Support Groups

*for PCAF clients only*

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn is a monthly learning opportunity for clients in which a representative presents on a topic while clients enjoy a free lunch. Lunch and Learn was established to educate clients and their significant others on current issues, information, and resources related to living with HIV.  Topics of presentation vary from month to month and are based on clients’ interest.

  • Lunch & LearnLunch & Learn in Tacoma is held every second Friday of the month at noon.*
  • Lunch & Learn in Olympia is held every third Tuesday of the month at noon.*

*Date and time are subject to change depending on the availability of the presenter.

For more information about Lunch and Learn, please contact Rohan Marrero at (253) 722-0712 or rmarrero@piercecountyaids.org.

HIV+ Mens’ Discussion Group

The Men’s Discussion Group aims to educate, support, and empower Pierce County AIDS Foundation’s male identifying clients. Group members seek knowledge to educate one another to combat barriers and stigmas surrounding living with HIV. Members strive to holistically support one another both mentally and physically, and to empower one another through shared experiences and building trust.Men's Discussion Group The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 1:30pm in Tacoma.

For more information, please contact Rohan Marrero at (253) 722-0712 or rmarrero@piercecountyaids.org.

HIV+ Women’s Group

The Women’s Social Group meets monthly to support women affected by HIV / AIDS.  A diverse group of women attend, bringing their stories, hopes, fears, and experiences with them. The group is facilitated by two case managers and includes topic discussions, craft projects, food, celebrations, and much more. All PCAF women clients are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Jasmine Strasser at jstrasser@piercecountyaids.org or Chris Wukasch at cwukasch@piercecountyaids.org

*NEW* Evening Support Group

*PCAF’s new Evening Support Group meets twice monthly to support people living with HIV.  It is facilitated by Troy Huffman, LMFT. Group meetings are to learn, share, socialize, and support one another.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Simmons at csimmons@piercecountyaids.org

HIV+ Sober Support Group

This peer support group meets twice a month and is lead by our Chemical Dependency Specialist Case Manager. Clients are able to speak in a safe space and provide peer support to one another. This group is open to all PCAF clients struggling with chemical dependency, regardless of sobriety. Many of our clients’ HIV diagnosis are intertwined with chemical dependency and it is essential that we provide a safe place where they can openly discuss their struggles with their sobriety and the adversities they experience as individuals living with HIV.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Gaines at jgaines@piercecountyaids.org.