Support Groups

"It’s better for a new client to hear from a person who’s been there. You can get a better understanding of what’s going on if you can relate to people."

—James Barnes, client


We offer a range of client groups at our Downtown and West Baltimore clinics designed to support you. From smoking cessation and stress reduction groups to our popular Art Expressions Group...there is a little something for everyone. And all are welcome. You do not need to be engaged in care here at Health Care for the Homeless to attend.

Downtown 

Monday

Time      

Group       

Location

Facilitator

Description

8-9 a.m.                                                           

Stress Reduction Group                                                                           

1st-floor group room 1                                                                

Deirdre Hoey                                                                                                     

Learn strategies for reducing stress that you can use anywhere, anytime.

9-10 a.m.

Alumni Group

1st-floor group room 2 

Clients with staff support from the addictions team                                                                                                   

If you have completed our Addictions Phase Group, join us for ongoing peer support.

9-10 a.m.        

Kicking Butts: Smoking Cessation Group                                                                   

1st-floor group room 2

Chauna Brocht

Quit smoking for good. Opportunity to win a gift card or other small prize at every session. 

2-3:15 p.m.

Art Expressions Group

1st-floor group room 1

Lisa Muscato

Relax and have fun while creating art—no artistic skills or experience needed.

 

Tuesday

Time

Group

Location

Facilitator

Description

9-10 a.m.

Writers' Group

1st-floor group room 1

Vanessa Borotz

Come create, learn and share—no writing experience needed.

9-10 a.m.

Second Opinion Group

1st-floor group room 2

TBD

Join us for support in managing your addiction and mental health issues.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.                           

Client Advocacy Group

1st-floor group room 2

Vanessa Borotz

Advocate for yourself and others—and be a part of helping end homelessness for all.

1-2 p.m.

Diabetes Education Class

1st-floor group room 2

Mara Schneider and the nursing team

Learn how to better manage your diabetes. 

1-2:15 p.m.

Stress Reduction Yoga

3rd-floor group room B

Deirdre Hoey

Relax in a yoga class led by a certified yoga teacher. Beginners welcome—mats provided. 

1-2 p.m.

Grupo de Apoyo para los Hispanohablantes 

Primer piso cuarto 2 

Cassie Ekstrom y Gerardo Benavides 

Un grupo nuevo para los quien hablan español y quieren apoyo y ayuda.

 

Wednesday

Time

Group

Location

Facilitator

Description

8-9 a.m.

Stress Reduction Group

1st-floor group room 1

Karen Ross Taylor

Learn and practice strategies for reducing stress that you can use anywhere, anytime.

8-9:30 a.m.

1st and 3rd Wednesday each month

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connections Peer Support Group 

3rd-floor group room B

TBD

Peer-led support group for adults living with a mental health condition. 

9-10 a.m.

Second Opinion Group

1st-floor group room 2

Justin Shea

Join us for support in managing your addiction and mental health issues.

10-10:45 a.m.

Bridge Group

1st-floor group room 1

Clementine Alford and Caitlin Synovec

Learn important skills for your transition into housing. Free gift if you complete all sessions.

1-2 p.m.

Anger Management Group

1st-floor group room 2

Denise Hansen 

Learn important skills to manage your anger.

2-3:15 p.m.

Art Expressions Group

1st-floor group room 1

Montse Ferrer

Relax and have fun while creating art—no artistic skills or experience needed.

 

Thursday

Time

Group

Location

Facilitator

Description

8-9 a.m.

Naloxone Training Group

1st-floor group room 2

Katie League

Learn how to administer naloxone so you can stop an overdose and save a life.

9-10 a.m.

Kicking Butts: Smoking Cessation Group

1st-floor group room 2

Jan Caughlan

Quit smoking for good. Opportunity to win a gift card or other small prize at every session. 

 

Friday

Time

Group

Location

Facilitator

Description

9-10 a.m.

Second Opinion Group

1st-floor group room 2

Emily Gordon

Join us for support in managing your addiction and mental health issues.

1-2:15 p.m

Stress Reduction Yoga

3rd-floor group room B

Deirdre Hoey

Relax in a yoga class led by a certified yoga teacher. Beginners welcome—mats provided. 

1-2 p.m.

Pain Management Group

1st-floor group room 1

Caitlin Synovec and Terri Free-Storrer

Are you living with chronic pain? Join us and get help managing it.

  

West Baltimore

Wednesday

Time

Group

Location

Facilitator

Description

9-10 a.m.

Kicking Butts: Smoking Cessation Group

Multi-purpose room

Allison Weaver

Quit smoking for good. Opportunity to win a gift card or other small prize at every session. 

10-11 a.m.

Nutrition and Diabetes Management 

Multi-purpose room

Ebony Hicks and Shailah Bevan

Learn how to better manage your eating— and cook food with us! 

11 a.m. -12 p.m.                                

Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Multi-purpose room

David Hunter

Take charge of your own health and well being with a plan.

Updated July 2017. A printable version of these list to give to clients are available here: Downtown and West Baltimore

Do you have updates to this list? Please be sure to let Kate Leisner or Sydnee Wilson know.