HIV Support Group – Positive Impact
Different Roads Home currently hosts Positive Impact, a support group geared to individuals who are HIV positive. This group meets every Wednesday evening. This is not your typical support group. The goal is to focus on individuals that are HIV positive and how they can live a positive lifestyle as well interact and connect with other positive people in a social setting. Meetings will often be topic driven, encouraging healthy behaviors ranging from diet to dating. All are welcome, no matter your status. This group meets at the offices of Different Roads Home located at 2320 North Davidson Street Suite B in Charlotte, NC 28205. Meetings start at 6:30 and usually will last til around 8:00 pm.
InterACTions is a program that connects experienced HIV/AIDS survivors who have overcome many of the obstacles that are presented by the disease, with an individual who has recently received a positive diagnosis and is having difficulty coping with the illness, and or struggling with treatment, knowledge and or adherence. Group members are matched based on personal goals, needs and skills; as well as geographical location, age and gender, when possible; among other factors, to ensure the best possible fit.
The M.E.N.S. Room, A Safe Space for MSM
Safe Spaces are safe, stigma-free environments where HIV positive minority individuals are provided culturally relevant information and education that will enable them to understand, manage & control the societal, medical/clinic, environmental, economic and structural factors and elements that result in linkage, retention and/or re-engagement into care and a decreased viral load.
TRANSITIONS will be a new program at Different Roads Home (beginning in April of 2017). Our mission is to provide a structured approach toward integrating, educating, and building the necessary competencies to fully acclimate as a transgender individuals within today’s society, regardless of where they are in the transition cycle. This six week program will cover important topics surrounding the workplace, family, social acceptance and self-care. Attendees will be asked to sign-up and attend six core-classes over a three month time span, free of charge. Once registered, meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting at 7PM.
Need more information?
To learn more about how to join a program, please contact Kareem Strong, Director of Programming at 704.237.8793.