Support Groups & Community Based Programs | Equitas Health

Support groups help us break through stigma and loneliness.

The ties we make with people who know what we have been through help us face life’s hardships. As part of a support group, we build nurturing and caring bonds with others and start to heal and grow without shame. Asking for help is a key step in healing and a sign of strength.

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Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming People

A Trans/GNC peer support group for folks in gender-affirming medical and/or social transition or thinking about transition.

TUE | 4 – 5 PM

Online:

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Mozaic is a health and education program for folx that identify as Trans or Non-Binary/Gender Expansive and their families, partners, and friends. As a drop-in community space, Mozaic offers workshops, retreats, yoga, mentoring, and more.

To learn more about Mozaic, email mozaic@equitashealth.com.

To check out our online support groups and events follow us on Facebook.

Address

2228 Summit St.
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 572-0820

Office Hours

TUE | 11 AM – 4 PM (We stop taking walk-ins at 3:30pm)
WED | 11 AM – 4 PM (We stop taking walk-ins at 3:30pm)
THU | 11 AM – 4 PM (We stop taking walk-ins at 3:30pm)

THU | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

An open online meet and chat group for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) trans men. Group-led topics and discussion. A chill space to talk with dudes about ANYTHING.

Check our Facebook page for meeting ID on Thursdays.

2nd and 4th WED | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Support for BIPOC Trans, Non-Binary, and Non-Conforming people. We encourage community building and inspiration. You’re invited to share personal experiences with each other.

Online:

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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all
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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: 44843138
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Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For People Living with HIV – Living Positively Support Groups

Weekly discussion group for people living with HIV/AIDS.

1st & 3rd THU | 10 – 11 AM

In Person:

750 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203 – First Floor

Online:

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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: 44843138
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For more information, email: BHreferrals@equitashealth.com

Community and sisterhood for Black and Brown women living with HIV.

1st & 3rd WED | 6 – 7 PM

In Person:

750 E. Long St., 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43202

Online:

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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: 44843138
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For more information, email: BHreferrals@equitashealth.com

Monthly support group run by and for people living with HIV.

4th WED OF EACH MONTH | 7 PM

In person:

Cincinnati Medical Center | 2805 Gilbert Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Online:

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Together with the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, offering support and a place to talk for those living with HIV/AIDS, including the newly diagnosed, those living undetectable, and long-term survivors.

2nd & 4th WED OF EACH MONTH | 7 PM

In person:

Greater Dayton LGBT Center | 24 N. Jefferson St., Suite 200 | Dayton, OH 45402

Online:

For login information please email Jake Yousif (JakeYousif@equitashealth.com)

Support and a place to talk for those living with HIV/AIDS, including people who are newly diagnosed, living undetectable, and long-term survivors.

This group is currently on hold and will not meet until further notice. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about the other support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS listed on this page.

Support group for women living with HIV. We laugh, share, and show up for one another.

4th THU  | 5 – 7 PM

YWCA of Youngstown | 25 Rayne Ave. | Youngstown, OH 44503

Support group for Latinx people living with or at risk of HIV.

2nd & 4th TUE | 6 – 7 PM

In Person:

Greater Dayton LGBT Center | 24 N. Jefferson St. | Dayton, OH 45402

Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Same Gender-Loving Men

Social gatherings and health workshops for Black & minority men from Northeast Ohio who identify as Gay/Bi/Bi-curious.

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An affirming social and wellness space for same gender-loving men of color.

Times vary. 

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Social gatherings and health workshops for gay, bisexual, and transgender men ages 18-29.

Times vary. Monthly calendar available on Facebook.

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Discussion group for people who have sex with gay men and use meth. We offer fellowship in your journey towards recovery. This is a queer safe space.

TUE | 8 – 9 PM

In Person:

750 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203 – First Floor

Building entrance unlocked from 7:45 – 8:05 PM.

Online:

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For more information, email: BHreferrals@equitashealth.com

Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For People Seeking Substance Use Support

LGBTQ+ affirming space for people questioning their use of substances or seeking support on their journey toward recovery.

FRI | 10 PM

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Discussion group for anyone who injects substances. This is not treatment or recovery. Whether you talk or listen, this free space offers support, feedback, and a place to talk about challenges.

TUE | 2 – 3 PM

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For people who inject drugs. Offers syringe exchange, naloxone distribution, connections & referrals to medical care and other harm reduction services.

TUE & WED | 4 – 8 PM

SAT | 9 AM – 1 PM

1267 W. Broad St. | Columbus, OH 43222

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Discussion group for people who have sex with gay men and use meth. We offer fellowship in your journey towards recovery. This is a queer safe space.

TUE | 8 – 9 PM

In Person:

750 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203 – First Floor

Building entrance unlocked from 7:45 – 8:05 PM.

Online:

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For more information, email: BHreferrals@equitashealth.com

LGBTQ+ affirming education & support for family and friends of people who have a relationship with substance use.

WED | 4 – 4:45 PM

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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: 44843138
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Current Support Groups & Community Based Programs

For LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence

The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) offers individual and community survivor advocacy programs and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking and/or sexual assault.

Weekdays | 9 AM – 5 PM | Hotline & Live Chat

Call 1-866-862-7286 or live chat at BRAVO-Ohio.org

A support group for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced violence or abuse in a romantic relationship. Participants can give and get support from others with similar experiences, share information, and explore skills to cope.

THU | 5 – 6 PM

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Current Support Groups & Community Based Programs

LGBTQ+ Support Groups

We will explore our relationship with food, our emotions, and our bodies. This is a queer safer space.

1st THU | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

In person:

750 E. Long St., 1st Floor

Columbus, OH 43203

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all
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Passcode: 44843138
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Support for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced shame, rejection, and harm in the name of religion.

2nd WED & 4th SUN | 12 – 1 PM

Online:

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Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: 44843138
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