Charlottesville Support Group

All Charlottesville programs are held at the UVA Teen & Young Adult Center 1204 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903, unless otherwise noted. For more detailed information about weekly topics and special events, please visit our Side by Side Calendar.

LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group – Every Monday (ages 14-20)

This curriculum based support group engages youth in building successful strategies for healthy maturation and social development, and covers a range of topics, such as: being “out” in school, healthy relationships, body image, drugs and alcohol, and healthy role models. This group, for ages 14-20, is held on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. If you are new to Side by Side, please try to arrive a bit early to be introduced to the world of Side by Side and to fill out a confidential form. For more information contact Mary A. Sullivan at 434-987-8975.

LGBTQ+ Youth Middle School Support Group – TBA

Thanks to a generous grant from The Bama Works Foundation, Side by Side is excited to launch an 8-week closed group for Middle School Youth in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th in Charlottesville this October. We hope to grow this group to an on-going weekly support group for LGBTQ+ middle schoolers and provide support for their parents and families as well. If you're interested in learning more or signing up for our Charlottesville Middle School Program, please contact Mary Sullivan at 434-987-8975.