Support Groups

Real change happens in community — when we inspire, seek accountability and watch out for each other.

A Notice for Patients & Clients Regarding Support Groups & Events:

Our first concern is to keep those most at risk of coronavirus complications safe from infections. All Equitas Health support groups and events scheduled through the end of November, 2020 have either been cancelled or moved to a virtual platform.

Now Offered Virtually

In Transition

Tuesdays | 4 – 5 PM | Virtual

A Trans/GNC Peer Support Group for folks in gender affirming medical and/or social transition or thinking about transition.

For more information, please email:

Elijah Johnson, MSW, LSW at elijahjohnson@equitashealth.com
or
Lucy Campbell MSW, LISW at lucycampbell@equitashealth.com

Living Positively HIV/AIDS Support Group | Columbus

An open group offering support, encouragement, and dialogue for those living with HIV/AIDS, including people who are newly diagnosed, living undetectable, and long-term survivors.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

    • October 22, 2020 | 3 – 4:15 PM
    • November 5, 2020 | 3 – 4:15 PM
    • Future Meetings To Be Announced

For access code and link to the meetings, or general questions, please email one of the co-facilitators

POZitive Attitudes

2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 7 PM | Virtual

A support group for people living with HIV. Offered in partnership with the Dayton LGBT Center.

For more information, please email:

Jake Yousif, JakeYousif@equitashealth.com

Trans/Lation | Akron, Youngstown

Sundays | 4 – 6PM | Virtual

Translation is a welcoming group geared towards transgender women of color in the Akron area. All non-binary, gender fluid, and transgender individuals are welcome to participate.

More details here

Tuesdays Without Tina

Tuesdays | 8 – 9 PM | in-person AND virtual meetings

A 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.

    • 4400 N. High, Columbus (3rd floor)
    • The door will be opened at 7:45 and locked at 8:05
    • Mask and Social Distance Required

OR

    • Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:  https://www.gotomeet.me/MylesStickleLISW-S/tuesdays-without-tina
    • password: care4all
More details here

 

Support Groups Temporarily On Hold

All other support groups have been canceled through November 2020. Details on when these groups plan to resume will be made available as soon as possible. 

Just Us! A Positive Space for Black Women | Columbus

Normally held: 2nd and 4th Thursdays | 6 – 7 PM | King-Lincoln Medical Center – 750 E. Long St., Columbus

Open support group for Black women living with HIV. Positive vibes, positive mind, positive life. Bring your children. Bring a friend. Refreshments provided.

Grupo de Apoyo: Spanish Speaking HIV/AIDS Support Group | Columbus

Contact Health Navigator for Dates and Times | 4400 North High Street, Suite 300 in Columbus

Este grupo está en hiato. Se proporcionará información cuando el grupo se vuelva a reunir.

Living Positively HIV/AIDS Support Group | Columbus

Normally held: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | King-Lincoln Medical Center – 750 E. Long St.

An open group offering support, encouragement, and dialogue for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Living Positively HIV/AIDS Support Group | Portsmouth

Normally held: Mondays | 2 – 3 PM | Equitas Health Portsmouth Office – 1615 Chillicothe St. Suite A

An open group offering support, encouragement, and dialogue for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Creating a Safe Space for Clients | Newark

Normally held: 3rd Mondays | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Equitas Health Newark Office – 195 Union St., Suite F

Monthly open support group for those living with HIV. New topic each month with guest speakers, education, and refreshments.

Women’s HIV/AIDS Support | Columbus

Normally held: 2nd and 4th Thursdays | 1 – 2:30 PM | Short North Medical Center – 1033 North High Street

This is a specialized support group that explores the unique issues of women living with HIV/AIDS. This weekly support group provides psychoeducation and frank discussions on a variety of topics such as relationships, coping, and caregiving in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. Interpretation services are available upon request.

Women’s Empowerment Group | Columbus

Normally held: 2nd Thursdays | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | 4400 N. High St., Suite 300

An open support group for women living with HIV.
Empower and lift each other up in an affirming space for collective healing.

Children under 18 welcome |Interpretation services available
For more information or transportation needs, please call Abigail McAtee, LSW at (614) 340-6753 or Danielle Smart, LSW at (614) 340-6722.

Locations

4400 N. High St., Suite 300
Columbus OH 43214

Office
(614) 299-2437

Fax
(614) 291-7163

750 E. Long St., Suite 3000
Columbus Columbus 43203

Medical Center
(614) 340-6700

Fax
(614) 340-6787

750 E. Long St., Suite 3000
Columbus OH 43203

Medical Center
(614) 340-6700

Fax
(614) 340-6787

1033 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43201

Medical Center
(614) 340-6777

Fax
614-572-0914