Wellness

About This Service

Our wellness program offers an integrated approach to health and wellness which includes complementary therapies, opportunities to express emotions associated with living with HIV/AIDS through creative outlets, and cultural outings. Our wellness programs are especially helpful for clients who may experience social isolation and stigma.

Physical Activities

We provide complimentary therapies that include yoga, massage therapy, and exercise classes that can help strengthen immune systems, increase energy levels, and enhance overall quality of life. There are also free haircuts which can be a morale boost particularly for those who cannot afford haircuts on a routine basis. [Note: During COVID-19, these complimentary therapies have been suspended.]

Educational Activities

Through our Adult Continuing Education program, we offer free non-credited courses at local colleges such as the New School and Parsons School of Design for clients who want to continue their education as a form of empowerment and possible preparation for employment.

Art and Cultural Activities

Our wellness program provides clients with free or low-cost tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, opera, dance, and sporting events. We also offer art classes, writing and acting workshops, crochet and knitting classes to support clients in exploring their creativity and as a means of artistic expression to relieve stress in daily life.

Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our Wellness services are designed to serve the needs of people who have tested positive for HIV.

The first step is to meet with an intake specialist. Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Monday and Friday hours are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 212-367-1057 or emailing intake@gmhc.org.

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.

Contact

Donna Pine, director of client wellness services, at wellness@gmhc.org or Ph. 914-498-0462