Friday, July 31, 2015

Support Groups

 
 
ADULTS (18 and over)
 
Resources for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS 
 
Tuesday Night Live
Tuesday Night Live meets every week on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and is peer led with facilitation by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Drug Addiction Counselor. 

TNL is a safe space for individuals living with HIV/AIDS to talk about shared experiences and their own unique challenges, as they have survived multiple facets of the pandemic. Topics may include dating and relationships, family support and health concerns.

For more information please contact: Christopher Raley | 773.388.8688 | ChristopherR@howardbrown.org 
 
English | HIV Education Workshop Series
Drop in workshops are available on a weekly basis, on Tuesday nights 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
Drop in workshops are available on a weekly basis, on Thursday nights 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: Eddie González | 773.572.5118 |
 EddieG@howardbrown.org
 


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 JaharaC@howardbrown.org.
 
 

 
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.

Aftercare
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 
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
Mondays
For LGBTQ Elders
E-mail Hugh Cole at
 
HughC@howardbrown.org for more information. 

Aging As We Are
For LGBTQ Elders
Every Friday
E-mail Hector at HectorS@howardbrown.org
 for more information. 
 


 
YOUTH (16 through 24)
 
Eban
Mondays
BYC-Wellington
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 
EdwinE@howardbrown.org.

TYRA
Wednesdays
BYC-Wellington
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
 
BaylieR@howardbrown.org.

F@B
Wednesdays
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 
femmilyr@howardbrown.org.

Rawr
Mondays
Amazing space for sharing and developing poetry and writing skills.
E-mail:
 
MayadetPC@howardbrown.org.


Women's Support Groups

Women Like Me Support Group
Thursdays
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
 
lbtigroups@howardbrown.org.

Bisexual Women’s Support Group
Thursdays
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 
lbtigroups@howardbrown.org.
 
Women's Coming Out Support Group
Thursdays

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 
lbtigroups@howardbrown.org.

LGBTQ Women's Book Club
Wednesdays
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
 BetsyR@howardbrown.org or (773) 388-8993 for this month’s book title and to RSVP.

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