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Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

Yoga with Sonia Hernandez

XTLyouthAre you ready for yoga with Sonia Hernandez? This group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month. Come join Yoga Instructor Sonia Hernandez and Affirmations for the unification of Mind, Body & Spirit. This group will begin on Saturday, August 19th.




Healthy Living Series: Chair and Mat Yoga with Allen Fender

XTLyouthCome join Yoga Instructor Allen Fender for the latest in our Heatlhy Living Series. Chair yoga is from 1 to 2 p.m. and mat yoga is 2 to 3 p.m. The group will meet every Friday, starting on Septebmer 1st. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.




Mindfulness for Everyday Life with Shawn Williams

XTLyouthThe purpose of this course is to provide instruction and education for mindfulness practice. We will meet each Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for five weeks. The course will consist of short lecture, guided meditation, and discussion. Participants will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Suggested Donation: $5
*Space is Limited*
RSVP: Heather Aymer, haymer@goaffirmations.org





Familywize & Walgreens Free Flu Shot Event

XTLyouthOn Tuesday, October 24th, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Walgreens pharmacists will be on site to provide free flu shots to underinsured and uninsured individuals. Vouchers will be provided at the event. Contact Heather Aymer at haymer@goaffirmations.org for questions.







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 the 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.

Counseling Resources

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A.
Chrysalis Facilitation and Counseling Services, LLC

Mental Health Practitioner
210 Little Lake Dr., Suite 7
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-945-9100

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? Yes
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity, Anxiety
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A.
Chrysalis Facilitation and Counseling Services, LLC

Mental Health Practitioner
601 Abbot Rd., Suite 103
East Lansing, MI 48823
734-945-9100

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? Yes
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity, Anxiety
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A. & Sara Wiener, L.M.S.W.
Michigan Medicine, Comprehensive Gender Services Program (CGSP)

Mental Health Practitioners
2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite A1
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-998-2150

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? No
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

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.

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 Spotlight

Sarah Carpenter

Partner Spotlight

Thank you Plante Moran for helping to provide our youth with back to school items! We are beyond grateful for your assistance.

Click to see more of our Sponsors and Partners