Willow emphasized gender pride, helps women identify and maintain supportive social networks, teaching coping strategies, enhances awareness of STI transmission and HIV reinfection, teaches assertive communication skills and helps participants distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships and define types of abusive relationships. Attend 4 hours of sessions and receive $250 in gift cards. Contact Traci Thomas (678)990-6435 for information and registration. Next sessions scheduled for May 5, 6, 11, 13 and June 20, 21, 22, 23. All sessions run from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Space is limited so register early!
Accepting and Loving Your Sexuality Monday (beginning March 28) 3:00PM – 4:30PM MIDTOWN
A closed psychotherapy group for Bisexual and Gay men who need or want extra support and treatment around issues related to loving, understanding, knowing, coping, exploring and accepting their sexual orientation. Pre-registration screening required. Contact Jeffrey Gause, PsyD (678)365-4334
HoP – Hour of Power Every other Monday beginning May 9 5:00PM – 6:00PM MIDTOWN
For the TG community – for us by us. One hour of empowering programs, speakers, conversation, education and fun twice monthly. To RSVP or for more information contact Tori Cooper (678)990-6438 or HoP@pihcga.org
Living Well with HIV Every other Tuesday 2:00PM – 3:30PM DULUTH
A weekly group for persons with HIV who are interested in self-improvement as they learn to live well with HIV. Group members will assist one another in recognizing, accepting and overcoming life’s challenges. Open group, no pre-registration required. Please contact Jeffrey Gause (404)589-9040 for more information.
CHANGE 5:30PM – 7:30PM DULUTH
Risk reduction group focused on addressing substance abuse issues with WRAP and other coping skills. Individuals do not have to be HIV+ but do have to be enrolled in Behavioral Health services with PIHC.
Contact Robert Buntin (678)365-4294 for details and registration.
Positive Life 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 11:00AM – 12:30PM MIDTOWN
A support group for men diagnosed with HIV who would like to process and receive support in a group environment. Prospective members must be receiving mental health services with Positive Impact Health Centers and be referred by their therapist. Please let your therapist know if you are interested in this group.
Thinking Positive Every Friday at 11:00am MIDTOWN
A peer to peer risk reduction group for HIV+ individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Participants will utilize the group and each other in setting goals to address challenges they are facing in their individual recovery process. Must be enrolled in services with PIHC. Contact Robert Buntin (678)365-4294 for details and registration.
Peer Led and Community Support Groups for HIV Not Directly Affiliated with Positive Impact Health Centers__
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Thursdays 10:00AM – 11:30AM Room 426, Grady IDP
A skills based group for individuals who struggle with feeling stressed out and overwhelmed a lot, feeling unhappy in many of their relationships, feeling controlled by their emotions and have a hard time relaxing or knowing how to relax. Open group however membership is capped at 10. Participants must be in in primary care at Grady IDP Contact: Jeff Figueroa, LPC (404) 616-9725
Choices: Monday- Thursday, 11:00AM -12:00PM, Every 4th Friday – Fun Friday 10:00AM – 11:15AM Grady IDP
Substance abuse group with a harm-reduction approach. Participants must be in primary care at Grady IDP
Contact: Luis Alvarez (404) 616-6041
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Skills Building Group Thursday 3:00PM – Grady IDP
Do my emotions ever get me into trouble? Do I get “hot” easily and have trouble “cooling off”? Do I have trouble getting what I want in my relationships, on my job, in life? Have people ever told me that I am too much to handle?
Contact: Jeff Figueroa, LPC (404) 616-9725
Healthy Living / Emotional Wellness Support Groups Aniz, Inc. 210 Mitchell Street, Atlanta GA 30303
1st and 3rd Monday 6:00pm – 7:30PM Open group for anyone affected by HIV Dinner and MARTA card provided.
Thursday 12:00PM – 1:30PM Closed group, HIV+ Aniz clients only. Lunch and MARTA card provided
Contact: DJ Lampkin (404) 521-2410
JustTeens JustUs Atlanta St Marks UMC, Youth Room 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
LGBTQ teen social group for 13 18 year old individuals who identify as other than cisgender/straight. Contact: Zach Schaeter email@example.com for information and times.
Lady BurgAndy L.O.V.E Group
Support group for women under 35 living with HIV. Contact Masonia Traylor (770) 299-3690 for information and registration.
Positive Connections at SisterLove, Inc.
MotherHouse Location, 1st Floor, 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310, www.sisterlove.org
Every 4th Tuesday 11:00am – 1:00pm Sassy 60’s for HIV+ men and women over 60
Every 3rd Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm HIV+ Women’s Group
Please come to share fellowship in our common goals, to strengthen each other through our experiences, and together discover way to live a healthier life.
Contact: Del’Rosa Winston-Harris (404) 254-4734 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together For Life: Peer Run HIV Support Group. Monday 5:30pm to 7pm
Contact Jennifer Creighton, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Client Services, 404-613-1458 or Dwight Curry Anderson, Facilitator, 678-886-8418. Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, 2nd floor.
Together for Life is the oldest peer run support for HIV+ individuals in the state of GA. It is open to all positive individuals, and is set up as a safe space for those dealing with HIV to discuss a variety of issues, including HIV. HIV- individuals may submit a request for membership in person to the group.
Transit JustUs Atlanta Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm St Marks UMC Youth Room
Forum/informal support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum age 13 – 28. This group is not run by a therapist. Contact: Zaya Ailuro email@example.com General information about JustUs (678) 718-5878
Living Well with HIV: For Long Term Survivors 3:00PM – 4:00PM Duluth
A weekly group for persons with HIV who are interested in self-improvement as they learn to live well with HIV. Group members will assist one another in recognizing, accepting and overcoming life’s challenges. Open group, no pre-registration required. Please contact Sharon Kricun at (770) 962-8396 for more information.
Next Steps: For Those Recently Diagnosed with HIV
This group is designed for people diagnosed HIV positive in the past two years and for those who are partnered with someone diagnosed positive within the past two years. The focus of this group is educational and emotional components of new diagnosis such as doctor’s appointments, disclosure, negative attitude, medication, coping and stigma. If you would like to be contacted in September regarding the next group cycle please send your name and contact number.
Living Well with HIV: For Long Term Survivors-6:30 pm MIDTOWN CAMPUS
A weekly group for persons with HIV who are interested in self-improvement as they learn to live well with HIV. Group members will assist one another in recognizing, accepting and overcoming life’s challenges. Pre-registration required, please contact Alonso Romero at (404) 589-9040 EXT 136 for details and registration.
New Beginnings Risk Reduction Group 5:30PM – 6:30PM MIDTOWN CAMPUS
A peer to peer risk reduction group for individual with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Participants will utilize the group and each other in setting goals to address challenges they are facing in their individual recovery process. Please contact Robert Buntin at (404)589-9040 Ext 105 for details and registration.
Living Well with HIV: For Long Term Survivors 7:00PM – 8:30PM MIDTOWN CAMPUS
A weekly group for persons with HIV who are interested in self-improvement as they learn to live well with HIV. Group members will assist one another in recognizing, accepting and overcoming life’s challenges. Pre-registration required, please contact Alonso Romero at (404)589-9040 Ext 136 for details and registration.