Support / Therapy Groups and Workshops

Counseling and Therapy at Howard Brown

 

ADULTS (18 and over)

Resources for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS:

Tuesday Night Live

Tuesday Night Live (TNL) meets every week on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. TNL is a peer-led group in which group members help lead the flow and discussion with facilitation by experienced staff. TNL is a space for any persons 21 and older, regardless of gender, race, or identity, who are living with HIV/AIDS. The group gives participants the opportunity to talk about shared experiences and unique challenges, while also allowing participants a space to socialize with others. Topics may include: self-care, dating and relationships, family support, individual health concerns, and other presentations based on participant interest. The schedule will also include movie nights, game nights, guest speakers, and more. For more information please contact: Rey Cordova | 773.388.1600 x1081 | tnl@howardbrown.org

English | HIV Education Workshop Series – Thinking Positively

Drop in workshops are available on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., facilitated by care specialists. Workshops are a safe space for any person, regardless of gender, race, or identity, who is living with HIV/AIDS. Workshop facilitators work to directly address misconceptions and myths related to HIV. Facilitators focus on key topics and help to provide workshop participants with a higher understanding of HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral therapies. For more information please contact: Adrian Ellis | 773.572.8372 | AdrianE@howardbrown.org OR Eric Perry | 773.388.1600 Ext 2025 |EricP@howardbrown.org

Spanish | HIV Education Workshop Series – ¡Empoderándonos! – Talleres Educativos del VIH

Drop in workshops are available on the last Thursday of the month, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., facilitated by care specialists. Workshops are a safe space for any person, regardless of gender, race, or identity, who is living with HIV/AIDS. Workshop facilitators work to directly address misconceptions and myths related to HIV. Facilitators focus on key topics and help to provide workshop participants with a higher understanding of HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral therapies. For more information please contact: Adriana Maldonado | 773.388.1600, ext. 1043 | AdrianaM@howardbrown.org


Transgender Support Groups

T-Time Transgender & Intersex Support Group

The event will take place 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 Adriana at adrianam@howardbrown.org.

TYRA: Transgender Youth Resource and Advocacy Group

Thursdays | Broadway Youth Center. TYRA is a safe space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth to build community, share, and learn, while  finding out about resources they may need. For more information, contact Savannah Willis, Peer Outreach Leader at 773.572.8350 or SavannahW@howardbrown.org


Behavioral Health

Gender-Inclusive Intimate Partner Violence Support Group

For people impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. E-mail Vrp@howardbrown.org or call 773.388.8882 for more information.

Middle Path

Mondays For current clients interested in harm reduction. E-mail Hugh Cole at HughC@howardbrown.org for more information.


Elder Groups

The Journey Continues

Saturdays for LGBTQ Elders email Hugh Cole at HughC@howardbrown.org for more information.

Aging As We Are

For LGBTQ Elders Every Friday email Cec Hardacker at CeciliaH@howardbrown.org for more information.


RESOURCES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

 Spanish | Social Support Group – NEXOS – Grupo de Apoyo Social

Nexos is open every first and third Thursday, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., facilitated by experienced staff. Nexos is a confidential group that is welcome to the community of Latinx Spanish speakers of any HIV status. During group, you will not be asked to disclose your HIV status, but you are welcome to self-disclose and talk about your status. The purpose of NEXOS is to create a safe space to support and build camaraderie through a variety of social activities and discussion topics. For more information please contact: Daniel Mendez | Phone 773-572-5120 | Text Messages 312-888-0942 | DanielM@howardbrown.org


YOUTH (16 through 24)

TYRA: Transgender Youth Resource and Advocacy Group

Thursdays | 5 – 7 p.m. | Broadway Youth Center. TYRA is a safe space for transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth to build community, share, and learn, while  finding out about resources they may need. For more information, contact Savannah Willis, Peer Outreach Leader at 773.572.8350 or SavannahW@howardbrown.org

F@B

Fridays | Broadway Youth Center. 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, call 773.935.3151.


Women’s Support Groups

Alternative Insemination (AI) Program Workshop

Workshop occurs once a month; usually Thursday evening or Saturday morning

This workshop is designed for LGBTQIA individuals and couples, and discusses insemination methods, choosing a donor and sperm bank, negotiating insurance/finances, fertility resources and some potential obstacles to a successful insemination process. Additionally, participants will also receive a comprehensive referral list that provides legal, medical, mental health, and birthing resources that are specifically tailored to the LGBTQ community, as well as a comprehensive list of reading materials to help prepare for conception, pregnancy, and parenting as a LGBTQ person.

The workshop fee is $50 for individuals and $80 for couples, and is required before moving forward with the AI program at Howard Brown Health (HBH).

For more information, including registration, contact whs@howardbrown.org or 773.572.8359.

Common Ground

A Women’s Resource and Wellness Group
Common Ground is designed to foster community, identity, and health among women. Workshops include nutrition, employment, mental health, immigration, mind and body, and spiritual health. As class topics vary, activities will too! Activities include gardening, art projects, attorneys present for Q&A sessions, job resource center time to work on job readiness, and a chaplain to lead a spiritual activity.

Additionally, there is a separate track of HIV-related courses for women who are living with and affected by HIV. These classes will range from HIV 101, adherence counseling, improving quality of life, and self-managing care. All women are welcome regardless of their HIV status.

Childcare will be provided

Second Wednesday of the month: HIV workshops
Fourth Wednesday of the month: Health and Wellness workshops
Questions? Email Commonground@howardbrown.org

Spanish Speaking: 6 – 7 p.m. / English Speaking: 7 – 8 p.m.
All workshops to be held on Wednesdays at Howard Brown Health Sheridan.