• Friday, July 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Triangle Community Center

    Gaymes Night @ TCC

    GAYmes Night 

    GAYmes Night is a free social program for anyone who likes playing games, that meets every second Friday here at TCC at 7 PM
     
    From old favorites like Scrabble, to quirky up-and-comers like Cards Against Humanity, GAYmes Night is an LGBTQ-friendly gathering for people who enjoy rolling dice and flipping cards over. Future GAYmes Nights offerings will be chosen during the previous session, so games will change depending on members' interests, and may grow to include options such as video games and trading card games. Though there will be plenty of games available on-site, visitors are more than welcome to bring their own games to share with the rest of the community. Snacks will be provided at some meetings, and bringing additional snacks to share is encouraged!
  • Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

    CT LGBT Volleyball League

    Volleyball

    The Connecticut LGBT Volleyball League is kicking off this summer at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. 

    This Summer, on Sundays starting at 2 PM and wrapping up at around 3:30 PM, you're invited to join the CT LGBT Volleyball League. This is a free and fun event. If you want to play volleyball with people in our community, this is where you can do it! 

    People of any volleyball skill level are welcome to join.

  • Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Lola's Mexican Kitchen in Stamford, CT

    TWIST Stamford

     TWIST Stamford

    Join TCC at Twist Stamford on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM at Lola's Mexican Kitchen on Bedford Street

    TWIST is a fun social networking event with the community. We hope you join us for a fun gathering of friends!

    This is an event for individuals who are 21 years of age or older. 

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 01:00 PM
    Triangle Community Center, Room B

    This Ability

    A support group for LGBTQ and ally adults with MS and other physical disabilities as well as caretakers. Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at the center from 1-3pm.

    Participants in This Ability are encouraged share their stories, learn helpful tips on health management, research updates and ways to improve our lives and relationships. 

     

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Triangle Community Center, Room B

    Yoga for Stress Relief

    Yoga

    Yoga for Stress Relief is TCC's free yoga course, taught by an experienced yoga instructor. 

    Whether you're an experienced yoga enthusiast, or are just a beginner, you are welcome to Yoga for Stress Relief. Our yoga instructor Elizabeth Crisci designed this Wednesday evening program to encourage participants to relax, exercise, and relieve stress. You are invited to attend yoga this week!

    Yoga for Stress Relief takes place every second Wednesday here at TCC at 7 PM.

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, CT

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

    ASIST Training

    THIS IS A 2 DAY TRAINING ON BOTH 7/10 AND 7/11 FROM 2-8PM. 

    Suicide is a global phenomenon. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities, and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicide is preventable with timely, evidence-based, and often low-cost interventions. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.

    ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a standardized and customizable two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to:

     

    • Identify persons with thoughts of suicide
    • Seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living
    • Develop a safeplan based upon a review of risk
    • Be prepared to do follow-up
    • Become involved in suicide-safer community networks.

     

     The learning process is based on adult learning principles and involves highly participatory workgroups. Graduated skills development is achieved through mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays. Health care workers often encounter suicide in their treatment and therapy work, but are often not trained in suicide first-aid. Other caregivers are often the first to talk with a person at risk, but have little or no training. Workshop content was prepared to accommodate a wide mix of caregiver participants.

     

    Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASISTmethod helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

     

    ASIST is listed in the Best Practices Registry of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and SAMHSA.

     

    Needs Assessment

    There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds.

    • An estimated 8.7 million American adults had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year – among them 2.5 million made suicide plans and 1.1 million attempted suicide.
    • The economic cost of suicide death in the U.S. was estimated in 2010 to be more than $44 billion annually.
    • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24.
    • LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers.
    • Suicide attempts by LGBTQ youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more likely to result in injury, poisoning, or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse, compared to their straight peers.
    • Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt.
    • LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGB peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection.
    • 1 out of 6 students nationwide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year.
    • Suicide attempts are nearly two times higher among Black and Hispanic youth than White youth.

     

  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

    CT LGBT Volleyball League

    Volleyball

    The Connecticut LGBT Volleyball League is kicking off this summer at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. 

    This Summer, on Sundays starting at 2 PM and wrapping up at around 3:30 PM, you're invited to join the CT LGBT Volleyball League. This is a free and fun event. If you want to play volleyball with people in our community, this is where you can do it! 

    People of any volleyball skill level are welcome to join.

  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT

    CT LGBT Volleyball League

    Volleyball

    The Connecticut LGBT Volleyball League is kicking off this summer at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. 

    This Summer, on Sundays starting at 2 PM and wrapping up at around 3:30 PM, you're invited to join the CT LGBT Volleyball League. This is a free and fun event. If you want to play volleyball with people in our community, this is where you can do it! 

    People of any volleyball skill level are welcome to join.

  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Barcelona Wine Bar in Norwalk, CT

    TWIST Norwalk, Barcelona!

    Barcelona! 

    We would like to welcome you to Barcelona in SoNo. 

    Barcelona is a locally-owned tapas and wine bar that is hosting TWIST. You are invited to come to this social to meet and mix-and-mingle in a casual but professional environment. If you are looking to meet more people in the community, this is the way to do so! You will also want to try the wonderful food and wine Barcelona has to offer.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 01:00 PM
    Triangle Community Center, Room B

    This Ability

    A support group for LGBTQ and ally adults with MS and other physical disabilities as well as caretakers. Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at the center from 1-3pm.

    Participants in This Ability are encouraged share their stories, learn helpful tips on health management, research updates and ways to improve our lives and relationships. 

     

This Week @

June 29 - July 5

Monday, June 29

7pm Finding My Freedom - Room B


Tuesday, June 30

6:45pm TCC's Professionals Social - Room B


Wednesday, July 1

7pm Wednesday Night Movies - Room B


Thursday, July 2

7:30pm Al Anon - Room A

7:30pm Bisexuals and Allies - Room B


Friday, July 3

6:30pm Steps into Recovery - Room C


Saturday, July 4 - Happy Independence Day!

4pm the Alliance - Room B


Sunday, July 5 

9am AA - Room B

2pm CT LGBT Volleyball League - Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk

4pm Outspoken Youth Group - Room B

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