LOFT Calendar

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 02:00 PM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    FREE Mental Health Therapy


    The LOFT is a weekly site for Mental Health Association of Westchester's "Driving Toward Resilience" program, which brings behavioral health mobile units to local organizations for FREE, confidential therapy appointments available.


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    WHEN: every Wednesday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Appointment REQUIRED)

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
    252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call Laura Ferrelli (914) 598-7264 to participate,
    or ask our helpline for assistance at [email protected] with the subject line "Mental Health Therapy"

    Check the LOFT calendar to make sure the mobile unit will be here before you make your appointment!

    To learn more about Mental Health Association (MHA) Driving Towards Resilience program: CLICK HERE!

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    There is no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.


     

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT LBGTQ+ Campus in White Plains, NY

    (IP): TransParentcy

    WJCS Center Lane is where LGBTQIA+ youth create community, connect with culture, and contribute to the world! TransParentcy is a support group for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) youth ages 13-21 and their parents/guardians. TGNCNB and gender-expansive youth meet in one room while parents/caregivers meet next door so everyone has an opportunity to discuss topics of concern with peers. TransParentcy groups are often smaller, focus on a more specific audience, and can be short-term.


    PLEASE NOTE: This group meets IN-PERSON on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. There are no more virtual meetings.

    WHEN: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT: 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

    WHO: TGNG Youth ages 13-21 and their caregivers

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call (914) 423-0610 with any questions!


    Center Lane provides affirming supportive, educational, and recreational programming for LGBTQIA+ youth. Facilitated by supportive adult experts, group discussions and activities are welcoming spaces where youth can feel safe sharing difficult experiences, discussing personal issues, developing friendships, problem-solving with other youth and adult mentors, and engaging as leaders.


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  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 05:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): C.A.L.M - Centered at LOFT Meditation

    C.A.L.M. - Centered at LOFT Meditation is a group at The LOFT open to all in the community who are seeking a space to unwind and recenter. Join us for a variety of relaxing meditations, including breath, guided, mindfulness, mantra, and more.
    This is an inter-generational program of Silver Connections, The LOFT's program for LGBTQ+ community members ages 55+. This program is open to anyone, ages 18 and older.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)

    WHEN: every Thursday from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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    Open to all skill and experience levels.

    In this time when our lives are very off balanced, a centering practice can be a useful tool to get through challenging moments. Utilizing guided meditation, breathing exercises and reading and reflection, this session will introduce a variety of practices to help you feel grounded and centered to better connect to your emotional core.

    This virtual group is facilitated by The LOFT and Queery volunteer James Young. To learn more about James and Queery, click here.


    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.


    Learn more about Silver Connections here!

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  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    Virtual

    (V): One Voice: LGBTQ+ HIV/AIDS Support Group

    One Voice: HIV/AIDS Support Group is an open-topic support meeting for anyone living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, ages 18+. Meetings are held on Zoom on the last Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm ET.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)


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    When: The last Thursday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ET on Zoom.

    Click here for information on how to access this group!

    Call The LOFT's Helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 if you have any questions about the group!

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    One Voice will include services such as:

    • Guest Speakers
    • Peer Support Groups
    • Resource Guides
    • Community Outreach & Advocacy
    • Monthly HIV/STI Testing and Safer Sex Counseling provided by Project INFORM, a program of HVCS

    All services are provided in a safe and confidential environment.


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.
    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.


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  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    (IP): Queer Voices

    Queer Voices is a safe space for LGBTQ+ songwriters & performers to share music, learn and support one another.


    WHO: LGBTQ+ songwriters, performers, and musicians

    WHEN: 2nd and last Thursdays of the month from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call (914) 948-2932 x18 with any questions!


     

  • Friday, March 01, 2024 at 12:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Lunch with The LOFT

    This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)


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    WHEN: every Friday from 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x14 with any questions!

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    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.


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  • Friday, March 01, 2024 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, NY

    (IP): LGBTQ+ Youth Night

     


    LGBTQ+ Youth Night is a youth-only social & support space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth in 5th-12th grades. Provided in partnership with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Center and WJCS Center Lane. Come out to meet new friends & have fun! Free pizza and snacks provided.


    WHO: LGBTQ+ and allied youth in 5th-12th grades

    WHEN: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
    252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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  • Friday, March 01, 2024 at 07:30 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Lesbian Social Network (LSN)

    The Lesbian Social Network (LSN) is an open topic group run by a trained peer facilitator for women.
    Ages 18 and older, who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or are questioning their sexuality.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)


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    WHEN: every Friday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic, drop-in groups. Groups are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.


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  • Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 10:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Queer Community Book Club

    Using books written by people who identify themselves within queer communities, Queer Community Book Club (QCBC) aims to deepen our sense of community and ourselves in a queer centric space. QCBC is a free program that is cosponsored by Queery and The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice. (Click here to learn more)

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    WHEN: every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    WHERE: Virtual (Zoom)

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions! 

    To get updates on QCBC follow us on IG @queercommunitybookclub

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    To learn more about Queery click here.
    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
    Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.

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  • Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    VIRTUAL

    (V): Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an open and supportive group of people seeking to handle and recover from their problematic drinking.


    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this group will be meeting virtually until further notice.


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    WHEN: every Saturday from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    WHERE: Virtual (Click here to join Zoom)

    CONTACT: [email protected] or call The LOFT's helpline at (914) 948-2932 x13 with any questions!

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