Find Support

Group support has been a cornerstone of TPAN since the agency's founding in 1987. Joining a community of those who understand and support you can help you live a healthier, happier life.

These groups are designed to meet the current needs and interests of TPAN’s clients—and are organized by topic or target audience. Educational and mental health groups are facilitated by licensed clinicians. Social support groups are facilitated by peer mentors.

NOTE: All TPAN group service schedules have changed since March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

To find out which of the groups below are currently active, LEARN MORE HERE.

All groups are free. Unless otherwise noted, active groups require a simple registration or in-take form.

Young Adults

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Education (HOPE)

HOPE (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Education) is TPAN’s newest health and wellness program for same-gender-loving people who identify as male, ages 18-24. We discuss important topics such as mental health, HIV, spirituality, and how to keep ourselves safe and sane during these challenging times.

Program incentives include:

  • $15 gift card after you enroll
  • $25 gift card after you graduate from the EPIC.
  • $15 gift card after you complete a three-month follow-up
  • $100 worth of gifts in a HOPE care package

To learn more and enroll contact Nene at 773-632-5573 or or tell us the best way to contact you:


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To learn more and enroll contact Nene at 773-632-5573 or


Empowering Positive Innovative Change

EPIC is African-American same gender loving men over the age of 18 who are ready to learn what they can do to make healthy lifestyle changes. Participants will learn about topics which could be preventing them from living the life they want. Topics will include mental health, trauma and stigma related to gender, HIV status and race. Those enrolled and active in the program will attend an overnight health retreat at a local hotel. Participants who are ready to address substance abuse issues will receive referrals to our program partners.

Contact us for more information or to get your questions answered.


call (773) 989-9400.

African American Men

Brothers United in Support (BUS)

Brothers United in Support (BUS) is an open weekly peer led group for HIV-positive Black and African-American men who identify as gay or bisexual, ages 18+. All are welcome to attend. 

Bus meets weekly on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 PM

Brothers United in Support (BUS)
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
To learn more, please contact Christina Joly at 773-989-9400 x 208

Men Over 45


An ongoing, therapist-facilitated group for long-term HIV survivors, 45+. Flourish members meet weekly to share stories of resilience and triumph in tackling the challenges of ageing, care-taking, and the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.

Join us for connections to community and social support, to learn new information and to try new strategies in managing your healthcare.

Flourish is lead by a licensed mental health professional.

Registration required. 

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 27 2017 except Wed May 24 2017.
To learn more and register, please contact Kimberly Rogers at 773-989-9400 x 241


An ongoing peer-led support group for people living with HIV, with a primary focus on men 50+. New members are welcome.

Daytimers meets Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Repeats every week every Monday and every Thursday until Thu Dec 28 2017.
To learn more, please contact Christina Joly at 773-989-9400 x 208

Educational + Therapeutic Programs

Committed to Living (CTL)

Committed to Living is an ongoing "lunch and learn" series hosted by TPAN for people living with HIV. A new HIV-related topic is presented each month by a knowledgeable facilitator. Previous CTL topics have included: "Side Effects with HIV Therapy," "HIV and Aging" and "The Impact of Mental Health on HIV Adherence".

View the TPAN Calendar for upcoming CTL presentations.

To learn more, attend, or sponsor a presentation, contact Lorraine Hayes at 773-989-9400 x236

Committed to Caring (CTC)

Committed to Caring is an ongoing "lunch and learn" series hosted by TPAN for HIV/AIDS care providers—case manages, social workers—meant to help improve providers’ work with HIV-positive clients. Recent CTC topics have included: "HIV and Substance Abuse," "Considerations for Patients Late to Care," "HIV and Liver Disease," and "HIV and Mental Illness."

View the TPAN Calendar for upcoming CTC presentations.

To learn more or to R.S.V.P., contact Lorraine Hayes at (773) 989-9400 x236 or

Community Support & Education for Persons Living with HIV

TEAM (Treatment Education Adherence Management)


Power comes from knowledge. The knowledge that you are part of a connected community can give you strength. TPAN's TEAM program empowers people living with HIV to understand HIV's basic biology, to find/continue conscientious health care, to begin/continue successful treatment, to manage the infection and prevent secondary infections, and to explore issues such as stigma and disclosure. The program is designed to meet the physical, medical, and emotional needs of HIV-positive individuals today. Best of all, TEAM is fun!

There are both live and virtual TEAM sessions available.


Recovering Substance Users

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

TPAN hosts Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings for HIV-positive or negative individuals.

AA and NA meetings will reconvene shortly. 

To learn more, please contact Christina Joly at 773-989-9400 x 208