Adult Children of Alcoholics
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm at the Center (fellowship before or after next door at Crema)
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2012 with a special “preview” Tuesday, Nov. 27th
ALL are welcome to attend!
Welcome to ACA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present, (see The Laundry List, and The Problem). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on The Solution, and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today. For more Info: www.adultchildren.org or
AA "STEPS AND TRADITIONS"
G-L-O-Wh: Gay, Lesbian, Open and Wheelchair Accessible
Every Friday, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Unity, Service and Recovery
Join us for food, coffee, speakers and discussions.
BIPOLAR/DEPRESSION SUPPORT GOUP
Every Saturday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
This is an informal peer facilitated group where we offer support to each other, talk and have fun. Please feel free to contact Mark with any questions at
BISEXUALS AND FRIENDS
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bisexuals and Friends is a confidential drop-in support and discussion group on the topic of bisexuality/non-monosexuality for those who identify as such, and their allies. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9:00pm. This is a safe and supportive space. Afterwards, at 9:00pm, there is a Bi-Friendly social gathering at Crema, the coffee shop next door. This is a safe and supportive space where people have made, and continue to make, community connections and friendships.
The mission of South Bay Bisexual Organizers and Activists (SoBOA) is to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination against bisexual people and to promote a safe and supportive environment for people to discover, explore, and integrate their sexual orientation into their lives
CRYSTAL METH ANONYMOUS
Every Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
50+ MEN'S GROUP
Every 2nd Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
A discussion group for gay men on life's aging issues. Every 2nd Thursdays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m
LATINO MEN'S GROUP - COLECTIVO ALA
First, Third and Fifth Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Colectivo ALA (Accion Latina de Ambiente) is a social/support group that focuses on the well being of Spanish speaking Gay Latino Men, but we are open to other sexual identities and/or preferences. The meetings will be conducted in Spanish. Colectivo ALA’s mission is to provide a space for free expression, individual growth and community building to non-hetero conforming Latinos and Latinas.
MEN'S DISCUSSION GROUP
*** currently on hiatus ***
Looking for a supportive place to meet other gay men? You are welcome to join us every Thursday at the DeFrank Center at 7:30 p.m. for an open discussion. New members feel free to drop in! Listen, share your thoughts, or just hang out as we talk about topics of the day or issues in your life. Grab a cup of coffee with us after the meeting!
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous
A Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.
Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm at the Center (fellowship before or after next door at Crema)
Starting Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2012 with a special “preview” on Thursday, Nov 29th
ALL are welcome to attend! The only qualification for SLAA membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. SLAA is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership, and is free to all who need it.
To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction we draw on five major resources:
We are united in a common focus: dealing with our addictive sexual and emotional behavior. We find a common denominator in our obsessive/compulsive patterns which transcends any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity. We protect with special care the anonymity of every SLAA member. For more Information: www.slaafws.org or
SOUTH BAY QUEER & ASIAN (SBQA)
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7pm
Being gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual can be a challenging experience for many of us. It becomes even more complicated when you involve mom and dad, family and being Asian. Many questions arise. Who should I date? How do I play it safe when it comes to sex? Where have all the cowboys gone? How do I meet Mr./Ms. Right? How do I tell my family about me? Where do I meet men or women?So let's talk! At our rap sessions, we meet in a group to talk about various different topics. SBQA presents a variety of interesting topics, including "coming out," relationships, discrimination, and safe-sex. Members can also bring up personal issues to the group and receive feedback and advice. And we do it in a safe, relaxing, friendly environment. Everything is kept confidential, so don't worry!
Our rap sessions are open to all Asian and Pacific Islander gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual or questioning men and women. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Billy DeFrank Center in San Jose, CA. Join us for dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.
Visit the sbqa web site for more information.
30-SOMETHING GAY MEN'S GROUP
Every 2nd Monday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The purpose of group is to provide gay guys in their 30s who live in the San Jose and South Bay areas with opportunities to meet and engage in fun activities & events as well as to provide mutual support for each other. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Billy DeFrank Center. For more info go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bdc30gmg/
TRANS PARTNER AND FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Select First Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
2013 Dates: February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1
August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4 and December 2
Having a family member, child, spouse, partner, or other loved one go through transition can be difficult and comes with a unique set of challenges that most folks don't really comprehend. Come join the Northern California Trans Partners and Family support group at the DeFrank Center the first Monday of each month from 7:30 - 9 pm.
(SOUTH BAY) TRANSWOMEN SUPPORT GROUP
Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m.
A group for MTF trans people, including cross dressers, gender questioning, considering the transition, in process or completed the transition. Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
(SOUTH BAY) TRANSMEN SUPPORT GROUP
Every 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
The South Bay Transmen is a group for questioning and female-to-male transgendered people. You can ask questions or just listen. We're a laid back group, happy to share our experiences and resources, but very respectful of each person having their own path.
We range in age from teenagers to seniors, from guys just wondering ' what if?' to those transitioned many years ago, and have both white and people of color. We meet once a month on the fourth Tuesday, and occasionally gather socially for special events. Significant others are invited to meet next door at the coffee shop during our meetings. Contact Lance at
20-SOMETHINGS MEN'S COFFEE
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. (@ Crema Coffee next door to the Center)
20-SOMETHINGS MEN'S PLANNING GROUP
Every 3rd Thursday in our Youth Center, 8:00 p.m.
Details of these events are posted on the Youth Center calendar.