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Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated with Oakland County Health - CANCELED

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  • Stay tuned for other upcoming health events with Oakland County Health.
  • For more information, please contact Heather Aymer at haymer@goaffirmations.org.





    Relationship Skills Class


  • This 7-session series is for LGBTQ+ people and their friends & loved ones. Topics include: exploring relationship values, healthy conflict resolution, establishing boundaries, accountability and building community connections. This series is open to everyone and focuses on all types of relationships including family, work, and romantic. The cost of the series is $25 per person and scholarships are available.

  • The Relationship Skills Class curriculum was developed by The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA. This initiative is presented by The Michigan Network, which includes Affirmations, Equality Michigan, HAVEN, Turning Point and Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council. Facilitators are LGBTQ-identified and knowledgeable about healthy relationships and abuse in LGBTQ communities. 

    Counseling Services

  • Through individual and couples counseling, Affirmations offers support during difficult phases of life and helps individuals and couples explore important issues such as healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, self-esteem, confidence and personal growth. We offer LGBTQ-affirming counseling services in a safe and welcoming environment for people of all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We work with individuals and couples in southeast Michigan. Affirmations counseling services can assist adults age 18 and over. Sliding fee scale and some insurance accepted.

  • To begin the counseling intake process, please fill out this form and email Lilianna Reyes, Program Services Director, at lreyes@goaffirmations.org with the attachment or drop off the physical form at Affirmation's front desk.
    For more information on our counseling services, please click here.

    Health Resource: RAD Remedy

  • RAD Remedy is dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.

    To visit their website to search for health resources, please click here.

    Health Resource: Hepatitis A

  • There has been a recent concerning increase in confirmed hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men (MSM). Beginning January 9th, Hepatitis A vaccinations will be available on select days with the Oakland County Health Division.
  • Take some time to read about Hepatitis A with the following three fact sheets; One, Two, and Three

    Sexual Health: Testing & Resources

  • Affirmations' partners offer FREE HIV & STD testing 3-4 times a week at the Center. Free condoms, lube & health education resources are also available.

    View HIV Testing Calendar

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

  • Affirmations works to address the high rates of tobacco use within LGBT communities by promoting the Michigan Tobacco Quitline and conducting focus groups and media campaigns about effective quit campaigns for LGBT-identified people. Tobacco use is the #1 most preventable cause of death and disease in Michigan. According to the 2012-2013 National Adult Tobacco Study, LGBT people smoke at rates twice as high as the general population. This is due to the long-term effects of stress caused by stigma and discrimination as well as targeting by tobacco companies.

  • For more information about quitting smoking, visit the Tobacco Quit Line.

    For resources on quitting smoking, click here.

      

    GNA Gender Marker Change Assistance

  • Indviduals seeking information regarding assistance for changing their gender marker on their passport, please contact Lilianna Reyes at lreyes@goaffirmations.org

  • Volunteer and Intern Spotlight

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    Partner Spotlight

    Thank you Care One, Inc. for your support of our Spring Bash gala. Your help is assisting in keeping our doors open twelve hours a day, six days a week, fifty-two weeks a year! We are beyond appreciative for your commitment.

    Click to see more of our Sponsors and Partners