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Brooklyn

Methodist Hospital Hepatitis B & C Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month (5:30-7 PM)
Methodist Hospital:506 6th Avenue, Park Slope – in the executive dining room on the ground floor adjacent to the cafeteria.
Facilitated by Smruti Mohanty, MD, MS, FACP, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Open to all Hepatitis B & C Patients.
Contact & RSVP: srm9006@nyp.org (718) 780-3851

Russian Hepatitis B & C Education & Support Group in Coney Island
Last Tuesday of the Month (6:30-7:30 PM).
Kings Highway Library: 2115 Ocean Ave
Facilitator: Greg Romenski – greg@livercare.org (718) 395-9120

Brooklyn VA Hospital Hepatitis C Support Groups
Friday’s @ 12:00 – 1PM
VA New York Harbor HCS Brooklyn Campus: 800 Poly place Brooklyn NY 11209 ~ Room: POD D
Contact: Dr. Ayse Aytaman Ayse.Aytaman@VA.gov
Facilitator: Dr Shalini Sehgal (Liver Team Psychologist)
*Group is open to VA Hospital patients on therapy or being evaluated for therapy, after Liver Team evaluation

Lower Manhattan

Friends in Deed. Support groups for people living with life threatening conditions and their loved ones 

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC) Hepatitis C and Coinfection Support Groups
HCV Support Group ~ Every Wednesday at 4PM
HIV/HCV Coinfection Support Group ~ Meet on a 10 week cycle – call for more information
Lower East Side Harm Recuction Center: 25 Allen Street New York, NY 10002
Contact: Ajani Benjamin ajani@leshrc.org (212) 226-6333 x119
*The criteria for the group is that the member be living with HCV and complete an LESHRC intake. Healthy meal served.

Downtown Manhattan HCV Support Group
New people always welcome, bring your concerns and questions.
These meetings are free, refreshments provided, confidentiality respected
WHERE: Hudson Park Public Library — located at 66 Leroy Street, NY,NY
WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6pm – 7:45 pm (entry doors close at 7PM)
PLEASE CONTACT LILLIAN AT 607-746-7199 OR lilliandem@gmail.com to verify meeting location
WHO: Anyone impacted by or interested in Hepatitis C
Directions and Info re the library – http://www.nypl.org/locations/hudson-park
Any questions please contact Lillian de Mauro — lilliandem@gmail.com or 607-746-7199

AIDS Service Center of New York Hepatitis C – HIV Coinfection Support Group
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm
41 East 11th Street, 5th Floor New York , NY (Between University Place & Broadway)
Contact: Diane (212) 645-0875×334 Diane@ascnyc.org
* Open to people with HIV, HCV or co-infected. Medical Documentation Required.

Midtown Manhattan

Hepatitis B & C Personal Stories Workshop
Your story is powerful and can change the world. Join a group of patients and creative advocates to begin or further develop your personal story to generate awareness about Hepatitis B & C. This is not a traditional closed patient support group. The focus is on developing and sharing your personal story with the group, and potentially in public if you are willing. Monthly meetings in Midtown, Manhattan from 5:30 -7:30 PM. To join contact Nirah Johnson (njohnso2@health.nyc.gov).

NYULangone Midtown Hepatitis C Support Group
with Ronni Marks Founder of The Hepatitis C Mentor & Support Group, Inc.
Last Wednesday of the month @ 6:15 PM
NYU Medical Center ~ 560 1st Ave. (between 30th and 31st) ~ Smilow Conference Room #1301 on the 13th floor of the Medical Science Building
Facilitators: Ronni Marks ronnimarks24@gmail.com  (917) 612-2731
*Open to all patients, friends and families of people with hepatitis C. Refreshments provided.

Positive Health Project, Inc. Hepatitis C Groups
Fridays, 1-2pm
301 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 10001
Group Facilitator: Yvette Gonzales (Y.Gonzales@housingworks.org)  & Liam Gibson
Group Eligibility: HCV+, drug user or sex worker.
*Metrocard & lunch provided.

Upper Manhattan

The Center for the Study of Hepatitis C – Weill Cornell Medical College Hepatitis C Support Group
1st Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 PM
1305 York Ave (70th and York), 4th Floor Waiting Area, New York, NY 10021
Contact: Mary Olson, ANP maa9041@med.cornell.edu (646) 962-4372
*Open to the public, Refreshments provided.

Mount Sinai Division of Liver Diseases Hepatitis C Support Group
3rd Wednesday of the month 6-7:30
East building, located on 1425 Madison Ave and 98th street, Room number 1184
Facilitated by: Viktoriya Khaitova, Viktoriya.Khaitova@mountsinai.org, and David Motamed, David.Motamed@mountsinai.org.
*Open to the public, Refreshments provided.

Uptown Manhattan Mt. Sinai HCV Support Group
New people always welcome, bring your concerns and questions.
These meetings are free, refreshments provided, confidentiality respected
WHERE: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine — Icahn Medical Institute, 1425 Madison Avenue at 98th Street, (East Side of Madison) 11th floor, room 11-84 conference room.
WHEN: 6pm – 8pm (the third Tuesday of the month) PLEASE CONTACT LILLIAN AT 607-746-7199 OR lilliandem@gmail.com to verify meeting location
WHO: Anyone impacted by or interested in Hepatitis C
Directions: http://www.mountsinai.org/about-us/visiting-us/directions
These meetings will be attended by a professional medical person to respond to medical questions.
Any questions re meeting please contact support group facilitator Lillian de Mauro –lilliandem@gmail.com or 607-746-7199

Mount Sinai HIV/HCV Coinfection Program Support Group
Once Monthly – Mondays at Noon
17 E 102nd St. Manhattan – East Elevators – 3rd floor
Group Facilitator: Jeff Weiss, PhD (212) 824-7422 jeffrey.weiss@mountsinai.org
*Open to new patients.

HCV Mono-infected Support Group
Mondays at 1:00pm
El Faro Adult Day Care Center, 179 East 116th St New York, NY
Contact: Cinthia Castro ccastro@harlemunited.org 212.531.1300 ext 3421

COPE HIV/Hep C Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month (3-4:30pm)
307 E. 116th Street, N.Y. N.Y. 10029
Contact: Gloria Searson g.searson@yahoo.com (212) 289-3900 x:11
Hep C Testing can be arranged by appointment.

New York Harm Reduction Educators Hepatitis C Support Groups
Tuesdays, 12-1pm
1991-A Lexington Ave, Manhattan (Between 121st & 122nd)
Contact:  (718) 842-6050 or 212-828-8464 Jerome Sanchez, email: jsanchez@nyhre.org
*Metro cards are given to the first 10 people to sign-up for the group.

Co-infected Support Group
Every Friday (2-4pm)
Willis Green Jr. Health Center, 123-125 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 – 3rd Floor Art Room
Contact: Adisa Yamusah ayamusah@harlemunited.org
Eligibility: Co-infected clients with predominantly HIV/HCV clients looking for care and treatment.

Intro to Hep C Group
Last Wednesday of the month (2-3pm)
Willis Green Jr. Health Center, 123-125 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027 – 3rd Floor Art Room
Contact: Adisa Yamusah ayamusah@harlemunited.org or Cinthia Castro ccastro@harlemunited.org 212.531.1300 ext 3421
Eligibility: Anyone seeking information regarding Hep C regardless of diagnosis, and who may be interested in care and treatment.

Bronx

CitiWide Harm Reduction Hepatitis C Groups
226 East 144th Street Bronx, New York 10451

Hep C positive living group
Wednesdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: George Santana (718) 292-7718 gsantana@citiwidehr.org

Hep C Treatment Group
Fridays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Facilitator & Contact George Santana (718) 292-7718 gsantana@citiwidehr.org

Hep C Education and Support Group
Tuesdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: Irma Williams (718) 292-7718 ext.230 iwilliams@citiwidehr.org

Montefiore Hepatitis C Support Groups

Third Thursday of the Month from 6-7 PM
Montefiore Hospital ~ 3400 Bainbridge Ave – 2nd Floor Conference Room, Bronx 10467
Contact: Mara Tushaj mtushaj@montefiore.org  (718) 920-8353

Montefiore Center for Positive Living -Support Group 101 – Anyone from the Montefiore Center for Positive Living clinic can attend.
Second Thursday of the Month – 12pm-1pm
Montefiore Center for Positive Living – 3444 Kossuth Avenue, 3rd Floor – ID Clinic
Contact: Frances Rodriguez (718) 920-8436

Montefiore Center for Positive Living – Support Group II – For pre-treatment, treatment & treatment-experienced patients.
Third Thursday of the Month – 2-3:30 PM
Montefiore Center for Positive Living – 3444 Kossuth Avenue, 3rd Floor – ID Clinic
Contact: Frances Rodriguez (718) 920-8436

St. Ann‘s Corner of Harm Reduction Hepatitis C Support Group (Bilingual English Spanish)
Tuesday – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
886 Westchester Ave, Ground Floor, Bronx, NY 10459
Contact: Sandra Turner (sturner@sachr.org) (718) 585-5544 x310 or Ivette Melendez (imelendez@sachr.org)

Staten Island

Staten Island Hep C Support Group
Contact: Steve Loggins (718)226-3826 or Moshe Moses (212) 465-8304 x4822 email:m.moses@housingworks.org

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