TPAN began offering dedicated youth programming in 2010. Since that time we've developed a unique niche for connecting with those between the ages of 18-29 in the LGBTQ community. Our youth programs offer social and cultural outings, monthly peer-led groups, holistic health retreats, individual counseling, psychiatry, and a drop-in space that allows for safety, support, and conversation. Each and every service is free of charge.
EPIC (Empowering Positive Innovative Change) is for those 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 at Southwood Interventions and Haymarket Center. EPIC is open to African-American same gender loving men over the age of 18.
To learn more and enroll contact Darnell at (312) 887-1637 (text/call) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keepin’ it HOTT!
Keepin’ it HOTT is a monthly support group exclusively for individuals who have graduated from either the HOPE or EPIC program. Participate in lively conversations about the topics you care about—relationships, dating, etc. Stay connected to the friends you made while participating in TPAN programs. For the next group, check out TPAN’s calendar here.
Mental Health Services
Are you a graduate of the EPIC program and looking for counseling or psychiatry services? If so, contact Paul at (773) 989-9400 x282 to check on open availability.
Other Helpful Programs
TEAM is TPAN’s treatment education program for HIV-positive individuals who want to learn more about managing their HIV care, HIV medications and talking to their doctor.
Committed to Living (CTL) is TPAN’s ongoing ‘Lunch and Learn’ series for HIV-positive individuals who want to stay up-to-to date on the latest information on HIV treatment and health. Upcoming CTLs are posted on TPAN’s calendar here.
TPAN has a number of support groups, one of them may be right for you. Oftentimes, we think we are struggling alone. Support groups help us see that there are others who may be dealing with similar situations and who, in turn, can help us get better. Visit here to learn about our current groups.
Youth Drop-In Center
TPAN offers free HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) testing services. If you can’t make it during TPAN’s walk-in testing hours and are enrolled in a TPAN youth program, contact Jeffrey at 989-9400 x271 to schedule a time to come in for a test.
Referrals & Information
- STI Testing
- Hepatitis B (HBV) Testing
- Vaccinations for Meningitis, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B
- Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Medical Providers for HIV and HCV Treatment