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Overeaters Anonymous DC Metro
Washington, DC
A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. DC and Montgomery, Prince George's and southern MD.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
Washington, DC
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion.

The Dupont Circle Club
Washington, DC 20009
Provide a clean, organized, welcoming space for a variety of 12-Step Recovery groups.

The Triangle Club
Washington, DC 20036
Provides a safe and dependable space where GLBT people may hold their meetings in accordance with the 12 Steps and Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon. Mailing: PO Box 65458, Washington DC 20035.


Andromeda Transcultural Health
Washington, DC 20011
Provide access to quality healthcare under the premise that all humans are inherently of equal worth but have cultural and linguistic differences that must be considered. This philosophy reflects a high level of community health care that has been validated by over three decades of direct service to minorities and underserved populations (including HIV/AIDS, Latino/Hispanic, African-American)

Chase-Brexton Health Services, Inc
Baltimore, MD 21201
Provider of patient-centered interdisciplinary health care for our diverse communities including those individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender; HIV infected and affected. 2nd location: 8507 Liberty Road; Randallstown, MD.

Karing with Individuality
K.I. Services, Inc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Our purpose is to educate and assist communities of color in response to disparities in healthcare delivery. Our mission is to improve the quality of life, health and healthcare services for those in our community most in need through intensive and culturally specific outreach, education and counseling services.

La Clinica del Pueblo
Washington, DC 20009
Bilingual health clinic provides free, culturally appropriate health services in the Latino community including HIV/AIDS care, mental health, addiction, and social services including housing assistance, food, clothing, medicine, and medical equipment.

MetroHealth Center
Washington, DC 20015
Offers free, rapid HIV testing

Arlington, VA 22201
stablished by and for the community, NovaSalud, Inc's mission is to improve and strengthen the health and well-being of our diverse Northern Virginia community through culturally-competent and language-appropriate HIV/AIDS services and prevention education. NovaSalud works to effect the change necessary to instill understanding and compassion, and strives to mitigate the discrimination and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

The Lambda Center
Washington, DC 20016
''A Washington, D.C. based mental health, substance abuse and addictions treatment center specifically designed for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. The Lambda Center provides inpatient care, a partial hospitalization treatment program, and intensive group therapies.''

Whitman-Walker Health
Washington, DC 20009
Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Health is a non-profit, community-based provider of health care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Through two sites in the District of Columbia (Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center in NW, Max Robinson Center in SE), the Clinic offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; and medical adherence case management. Whitman-Walker Clinic is committed to meeting the health needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and people living with HIV/AIDS. Call 202-745-700 or visit


Gay Married Men's Association of Washington, DC (GAMMA)
Washington, DC
''GAMMA is a twice-monthly support group for men who are gay, bisexual, questioning or don't identify themselves as any of the above, but who are attracted to men; and who are, or who were, married or otherwise involved with a woman, and has been meeting continuously in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978.''


Brother, Help Thyself (BHT)
Washington, DC 20005
In Baltimore contact 410-752-9072. Brother Help Thyself funds and nurtures nonprofit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in the Metro Baltimore / Washington areas.

Capital Area Physicians for Human Rights (CAPHR)
Washington, DC 20009
"Organization of GLBT Health Care Professionals and students living in the DC Metropolitan Area... serves as an educational, networking, and social organization which provides an opportunity for bringing together GLBT Health Care Professionals in a gay-friendly setting." Provides a list of gay friendly doctors, physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, counselors and other physical and mental healthcare service providers.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Washington, DC 20005
A resource for the thousands of adults and children experiencing domestic violence in the District each year, with a specific GLBT outreach.

Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV)
Washington, DC 20005
''Works to reduce violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) individuals (and those perceived as glbt) through community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of glbt victims are respected and protected. GLOV also seeks to assist victims of anti-glbt violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support.'' (Group restarted as a response to a number of high-profile cases of anti-gay violence in 2008 and a need for improved communications with police and government officials.)

Hearts and Ears, Inc
Baltimore, MD 21201
Supporting Mental Wellness in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Through Support, Education and Advocacy

Washington Area Lesbian and Gay Association of Psychotherapists
Washington, DC
WALGAP is the Washington Area Lesbian and Gay Association of Psychotherapists in the Washington, DC metro area. We are a support group and generally meet for a potluck the first Sunday of most months at 6 PM at member homes in the DC metro area. We finish at about 8:30 PM or 9 PM. We discuss cases as well as address issues related to being a gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender therapist. If you are interested in learning more about the group or attending one of our potlucks, please feel free to send an email. You can also contact group member Lilli M. Vincenz, PhD at 703-532-2731 or


AIDS Action Baltimore, Inc
Baltimore, MD 21202
"Provides educational, financial and emotional support for people with HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore metropolitan area. AAB supports and manages two of the area’s major patient assistance programs. These programs provide financial assistance for housing, utilities, medicine and medical bills."

Carl Vogel Center
Washington, DC 20005
Provides multidisciplinary and integrated health care that responds to existing and emerging needs of people with HIV and AIDS.

Damien Ministries
Washington, DC 20018
Damien Ministries seeks to reach out to those people living with HIV and AIDS whose needs are not met by other social service agencies through its ministries of prayer, communal support, pastoral care, advocacy and direct services.

DC Care Consortium
Washington, DC 20005
Advocates the assurance and availability of appropriate HIV/AIDS services in the community, including the equitable distribution of funding for these services and quality assurance in their delivery.

Food and Friends
Washington, DC 20011
Nutrition counseling + prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses

Health Education Resource Organization (HERO)
Baltimore, MD 21012
includes AIDSWalk Maryland.

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network (HAVEN)
Arnold, MD 21012
Enhances the quality-of-life for those who are living with HIV and AIDS in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, without regard to race, religion, cultural heritage or sexual orientation, and with respect for privacy and confidentiality for them and their families.

Washington, DC 20009
HOPE DC aims to assist the growing numbers of HIV+ gay men in the Washington, DC area, and those living with or effected by HIV. Although our primary mission is for gay men, we don't discriminate as to who may use our services. All are welcome!

Identity, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD 20872
Identity provides confidential HIV Counseling and Testing at no cost. Gaithersburg: 414 East Diamond Ave. Takoma Park: 7676 New Hampshire Ave, #411.

Metro TeenAIDS
Washington, DC 20003
''Provides resources to help young people fight AIDS and support each other. Unlike any other organization in the Washington, DC area, Metro TeenAIDS focuses all of its efforts on the special prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people.'' Mailing: PO Box 15577; Washington, DC 20003-5577.

Moveable Feast
Baltimore, MD 21205
Meal delivery program for homebound People Living with AIDS in the Greater Baltimore area.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM)
Falls Church, VA 22046
''Educates the community about HIV/AIDS, to combat the fear, prejudice, and complacency that surround the disease, and to provide direct services to meet the needs of those who are living with HIV/AIDS. NOVAM seeks to affirm God's love for all those who have been touched by this epidemic regardless of gender, race, disability, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.''

Washington, DC 20003
Enables people living with HIV/AIDS to maintain and care for their pets. Host of June dog show ''Pride of Pets.''

Us Helping Us (UHU)
Washington, DC 20010
A community-based AIDS service organization committed to reducing HIV infection in the African-American community by providing HIV prevention and support services to gay and bisexual men, and transgender persons.


Gay Men's Peer Counseling of Whitman-Walker Clinic
Whitman-Walker Clinic
Washington, DC 20009
Gay Men's Peer Counseling is provided by volunteers who are gay men who receive ongoing training and supervision in active listening, problem solving and various concerns facing gay and bisexual men. Peer counseling and support is provided to individuals and couples who are dealing with relationships, jobs, health concerns, coming out or other challenges. For more information on Gay Men's Peer Counseling, call (202) 797-3592.


Transgender Health Empowerment (T.H.E.)
Washington, DC 20002
Services include ''Diva Chat'' support group.


Mautner Project
Washington, DC 20036
National Lesbian Health Organization. Includes support services and/or health resources for lesbians with cancer (or bisexual and transgender women who partner with women).

Note: These dynamic community groups can grow, switch leadership, move or disband quickly. Locations and information may have changed since this Directory database was last updated. See their official web site and contact them before visiting their locations for participation. Information may have been culled from multiple public sources, and Metro Weekly assumes no affiliation with or responsibility for the organizations themselves.