Positive Impact Health Centers offers a variety of groups and trainings. Download the April 2017 schedule.

Upcoming Groups

WILLOW – DULUTH Office  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 April 28, May 5, 12 & 19.  All sessions run from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Space is limited so register early!

TWILLOW – Midtown Office TWILLOW is a small group intervention specifically for transgender women living with HIV. Groups focus on gender pride, effective communication styles and other affirming issues around the trans experience. Participants receive $250 in gift cards for completing the program. Contact Tori Cooper (678) 990-6438 for information and registration. Now recruiting for new groups!

TLC: Together Learning Choices Midtown Office TLC is a group for newly diagnoses minority youth ages 18 – 24 focused on improving health and engaging in healthy relationships. It is a closed group where participants meet for 3 hour sessions – once a week for 4 weeks. All participants receive a $50 gift cards at the end of each session and a voucher for a free STI screening (valid for 1 year) at the end of the 4 week cycle. Contact Kasarah Phillips or Will Wheaton at (678) 365-4300 for information and registration. Now recruiting for new groups!

Current Groups – Mondays

50 Plus – Every Monday 3 to 4p.m. – Midtown Office A supportive group for bi/gay men 50 % over to come together to receive support, healing, advice, coping strategies, new life skills and wisdoms. This is a uniquw and safe space to join, share, laugh, cry. love and grow. The group is facilitated by Jeffrey Gause, Psy.D and Jocelyn Mosley-Patterson, LAPC. Contact Jeffrey Gause at (404) 589-9040 Ext 232 to screen and register for the group.

HoP – Hour of Power – Mondays April 10th, May 8th & May 22nd  – off-site location For the transgender community – for us by us. One hour of empowering programs, speakers, conversation, education and fun twice monthly.  To RSVP or for more information on location contact Tori Cooper (678)990-6438.

DBT Skill Building Group – Every Monday 4 to 5p.m. – Midtown Office Do your emotions ever get you into trouble? Do you get hot easily and have trouble cooling off? Do you have trouble getting what I want in relationships, on my job, or in life? Have people ever told you that you are too much to handle? Then, this might be the group for you. This is a closed group limited to 8 running in 5 week cycles. If interested, please talk to your PIHC therapist.

Walking Group – Every Monday 2 – 2:30p.m. – Duluth Office This group is designed to provide a safe environment for men and women to come together and enjoy the outdoors while improving coping skills and learning relaxation techniques. Group members play an active role in motivating and empowering others. Please contact Monica Stricklen (678) 990-6437 for more information.

 Current Groups – Tuesdays

Living Well with HIV for Long-term Survivors – Every other Tuesday 2:00PM – 3:30PM – Duluth Office 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 – Every Tuesday 5:30P.M – 7:00PM – Duluth Office A 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. Please contact Robert Buntin (678)365-4294 for details and registration.

Immigration Support Group (Spanish) – 1st & 3rd Tuesday 5 – 7p.m. – Midtown Office A educational group focused on individual rights in the U.S. and relaxation/stress reduction techniques. Please contact Lucero Morse (678) 365-4303 for information and registration.

HEART Peer Support Program – 2nd & 4th Tuesday 11a.m. – 12:30p.m. – Midtown Office This group is for individuals experiencing challenges with adherence to ART, who are ART naïve or changing their regimen. Groups provide an opportunity to share experiences and offer emotional, informational and affirmation support with peers. Please contact Al Keaton (678) 990-6431 for more information.

Current Groups – Thursdays

Health Sex Lives Matter – Every Thursday 12 – 1:30p.m. – Midtown Office A sex and intimacy therapy group focused on concerns related to intimacy, arousal, anxiety related to sex, difficulties with arousal, sexualized behavior, exploring BDSM, kink, and atypical sexualities and other issues related to sex. Please contact Jeffrey Gause (404) 589-9040 for more information.

Current Groups – Fridays

Thinking Positive – Every Friday 11a.m. – 12:30p.m. – Midtown Office 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. Please contact Robert Buntin (678)365-4294 for details and registration.

Community Groups

There are many peer led and community support groups for individuals living with HIV. Please check out our calendar listing or download the April 2017 group schedule. These groups are not directly affiliated with Positive Impact Health Centers but recommended by agency staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duluth Services

Tuesday

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.

Midtown Services

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.

Thursday

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.

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