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November 14, 2016

Post Presidential Election: Community Resiliency & Strength

Category: Center Support,General,Programs — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:28 pm

My fellow community members,

Once again, I come to you with a heavy heart after hearing the news of the candidate that was elected President. This decision was a shocking upset that now has our community numb and afraid. While the future of where our country will go under the new President-elect is unclear , the rhetoric of fear and hate that has spread across the land during this campaign has fueled the fire of homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism and more. Even in our Capital Region, there have been incidences of hate committed in his name.

While today seems dark, we as a community have been though tougher times and have survived. We, as an LGBTQ people, have an amazing resiliency and strength that has been passed from generation to generation and we will be prepared for the days to come. We, as a movement, have been fighting for equality and justice since 1969 and we are not prepared to stop or surrender!

Now more than ever, the Pride Center of the Capital Region will be there as a beacon of light in dark times, a sanctuary for the oppressed, a refuge for the marginalized, a convener of community for support, a catalyst for unity and an advocate for equality and justice. Together, we must stand vigilant and face the challenges to come!

In the spirit of a united community, In Our Own Voices (IOOV) and the Pride Center will continue to create a safe space for LGBTQ individuals to discuss current concerns, questions, and/ or issues surrounding the results of the current election. We have heard our community cries, fears, and doubts.

There is hope! We are continuing to work with our local LGBTQ community, IOOV, and other partners in the fight for social justice partners to formulate ways to move forward and create solutions.  Our programs and services our hear to help support you.We invite you to connect with your community, to discuss your fears and concerns, share your ideas, and unite in the safe space provided at your Pride Center.  Follow us on Facebook for announcements on future community action. Check out our calendar and connect with Center Youth, Family Pride, Men’s Pride, Trans* PrideVintage Pride, or our  Women’s Pride programs. There is hope!

“Please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it.” –Hillary Clinton

Be well and be safe,

Michael Weidrich
Executive Director & CEO

April 22, 2014

Watch: Top Ten Ways to Give OUT: Tip #7

Category: Center Support,General — Tags: , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

#7: Join the Team and Set Up Your Razoo Fundraising Page!

If you have not done so already go to the Pride Center of the Capital Region’s Give OUT Day Fundraising Page on Razoo.

With your help, we can place #1 again!

With your help, we can place #1 again!

If you are participating as a Give OUT Day Ambassador for the Pride Center of the Capital Region, I created a team page for all of us!  Please be on the lookout for an email from me with instructions on how to join our team!

It’s really easy and simple to create a fundraising page on Razoo! Please note there is no need to create two fundraising pages, so if you already set up your page you are good to go!

 

How to set up a Razoo Fundraising Page on the Pride Center Fundraising Page

 

  1. Go to http://tinyurl.com/oeagqp9
  2. Select “Fundraise for this Cause” on the bottom right hand side
  3. If you have not registered for Razoo before you may be prompted to register. If so follow the registration steps. And return to the Pride Center Fundraising Page at: http://tinyurl.com/oeagqp9
  4. Follow step 2.
  5. Create a project name. Something like: Give OUT Day 2014 – Your Name
  6. Then set up your page and set your fundraising goals for Give OUT Day.

How to set up a Fundraising Page on the Give OUT Day Ambassador Team Page

  1. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lqtwgx6
  2. Under “Fundraise for this Team”, select “Fundraise”
  3. If you have not registered for Razoo before you may be prompted to register. If so follow the registration steps. And return to the Give Out Day Ambassador Page at:  http://tinyurl.com/lqtwgx6
  4. Follow step 2.
  5. Create you project name. Something like: Give OUT Day 2014 – Your Name
  6. Then set up your page and set your fundraising goals for Give OUT Day.

April 15, 2014

Know Your Healthcare Options

Category: Center Support,General,Programs — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:00 pm

If you had trouble completing your healthcare enrollment application before the March 31st deadline you have until April 15th at 11:59PM to complete. You should call the NYSOH marketplace – 1.855.355.5777 / TTY: 1.800.662.1220 to request an application extension.

 

Click through on the flyer below for more detailed information.

qualifying life events FAQ

March 4, 2014

LGBT Health Month Is Here!

Category: Center Support,General,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 4:37 pm

health

Just a reminder to everyone: March is LGBT Health Month!

Here at the Pride Center we have a whole flurry of fantastic activities scheduled throughout the month to promote wellness, safety and healthy living. From chiropractic training to yoga & voguing classes, there’s a little something for everyone. All events are located at the Pride Center (332 Hudson Avenue in Albany) unless otherwise indicated.

Some of the highlights during LGBT Health Month include:

 

CHIROPRACTIC INFORMATION & CORE TRAINING w/ Dr. Nancy Radigan 

Thursday, March 6th @ 6pm

Our first activity of the month! Chiropractic & Core training to help manage, decrease & avoid back pain! Come find out things you didn’t know about  chiropractic & take first steps toward taking control of your own spinal health! Learn the basics to performing safe &  effective core exercises, that will help instead of hurt you! Please bring a towel.

 

CREATIVE SEXUALITY: THE ART OF LGBTQ SEX w/Lyndon Cudlitz

Sunday, March 9th @ 4pm 

Explore how LGBTQ people are redefining sexuality & getting creative! Learn how to get what you want & advocate for what you need. FREE sex-positive prizes!  AGES 18+ ONLY

 

GETCHA LYFE [BACK]: HIP-HOP & VOGUING CLASS  w/ Jermaine Wright

Sunday, March 23rd @ 6:30pm-E.B.A Dance Studio (351 Hudson Avenue, Albany)

This dance workshop will focus on community building & empowerment through performing arts. Let your hair down, get loose, & join us as we hit the dance floor with a little bit of “BOOM-BOOM KAT KAT FOR YOUR LYFE!” It’s truly amazing what the body can do to help free the mind, come thru & get your dance on!

 

Keep in mind that the events listed above are just some of the many events the Pride Center has planned during LGBT Health Month. For a full schedule of events please click on the flyer below:

lgbt health month

 

 

February 26, 2014

LGBT Health Month: Chiropractic & Core Training!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:56 pm

Mark Your Calendars! Coming up on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 6PM we will be hosting a Chiropractic & Core Training featuring Dr. Nancy Radigan, here at the Pride Center!

Chiropractic & core training helps manage, decrease & avoid back pain! Come find out things you didn’t know about chiropractic care & take first steps toward taking control of your own spinal health!

Learn the basics to performing safe & effective core exercises, that will help instead of hurt you!

Please bring a towel.

This event is FREE and open to the public. See you there!

About the FABULOUS Dr. Nancy Radigan:

Dr. Radigan has been a practicing chiropractor in upstate NY for over 25 years. She has 3 years post graduate study in nutrition, 3 years of chiropractic rehabilitative exercise, and a year of applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Radigan grew up right here in Amsterdam, NY; received her BA from SUNY Albany, and went to school for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in suburban Chicago. She is also an active member of the NYS Chiropractic Association.

Life and professional experience has brought her to a place where she understands that an “ounce of prevention” is worth far more than that “pound of cure,” and is trying to bring this perspective to her patients and family and anyone else who will listen! Consequently, she is trying to teach fitness and a healthy lifestyle through all of her professional and public interactions.

 

Check out the event page on Facebook with the link below!

LGBT Health Month: Chiropractic & Core Training

January 9, 2014

New Year? Time to update your HIV status. Get tested at the Pride Center!

Category: Center Support,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 11:14 am

Is routine HIV testing a part of your 2014 plan for good health? It should be!  If it’s been more than 6 months since your last test, it’s time for a new one.   The Pride Center offers FREE, confidential, rapid HIV testing.  Check out our drop-in dates for January and February:

January
Friday, January 10th (tomorrow!): 4-7pm
Friday, January 24th: 4-7pm

February
Monday, February 3rd: 4-7pm
Monday, February 17th: 4-7pm
Friday, February 28th: 4-7pm

We also offer testing by appointment.  Our test is painless, and is offered in a comfortable LGBT-friendly environment.  Results in just 20 minutes and FREE safer sex supplies are available!

For more info or to make an appointment call 518.462.6138 or email casemanagement@capitalpridecenter.org.  

January 6, 2014

Beat that Penalty!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:19 pm

If you missed the Deadline – don’t fret. There’s still time to Enroll.

And We Can Help!!

Sign-up by February 15th for coverage that begins on March 1st

Get Informed

 Join us tomorrow night!

We will be holding our first Drop-In Information Session of 2014 in the  Large Auditorium at:

Main Branch of the Albany Public Library —161 Washington Ave. 12210

Flyer

December 16, 2013

See you tonight for “…And a Healthy New Year!”

Category: Center Support,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:48 pm

It’s finally here!  The Pride Center welcomes you to join us TONIGHT and get a ready for a healthy start to 2014!

Stop in this evening between 5-7pm and choose between any of these fabulous services:

– FREE Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

– FREE Rapid HIV Testing

– Flu Shots (FREE with Insurance, Sliding Scale Discount for uninsured!)

No Appointment Necessary! See you tonight at the Pride Center – 332 Hudson Ave, Albany!

...And a healthy new year event flyer

December 13, 2013

…And a Happy, Healthy New Year to you


Please join us on Monday the 16th, from 5pm – 7pm as we welcome the New Year with a Health Extravaganza!

FREE Health Insurance Enrollment, FREE HIV Screening, FREE Flu Shots*

And much more!

* with insurance, $29.99 without insurance

...And a healthy new year event flyer

 

Introducing the newest member to our Pride Center Family!

Category: Center Support,General,Programs — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 11:47 am

photo 1Hello Capital Region!

Let me take this time to introduce myself. My name is Alison Horgan and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA with Siena College working at The Pride Center of the Capital Region as a Program Development Assistant. In this role, I will be assisting with the development of the Pride Center’s youth program by strengthening its existing community connections and creating new ones.

I graduated from The Academy of the Holy Names in 2002 and went on to Manhattan College with a track scholarship, graduating Cum Laude in 2006 with two degrees; Psychology and Communications. After college, I moved back to Albany and briefly worked at La Salle Institute before accepting a position at the New York State Senate in the Office of the Majority Leader. I worked at the Senate for 6 years before taking a year off to join AmeriCorps. I will return to work for the Senate when my year of service is done, in August 2014.

When I first joined AmeriCorps in July 2013, I was living and working on the Gulf Coast in South Mississippi. It is true when they say “there’s no place like home.” While the beach and warm weather were a wonderful change and the work fulfilling, I missed my roots and transferred home.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA? Great question! Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. With passion, commitment, and hard work, VISTA’s create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

In addition to my professional career, I am a musician and vocalist. I have been performing in school and community theatre since 1997, have been a pianist since the age of 4, have been a member of my church choir since the age of 13, have sang in numerous vocal competitions and played keyboard and sang female lead vocals with a local rock and blues band. I am also a karaoke queen. Performing under the name ‘Ali Fabulous’, you can usually find me anywhere that has karaoke or an open mic night. I am also a hunter; a fact about me that surprises most people.

In closing, transferring home was the best decision I could have made. Since I have been home, I have felt the warmth and sense of community I so missed. Home to me isn’t just where the heart is; it is where my family is, where my love of music started, where my friends are and where my awareness for community service began. While I was away, I realized how important home is to me, and why I had to finish my year of service at home in my community, in my Albany.

 

Alison Horgan

Program Development Assistant

Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA

Pride Center of the Capital Region

332 Hudson Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

p: (518) 462-6138 x22

f: (518) 462-2101

e: ahorgan@capitalpridecenter.org

w: www.capitalpridecenter.org

November 22, 2013

Help Us Expand Our LGBTQ Youth Library!

Category: Center Support,General,Programs — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 12:37 pm

The Pride Center of the Capital Region is in need of more books and DVDs to help expand our Center Youth Resource Center! In the past few months, our space for our Center Youth program has been going through a major renovation, it looks fabulous! We’re in the final stretch, and our LGBTQ Youth Library and Resource Center is in need of donations!

The LGBTQ Youth Library and Resource Center provides relevant books and other resources that reflect positive LGBTQ stories and experiences, that will help our LGBTQ youth feel safe as they come out and explore their identity.

Please donate new or gently used LGBTQ youth themed/ appropriate books and DVDs to the Pride Center or make a small donation to the LGBTQ Youth library fund. If you would like book suggestions, call Youth Program Coordinator, James at (518) 462-6138 or email Jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org.

Your contribution will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the LGBTQ youth we serve!

Please do not leave donations outside, call our office to schedule a drop off (518) 462-6138! We are located at:

Pride Center of the Capital Region
332 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

We look forward to working with you to create an empowered and supported community of LGBTQ youth!

November 19, 2013

Vintage Pride a Hit!

Category: Center Support — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 10:30 am

Vintage Pride last Sunday the 17th was a blast! We shared delicious food, warm laughs and great ideas for future events. Thanks to all who came and made me feel so welcome on my first day! Hope to see you all, and anyone else who wants to join, on December 15th!

Sincerely,

Rosy Galvan

November 18, 2013

Time for an HIV Test? Get tested for Free at the Pride Center!

Category: Center Support — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 5:20 pm

Regular HIV Testing is a part of a great routine for good health.  Do you know your status?  Get tested at the Pride Center!  We offer free, confidential rapid HIV Testing.   Results are available in just 20 minutes!  No pain, no blood, no judgments.

Upcoming HIV Testing Drop-in hours:

Monday, November 18th: 4-7pm

Friday, November 22nd: 4-7pm

Monday, December 2nd: 4-7pm

Friday, December 13th: 4-7pm

Monday, December 16th: 4-7pm

Friday, December 27th: 4-7pm

Just drop in during testing hours for a free test.  We also offer testing by appointment.  Call 518.462.6138 for more info or to make an appointment.

November 12, 2013

Don’t Miss Out on the College Night Mixer THIS Thursday @ RPI!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 10:32 am

It’s a new month, which means it’s that time again for our monthly College Night Mixer! This month, we’re excited to be hosted by the Rensselaer Pride Alliance at RPI!

Once a month the Pride Center hosts college students and those looking to go to college (18+), to meet one another and chat about things that are happening in schools around the Capital Region. November’s College Night will be happening at the RPI Student Union in Troy. We’ll meet up there, get to know what’s up in RPI and with your schools, then go out and explore! Troy is a fabulous city with lots to do, right down the hill from RPI!

Our last college night (hosted by UAlbany’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center) was a great success and we had students who represented: UAlbany, College of St. Rose, Siena, RPI, SCCC, Hudson Valley, Sage, Union, among others. Want your school represented at this one? COME OUT!

Don’t miss this great event, it’s free and refreshments will be served.

When?
Thursday, November 14th from 7-9PM

Where?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Student Union (Room 3606), 15th Street, Troy

Questions?
Let us know, call James Shultis, Youth Program Coordinator at (518) 462-6138 x15 or email jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org

College Night November 2013

November 7, 2013

Center Youth Action Team Making Waves and a Tumblr!

Category: Center Support,General,Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:52 pm

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our Center Youth Action Team and our staff as we enter into the month of November! This year we’re excited to have 16 high school students working on the team from schools all over the 10 counties that the Pride Center serves. Check out who they are by visiting our website here!

The Center Youth Action Team is a valuable resource for LGBTQ youth because they are often vulnerable to the challenges of struggling with their sexuality and/or gender expression without the benefit of social support from adults and their peers. These youth experience bullying and harassment in schools at disproportionate rates to their heterosexual peers, and have poorer outcomes as a result. The Center Youth Action Team provides a unique opportunity for LGBTQ youth to gain confidence and pride in their identities and become catalysts for social change, helping all students to feel safe and succeed!

During the month of October, we visited visited 15 schools including Albany, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Niskayuna, Mohonasen, Columbia, Shen and Saratoga to name a few. In November, the team has been scheduled to meet with another 15 schools including Emma Willard, Troy. Schenectady, Watervliet, Hudson, Burnt Hills, among many others. At each meeting, team members and audiences were engaged, curious, and respectful. Hearing these young people talk so candidly about their identities and experiences in schools was a learning opportunity for all involved.

Fall Queer Film Night 2013Jan 2014 GSA Network Brunch Event

This year’s team is so enthusiastic that they’ve formed committees to deepen their experience. We have a Communications Committee who helps generate blog posts, articles for our commUNITY magazine each month, and has even started a Tumblr (check it out!!!); an Events Committee to help plan and execute special events throughout the year, (we’ve got a great one coming up, see below for our GSA Network Event & Queer Film Night!); and an Education Committee, to bring new resources, speakers, and opportunities to the team to learn from to further the CYAT’s own education and exposure to topics.

We’re excited about the momentum of our Center Youth programs including our Center Youth Action Team and can’t wait to share more great stories with you soon! If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling us to visit your school or organization, let us know!

You can reach out to our Youth Program Coordinator, James Shultis at jshultis@capitalpridecenter.org or call 518.462.6138 x15

 

October 21, 2013

Pride Center welcomes three new staff members!

Category: Center Support,Programs — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 5:15 pm

The Pride Center would like to extend a warm welcome to our three newest staff members: Aaron Bogert, Steve Hendrickson and Oliver Peters!  The staff of the Pride Center has grown exponentially over the past several years and we are excited to be able to better serve our community.

Aaron Bogert joined the Pride Center team as an intern in May of 2013 and was asked to join the Pride Center staff in early October as our new Development Coordinator.  He will work closely with the Director of Operations Michael Weidrich and Administrative Coordinator Steven Minchin, as you might have seen this past Friday evening at the Pride Center Gala!

The Pride Center’s Center Support program is expanding as well with the addition of Steve Hendrickson as our Healthcare Enrollment Coordinator and Oliver Peters as Outreach Coordinator.  Steve and Oliver will be the Pride Center’s resident experts about the Affordable Care Act and helping our community access and enroll in health insurance coverage.

Be sure to check out upcoming issues of CommUNITY magazine for the full story on our growing staff!

October 1, 2013

Open Enrollment in the NYS Health Care Marketplace for New York begins TODAY

Category: Center Support,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 11:13 am

As of today, October 1st 2013, the Health Care Marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses is OPEN for enrollment.  The Pride Center wants to share this important information with our community.  The Health Care Marketplace is one component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or “ObamaCare”) which was passed into law in March of 2010 and various segments of the law have been implemented over the past three and a half years.

Some highlights thus far:

Insurers are no longer allowed to impose lifetime dollar limits on essential visits, like hospital stays, for new policies

Dependents are allowed to remain on their parents’ insurance plan until they turn 26

All new plans must cover certain preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopies without charging a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance

Insurance plans for individuals who are Female Assigned At Birth (FAAB) must cover FDA-approved contraceptive methods, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening and counseling without cost sharing

Insurers are prohibited from dropping people from their plans when they become sick

Insurers can no longer deny health insurance coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming individuals can no longer be denied coverage plans due to their gender identity or expression

With the start of October comes the next round of implementation of the law – specifically open enrollment in the Health Care Marketplace.  Remember, if you have health insurance already that you are satisfied with – you can keep it.  For New York State: our health care marketplace is called “New York State of Health.”  New York State of Health is an organized marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.  Individuals, families and small businesses will be able to use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online, in-person, over the phone or by mail.

The Marketplace will help people to check their eligibility for health care programs like Medicaid and sign up for these programs if they are eligible.  The Marketplace will also be able to tell what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Marketplace.  Insurance coverage can be purchased through NY State of Health beginning in October 1, 2013 and can be effective starting January 1, 2014.

It’s important to have all of the facts regarding open enrollment, and the Pride Center is here to help!  Starting this fall, our Health Care Enrollment and Outreach Coordinators will be on hand to offer education, resources and to assist the uninsured in our community in enrolling in the Marketplace.  We’re excited to be playing a vital role in protecting the health of our community.  It is expected that over 25,000 currently uninsured individuals will gain coverage within Albany-Schenectady- Rensselaer counties alone; with thousands more gaining coverage within the Pride Centers overall service area.

We’ll have more information soon about our own Enrollment program so please stay tuned.  In the mean time, many of your questions can be answered through these helpful resources:

Healthcare.gov – federal website detailing important information regarding ObamaCare, the Healthcare Marketplace, and how to enroll in coverage

Healthbenefitexchange.ny.gov – New York State website detailing important information regarding New York State for Health marketplace, and how to enroll in coverage

ObamaCare & LGBT Communtiy  – Whitehouse Briefing on ObamaCare and the LGBT Community (Youtube video)

Center for American Progress post on how the Affordable Care Act helps the LGBT community

Questions?  Email the Pride Center at casemanagement@capitalpridecenter.org for more info and stay tuned for exciting news about our own Healthcare Enrollment program!

September 27, 2013

Free HIV Testing at the Pride Center

Category: Center Support,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 2:36 pm

Tomorrow, the Pride Center will join much of the Capital Region in participating in the annual AIDS Walk in Washington Park.  We are proud to mark this occasion.  We are committed to education to prevent the spread of HIV, and to the care and dignity for people living with HIV or AIDS.  At the Pride Center, we continue this work year round.

Four times per month we offer free, confidential, drop-in HIV testing.  We offer testing in a non-judgmental, client-centered space where education around healthy relationships, safer sex and wellness.  Testing is recommended every 6 months and should be considered a part of routine health care screenings.

We use a reliable, painless oral-swab test where results are available in just 20 minutes.  Clients are seen on a first come, first served basis during drop in hours.  You can also make an appointment for testing at any time.

Pride Center Testing Schedule 9/27/13-10/31/13

Friday, September 27th (Today!): 4-7pm

Monday, October 7th: 4-7pm

Friday, October 11th: 4-7pm

Monday, October 21st: 4-7pm

Friday, October 25th: 4-7pm

Know your status, get tested at the Pride Center.  Questions?  Call 518-462-6138 or email casemanagement@capitalpridecenter.org for more info or to make an appointment.

We hope you’ll join us tomorrow in Washington Park for the AIDS Walk!

September 13, 2013

Stop by the Pride Center TODAY or Monday for a FREE, rapid HIV test!

Category: Center Support,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 11:49 am

Today, and every 2nd Friday of the month – the Pride Center will offer free, confidential, rapid HIV testing between 4-7pm.  HIV testing is recommended every 6 months so if you’re due for a test, just drop in this evening and get your results in just 20 minutes.  HIV testing will also be offered on Monday, September 16th between 4-7pm.

Pride Center Drop-in HIV testing schedule:

1st & 3rd Mondays, 4-7pm

2nd & 4th Fridays, 4-7pm

Testing is also available by appointment.  Call 518-462-6138 and ask for Lauren, or email casemanagement@capitalpridecenter.org.

 

September 5, 2013

THRIVE Group BACK at the Pride Center in just 2 weeks! Don’t miss it!

Category: Center Support,Programs,Upcoming Events — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:00 pm

THRIVE Group, the therapist-led mental health and wellness group for LGBTQ young adults will begin it’s 4th 10 week cycle starting on Thursday, September 19th!  Here’s some info to keep you in the know regarding this awesome Pride Center program!

What is THRIVE Group?

THRIVE Group is free, confidential and focuses on progressive health through interactive, arts and narrative therapy models.   Members of THRIVE Group have the opportunity to meet new friends, talk about the transition to adulthood, and build healthy supportive networks.  THRIVE Group typically consists of between 8-15 members.  We celebrate the completion of each cycle of THRIVE Group with a special (and delicious!) treat for members.

When does THRIVE Group meet?

THRIVE Group operates on 10 week cycles, four times a year.  When in session, THRIVE Group meets on Thursday evenings between 6-7:30pm at the Pride Center.  THRIVE Group is “open” to new members the first 2 sessions and will become “closed” to new members as of October 3rd so join right away!

Who attends THRIVE Group?

All sorts of people!  THRIVE Group members are LGBTQ young adults ages 16-24 who come from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Some THRIVE Group members are from Albany, some come from farther away in the capital region, some are working through a lot of life challenges – and all work together to build support for themselves and one another.

I have more questions – where can I get answers?

For more info about THRIVE Group, email programs@capitalpridecenter.org or give us a call at 518-462-6138.

We hope to see YOU on Thursday, September 19th from 6-7:30pm at the Pride Center for the next cycle of THRIVE!

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