Thursday, February 26, 2015

Support Groups

ADULTS (18 and over)
HIV/AIDS Support Groups 
Tuesday Night Live 
Tuesday Night Live meets every week on Tuesdays at 6:30PM and is peer led with facilitation by trained counselors. 
A safe space for individuals living with HIV/AIDS to talk about shared experiences and their own unique challenges. Topics may include dating and relationships, family support and health concerns.
For more information please call Christopher Raley at 773.388.8688.
Step One
Step One meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00PM and is facilitated by HBHC staff.
Invites individuals (18 and over) who are newly diagnosed with HIV within the last years to come together and share their experiences. Individuals will have the opportunity to talk about personal challenges, learn more about HIV/AIDS and explore ways in which being HIV+ can be integrated with their identity. 
For more information please call 773-388-8862.
Come Together . . . En Espanol 
A group for Spanish-speaking individuals (18 and over) living with HIV/AIDS who want to talk and learn about HIV/AIDS. Individuals will have the opportunity to talk about personal challenges and learn more about HIV/AIDS. This group is peer facilitated. Come Together . . . En Espanol is conducted entirely in Spanish.
For more information please call 773-572-6989.
Live Long and Prosper
An ongoing group for people who have been living with HIV for a while, and for those who feel they could benefit from being in a group with people who have been living with HIV for a while. 
For more information please e-mail
Newly Diagnosed HIV
For people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS,
Call 773.388.8372 for more information.
Or call 773.572.6989 for more information about our Spanish speaking group

Transgender Support Groups

T-Time Transgender & Intersex Support Group
The event will take palce on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 
T-Time is an open group for transgender, gender variant, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, intersex, and gender questioning individuals.
For more information, contact Jahara Carey at
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday or each month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The transgender group for living with HIV.
For more information, please call 773.572.6985 or email

Smoking and Substance Abuse

Bitch to Quit
For LBGTQ Smokers.
Call 773.388.8868 for more information.

Recovering with Pride
For LGBTQ people recovering from substance abuse.
Call 773.388.8891 for more information.

Individual Outpatient Therapy
Call 773.388.8891 for more information.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Call 773.388.8891 for more information.

Substance Abuse Assessment
Call 773.388.8891 for more information.

For people who have completed IOP.
Call 773.388.8891 for more information.

Behavioral Health

Gender-Inclusive Intimate Partner Violence Support Group
For people impacted by Intimate Partner Violence.
E-mail or call 773.388.8882 for more information.

Middle Path
For current clients interested in harm reduction.
E-mail Hugh Cole at for more information.

Elder Groups 

The Journey Continues
For LGBTQ Elders
E-mail Hugh Cole at for more information. 

Aging As We Are
For LGBTQ Elders
Every Friday
E-mail Michelle at for more information.

YOUTH (16 through 24)
(P.A.T.H.) Postive. Action. Towards. Health 
Positive meets twice per month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday  from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Howard Brown Health Center
(P.A.T.H.) is a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space for youth who are living with HIV to meet and discuss what's going on in their lives, whether it's related to HIV or not. Dinner is provided and transportation assistance is available. For more informatoin, please contact Part D Case Managers:
Lyndon VanderZanden at 773.572.8358 or 
Jasmine Martinez at 773.388.8996 or 
Eban means love, safety, and security. This group was originally started for young men of color to connect and commune in a loving, safe, and fun space to talk about whatever is on their hearts and minds. Today, Eban is open and affirming to the multiple and complex race, gender, and sexual identities of all young folx.
For more info, contact Edwin Ervin at 773-299-7606 or

HIV prevention program and safe space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth.
For more info, contact Baylie Roth at 773-299-7604 or

BYC Wellington
F@B is a feisty, fun, and safe space for youth to actively participate in health education relevant to their lives and perspectives. In addition to the charm and spunk of our staff facilitators, things like food, safer sex supplies and access to free and confidential HIV/STI testing are also provided.
For more info, contact femmily Robison at 773-299-7611 or

Amazing space for sharing and developing poetry and writing skills.

Women's Support Groups

Women Like Me Support Group
Are you currently or previously married, but think that you might be a lesbian, bisexual or gay? If so, join us for Women Like Me, an ongoing women’s discussion and support group for women who are in or coming out of a marriage or long term heterosexual relationship. In our safe and affirming setting, we’ll address topics unique to women who have previously identified as straight, such as:Coming out to family, friends, and at workParent/child issuesMarital separation and divorceMeeting other womenSexual SafetyMental HealthThis group runs two-three times per year, for three consecutive sessions. There is no cost to participate, donations are accepted.
Registration is required.
Please contact (773) 388-8993 or

Bisexual Women’s Support Group
Are you tired of being told to “choose a side” by both your straight and lesbian friends? Would you like to better understand what it means to be bisexual? Do you want to speak with other bisexual or questioning women about issues of sexuality? If so, our Bisexual Women’s Support Group is for you! In our safe and confidential setting, bisexual or questioning women will explore bisexual identity and stigma, while building support around issues that are unique to bisexual women.This group runs two-three times per year, for three consecutive sessions. There is no cost to participate; donations are accepted.Registration is required.
Please contact (773) 388-8993 or
Women's Coming Out Support Group

Are you a woman who finds herself attracted to other women? Are you beginning to question your sexuality? Do you think you might be lesbian, bisexual or gay? If so, our Women’s Coming Out Group is for you!In our safe and affirming setting, women have the opportunity to discuss issues related to coming out. Topics include exploring identity, isolation, and community.This group runs two-three times per year, for three consecutive sessions. There is no cost to participate; donations are accepted.Registration is required.
Please contact (773) 388-8993 or

LGBTQ Women's Book Club
Join LCCP for a free literary-meets-lesbian monthly Book Club that welcomes all lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and questioning women interested in thought-provoking discussion. Appetizers will be served.
Please contact or (773) 388-8993 for this month’s book title and to RSVP.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
For HIV+ women receiving primary services at Howard Brown Health Center.
E-mail Shena Wilbrandt at