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S.E.L.F. Support Group 

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
1st and 3rd Wednesdays S.E.L.F. (Support, Education, Living in Friendship) is a Support Group for people living with HIV and dealing with all life’s issues.  It is a drop-in support group of new members and veterans alike who are Surviving HIV Issues Together.

Volunteer Peer Facilitators: Ray Welsh, BA-Soc.; P. Arteaga & other Peer Volunteers

(2024 Schedule)

F.A.B.  (Friends At Buddies)  ***NEW*** 

1st and 3rd Monday of each month 
A support group for the FABULOUS Gay, Bi and Trans Men to network and learn more about living with HIV in their adult years and beyond…

Peer Facilitators: Bill Murray (former Board Member of Friends for Life) & other Peer Volunteers.

P.E.W. (Positive Empowerment for Women)

ON HIATUS – Tuesdays, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM  
A HIV+ Support Group for women living with HIV.  This group aims to add positive, healthy ambitions in the lives of those who participate.   All are welcome!
Facilitator: Seeking Volunteer Facilitator

Young Men’s Support Spot

ON HIATUS –  CALL or Email:  if interested
Non-HIV Specific Support for Young Men between 18-28 Years of Age who deal with the fear and stigma of HIV and other STD’s.

Weekly topics presented by PrEP Counselor and  LCSW will then be discussed among Peer Lead Discussions and Social Time.  This group aims to add positive, healthy ambitions in the lives of those who participate. Topics Included: Healthy Relationships; Sexuality and Intimacy; the Hook-Up Culture and Safety; Disclosure & Consent… and more. All are welcome!
Facilitator:  Mario Irogoyen, LCSW and Eric Cabrera, PrEP Counselor

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L.O.V.E. Grupo de Apoyo – Latinos Ocupando Vidas Emocionates (En Epañol) Latinos Occupying Exciting Lives

Miércoles / Wednesdays , 1:00PM–2:00 PM 

Grupo para los hombres y las muejeres viviendo con VIH.  Gente positiva que elige vivir vidas felices y sanas!
Facilitor:  Mario Irogoyen, LCSW

Pathways – Transgender Support

Meets Monthly 
Providing a secure, friendly atmosphere in a social setting for anyone existing outside the binary category of male or female, their allies, and their significant others.

Pathways is its own organization run independently of Buddies of NJ but has had a long symbiotic relationship in support of each others mission.

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Double Jeopardy Peer Support Group

ON HIATUS  Seeking Volunteer Facilitator with Substance Recovery Credentials
For men and women living with HIV/AIDS; Hep C (HCV); and/or substance abuse issues. This group focuses on chronic illness and the 12 Steps of Recovery.

ON HIATUS Positive Women Peer Support Group

1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Positive Women Peer Support Group – Caring atmosphere where HIV positive women share their daily experiences and give one another support with any issues that arise. New members are always welcome!