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.

**Updated April 2018. A printable version of these lists to give to clients are available here: Downtown and West Baltimore. 

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 middle group room

Chauna Brocht

Quit smoking for good and get a chance 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 substance and behavioral health issues

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

B'More Housing for All (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 

 

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

9-10 a.m.

Second Opinion Group

1st-floor group room 2

Arianne Jennings

Join us for support in managing your substance and behavioral 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 and receive a free gift if you complete all sessions

1-2 p.m.

Anger Management Group

3rd-floor phase group room B

Kate O'Bannon

Learn important skills to manage your anger

1-2 p.m.

Grupo de Apoyo para los Hispanohablantes

Primer piso cuarto 1

Cassie Ekstrom, Gerardo Benavides y Lilian Amaya

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

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 and get the chance 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 substance and behavioral 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

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Pain Management Group

1st-floor group room 1

Caitlin Synovec and Terri Free-Storrer

Get help managing your chronic pain

         

select groups

     

*Please note that clients must be referred to join the groups below. Email the facilitators for more information. 

 

Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m.

Be Well Client Support Group

3rd-floor group room

Michele Martin Jones

Focus on wellness through seminars spanning finance, community involvement, stress reduction, spirituality, physical care and more

Times vary

Cooking Group

Locations vary 

Caitlin Synovec

Learn basic cooking skills,healthy meal planning and health education basics in a group setting

  

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 and get the chance 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 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

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