WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR PEER SUPPORT GROUP
Washington Health Institute hosts a peer support group that meets twice a month, facilitated by a professional peer support specialist. These meetings are co-ed, meaning they are open to people of all races, genders and sexualities impacted by infectious disease.
While this peer support group is first and foremost a place for individuals to express themselves freely and motivate one another to keep up with their treatment, the peer support group we offer also includes an educational component. It’s important to us at Washington Health Institute that our patients don’t just feel capable of living long, healthy lives through treatment and support, but rather that they feel empowered to do so through their own knowledge and understanding of their disease and treatment in addition to the care and support of our team and peers. As such, participants in our peer support group can expect to benefit from guest speakers and regular educational components to group sessions.
If you would like to get involved with our peer support group program, you will first need to get in touch with a social worker. You can do this by simply giving us a call at 202-525-5175 and requesting to speak with a social worker, or by requesting to speak with a social worker at your next visit to WHI.