victims Assistance Services (VAS), and is co-facilitated by a VAS Clinician and LOFT LGBTQ+ Survivor Advocate.


The LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group is currently closed to new attendees.
This group will reopen for enrollment in Spring 2022..

For any questions please contact Shepard Verbas (they/them), Director of Programs and Services ([email protected])

Meetings will be held weekly from 10:30-12pm on Zoom
Saturday, January 15th - Saturday, March 5th

To participate, all attendees must:

  • Be an LGBTQ+ survivor of sexual abuse, age 18 or older
  • Be a NYS resident
  • Be able to attend a minimum of 7 out of 8 group meetings (held on Zoom)
  • Complete an intake with VAS and The LOFT prior to participating in the group meetings

Please note: This Support Group is not intended for LGBTQ+ survivors currently experiencing abuse. If you are currently in an abusive relationship, please click here to learn more about The LOFT's LGBTQ+ Survivor Advocacy program, Rebuilding Rainbows.

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February 05, 2022 at 10:30am - 12pm
Shepard Verbas · · (914) 948-2932 x19