LGBTQ Classes

LGBTQ Basics 20-Hour Self-Defense

LGBTQ People of All Genders Ages 14+

In a supportive environment, students learn verbal and physical self-defense skills that are useful in scenarios including verbal harassment, physical assaults, and attempted sexual assaults. Skills taught are relevant to situations involving both strangers and familiar people. IMPACT courses emphasize awareness and de-escalation skills to avert situations that require physical defense. Physical and verbal skills taught are relevant to situations involving strangers and familiar people. Taught by instructors who are part of or familiar with LGBTQ communities, this also includes strategies to address bias-related violence.

Payment for this class is on a sliding scale from $50-$450, students decide what they can pay. If you would like to register and are paying less than $450 please call the office at (781) 321-3900. Scholarships and Victim’s Compensation are also available.

Upcoming LGBTQ Basics Classes:

2018 LGTBQ Basics – 11/30/18, 12/1/18, 12/2/18, and 12/3/18 (4 session course)
11/30 (6pm – 9pm), 12/1 (10am – 5pm), 12/2 (10am – 5pm), 12/3(6pm – 9pm)
Location: TBD


College Bound Safety

High School seniors or graduates

For over 20 years IMPACT has taught practical, relevant safety skills to teens across Massachusetts. As students navigate increasing independence, and face the realities of sexual violence on campus, IMPACT will give them tools to maintain their own safety and speak up to advocate for safe and healthy communities.

Upcoming College Bound Safety Classes:

June Weekend : 6/2/18 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm), 6/3/18 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

July Weekend : 7/14/18 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm), 7/15/18 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)



Assertiveness & Boundary Setting (Mixed Gender)

Many people find that the ability to set and maintain boundaries greatly enhances their sense of safety. This 8-hour all-verbal course teaches students skills for effective communication and negotiation in stressful situations. Practicing these skills in realistic scenarios, students have the opportunity to become comfortable staying calm and articulate while explaining their needs in situations involving strangers, co-workers, acquaintances, friends, family and partners.

Upcoming Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Classes:

February Weekend : 2/10/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm), 2/11/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm) – This class is full.  Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

April Weekend: 4/14/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm), 4/15/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

September Weekend : 9/8/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm), 9/9/18 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)


For more information call Meagan Anderson at (781) 388-4338 or email us at