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Support Groups

Support Groups in Long Beach

Newly Diagnosed
Support Positive

Fridays | 7:00 pm

Dealing with a new HIV diagnosis can be a challenging experience. If you’ve been diagnosed in the past few years or are just now addressing medical and/or social issues, come join your peers. Meets at The Center in Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th Street. To join, contact Michael Buitron at (562) 624-4977. You can also sign up for their weekly email with HIV updates, news, encouragement, and local events at

en español
Apoyo Positivo
Tuesdays | 6:00 pm

A support group in Spanish. ­ For more information contact Eddie Felix at (562) 624-4909. Quisieras el companerismo de otras personas viviendo con el VIH? Asiste al grupo de apoyo que se estera llevando acabo. Los Miercoles de 6pm. Para mas informacion llame a Eddie Felix at (562) 624-4909.

For Women
The New Normal

Call for Day | Time

An informative, compassionate, and social group designed for women who are HIV positive and dealing with the complex issues surrounding this disease. For information, call Paula Phelps at (562) 624-4978.

at The LGBTQ Center
People Living with HIV/AIDS

Wednesdays | 12:00 pm

A weekly support group with an emphasis on living. The focus is on supporting individuals with their current struggles, providing information, and promoting camaraderie among group members. For information, call Jim Walls at (562) 318-8039.

All Inclusive
Living a Positive Life
Wednesdays | 3:30 pm 

This is a group for individuals looking for a place to find peer support and positive reinforcement. We provide a safe place to explore new beginnings, coping strategies for your concerns while promoting positive mental health. We also discuss ideas to help maintain a full life while living with HIV. Please contact John Blasco at 562-624-4915 or Michael Tohmasi at 562-624-4957.

In Recovery
Positive in Sobriety
HIV+/HEP C+ AA Meeting
Wednesdays | 8:00 pm 

Open to the infected and affected (open recovery meeting). Speaker followed by group participation format. Drop-in. Group meets at Atlantic Alano Club, 1409 E. 4th St., Long Beach. A current list of HIV-friendly and gay-friendly recovery meetings can be found in the C.A.R.E. Program's local resource guide HERE.

in Los Angeles...
Negative Partners Support

Tuesdays | 7:00 pm

A closed group that meets in the West Hollywood area. Call (888) 208-8081 for more information. If you are a negative partner, family member, or friend of an HIV-positive individual, this is the closest group to Long Beach where you can find other negative partners.

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