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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For People Living with HIV – Living Positively Support Groups

A 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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

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

1st & 3rd WED | 6 – 7 PM

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87919797331?pwd=WVNid01DNndGSjFzc0tTRkJtWTlDUT09

Meeting ID: 879 1979 7331
Passcode: 650417

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

Support, empowerment and advocacy for black women living with HIV, providing a space to share experiences.

3rd  THU | 6 – 7:30 PM

Email or text for meeting information:
(937) 471-1999
palmerwellness3@gmail.com

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

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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Current Support Groups & Community-Based Programs

For People Seeking Substance Use and Behavioral Addiction Support

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:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Current Support Groups & Community Based Programs

For LGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence and Trauma

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

In Person:
King Lincoln Medical Center

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Together, we can start healing.

1st MON | 6 PM | ONLINE

Connect with people who understand in a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Please join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting link: tinyurl.com/yc2p75sp

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247

Meeting password: care4all

Current Support Groups & Community Based Programs

Additional Support Groups

Skill building and support for those who living with Chronic Illness and Pain

1st and 3rd TUE | 6 PM

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

For individuals in the LGBTQ+ community experiencing loss and grief

2nd and 4th MON | 6 PM

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

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

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Managing Burn out and Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Self Care and Resiliency

WED | 4 PM

Online:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86137660247?pwd=M3lYWkxyY1NwdUtzYXBvQkJ6U1RVUT09

Meeting ID: 861 3766 0247
Passcode: care4all

Support and alternatives to suicide

3rd THU | 6 PM | ONLINE

You are not alone. Find a caring community and vital resources in this support group for queer youth.

This group is available for current patients of Equitas Health.

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