Support Groups

Support Groups: Our support groups are designed to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can work through obstacles and express feelings with the assistance of peers and a group leader. Clients strive for a higher quality of life and a positive sense of independence and comfort within their communities. Special-interest support groups are designed to focus on issues specifically affecting the targeted group. Support groups may be on-going, time-limited or repeated as a series.

To join a group, please call the office which hosts the group at the number provided, or speak to your case manager.

Support groups currently being offered:

  • Putnam County
    Circle of Hope: open to all HIV-positive individuals
    Held at our Putnam Valley office
    Group Leader: Pat Jacobs
    Meets on Wednesday afternoons 4:30-6:00pm
    (845) 526-1923
  • Westchester County
    Co-Ed General Support Group: open to all HIV-positive individuals
    Held at our Hawthorne office
    Group Leader: Pat Jacobs
    Meets on Tuesday evenings 5:00-6:30pm
    (845) 526-1923 x13

We also hold periodic short-term group sessions on nutrition, women’s empowerment, safer sex for men who have sex with men, and prison inmate education.