Being Alive is best known for our individualized peer-to-peer support. Whether you are recently diagnosed, or a long term survivor dealing with everyday challenges, we have trained peer support counselors who are living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to emotional support, we offer comprehensive information and referrals to a variety of local services, including primary medical care, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health and other kinds of referrals.
For more details please call 323.874.4322.
Anyone HIV+ can become a member of Being Alive and have access to all our services. You can get an intake form by clicking on the corresponding link on the right.
Being Alive’s support groups are facilitated by trained group leaders who are living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to provide a safe and confidential space where individuals can express themselves in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement. Being Alive hosts many interactive educational groups, so depending on who you are and what you are looking for, there is most likely a group to meet your needs. Call 323.874.4322 for more information.
A small drop-in group for men and women. The theme is discussing issues and meeting others dealing with HIV.
This group is facilitated by Brian Risley, Lead Treatment Educator at APLA. A large group for those who are newly diagnosed or newly identified as HIV+ within the last three years. The theme is discussing medical issues, getting emotional support and discussing topics relevant to a new diagnosis.
A fun support group for those Newly-Diagnosed or "Newly-Identified" under 35 with an emphasis on coping skills, education, and emotional well-being. Co-facilitated by peers; with skill-building exercises, activities, and referrals.
A social group for HIV+ men. The theme is discussing current issues and solutions and meeting others in the community. Emphasis is on long-term care.
We provide a comprehensive set of peer-based social services delivered by and for people living with HIV infection. Services include:
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