MetroHealth HIV Support Groups

Special Instructions For Groups & Events at The Glick Center




Questions about our groups?

Please contact Jen McMillen Smith, LISW-S at [email protected] or 216-778-4051.


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Support Groups & Events

Calendars: March 2024  |  April 2024


Support Groups


  • For people living with HIV who are around 50 years old and better
  • Meet at Franklin Circle Church – 1688 Fulton Rd., Cleveland. Free parking on street or in lot
  • First Fridays at 12:00 noon

Knit Squad

  • Practice or learn how to knit to help lower blood pressure and stress hormones
  • Meet in MetroHealth's new Glick Center outside of the meditation room on the first floor
  • Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.

Taco Tuesday

  • Open to people living with HIV who are in their teens and twenties
  • MetroHealth Dermatology Clinic lobby
  • First & Third Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.

WOW - Women Only Wednesday

  • For women and women living with HIV
  • Third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. – please note later time & we now will meet in the Glick Center


  • Gentle class suitable for everyone – instructor is open about being HIV+
  • Mats are provided, wear comfy clothes and BYO water
  • MetroHealth Cancer Care Patio, check in at Cancer Care desk. Parking validated.
  • Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.


Special Mental Health Support Services

Insomnia Information

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone! Insomnia is a common condition in the United States with over three million adult cases (though it is believed that many more people are undiagnosed). Insomnia causes difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

Getting an appropriate amount of sleep each night (7-9 hours for adults) can increase mood and immune system, lower stress, maintain healthy weight, and reduce diseases caused by inflammation such as diabetes and heart disease. If you are dissatisfied with your sleep habits, it may be beneficial to request an insomnia screening from your provider. Please contact Nicole Dister at (216) 778-8978 or Tracey Brichacek at (216) 778-8745 for a free screening and information on ways to improve your sleep.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you experience noticeable shifts in your mood that start in the fall and last throughout winter? Often referred to as the “winter blues”, this could be a sign that you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that begins and ends around the same time each year. It is important to get screened as treatment is available.

Whether you are experiencing these symptoms for the first time or this is a repeated pattern, please contact Michael Majer at (216) 778-8979 for a free screening and treatment strategies.

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