Affirmations Support and Discussion Groups

Support and Discussion Groups

Support and Discussion Groups

 

Affirmations’ Support & Discussion Groups are FREE for anyone who’d like to access them virtually or at the Center. The groups are intended to provide guests connection, support, and Community around a particular issue or identity. All groups are considered a safe space so we ask that they are NOT observed by students for studies or similar purposes.

Interested in starting your own group that you don’t see here? Feel free to send us an email at info@goaffirmations.org to get started.

Virtual Group Meetings

Brown Baggers AA

  • Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 AM, and Sundays at 1:30 PM.
  • For link and password, please contact John J at (248) 629-6952 or email info@goaffirmations.org.

CMA

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 5:30 PM.
  • For link and password, please email cma@goaffirmations.org.

Healing from Religious or Spiritual Damage

  • Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.
  • For link and password, please email bbell@GoAffirmations.Org or call (248) 398-7105.

LEWK! Social Group

LGBTQ+ Parent and Caregiver Support

  • Every Second Saturday at 1 PM.
  • ONLY for parents of LGBTQ+ individuals
  • For link and password, please contact info@goaffirmations.org or call (248) 398-7105

LGBTQ+ People Of Color

  • 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 PM. ( The group’s last meeting will be December 13th and will resume Monday, January 10th)
  • Please email lgbtpoc@goaffirmations.org call (248)398-7105 for link information.

Men’s Discussion

  • Saturdays at 5 PM.
  • For link and password, please email info@goaffirmations.org or call (248) 398-7105.

NA Regardless of…

  • Thursdays at 11:30 AM. For link and password, please call (248) 398-7105 or email info@goaffirmations.org.

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous

  • Mondays at 7:00 PM.
  • Join Zoom Meeting with the link https://zoom.us/j/168085354
    or call (312)626-6799 and then press 168085354# (if prompted, press # again) to phone in.

SMART Recovery

  • Saturdays at 10 AM.
  • For link and password information, please contact toddsmitmarch@gmail.com.

Transgender Life Support

Transgender and Non-Binary Discussion

  • Tuesdays at 5 PM.
  • Join via Zoom with the by clicking here.
  • Join via mobile with (646)-876-9923 then press 101968941# then # again.

Writing Group

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:45 PM.
  • Please email affirmationswriting@gmail.com for Google Meet/Discord information. If you do not hear back within a couple of days, please check your spam folder.

In-Person Group Meetings

AA Brownbaggers

  • Starting July 26th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:30 am to 1 p.m., and Starting July 31st, Saturday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Bisexual+ Community Support

  • Meets Mondays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • A discussion and support group for members of the bisexual+ community aged 18+, including those who self-identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, polysexual or any person who experiences attraction to more than one gender. All gender identities are welcome!
  • The Bisexual+ Community Support group will address current events and issues affecting the Bisexual+ community by creating a space where participants can engage in enjoyable and meaningful discussions, group activities and projects, and social events

CMA – Crystal Clean

  • Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • A confidential recovery group for those recovering from the use of Crystal Meth.

Coming Out

  • Starting July 31st, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • A confidential support group covering all aspects of coming out and the effects it may have in life.

Coming Out Together

  • Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Confidential support group covering all aspects of coming out and the effects it may have in life.

Disability & Discussion

  • Facebook Group: Disability and Discussion
  • Discord Server: Available Upon Request
  • A space for disabled LGBTQ+ folks to be ourselves unapologetically, without worrying about our personal challenges not being taken seriously. Share out about your week, help to support others in the community, and discuss key disability-related social issues all within an inclusive, intersectional environment.
  • Meetings on Mondays in Room 201 from 7-9pm. Zoom link available on Facebook and Discord.
  • Alternate Zoom meetings on Sundays from 2-4 pm will be announced as needed on Facebook and Discord.

Game Night 

  • Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. inside the Café

Harm Reduction Group 

  • We’ve partnered with Oakland County Health to bring folks a safe space to talk and seek support for substance use or misuse.
  • The group is offered every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6 PM.
  • Attendees do not have to be sober to attend, though sobriety can be one of your substance use goals.
  • The group is for anyone 18+, who has an interest in understanding harm reduction, practices harm reduction themselves, or simply wants support and guidance along the way.
  • Healthy snacks and water are provided.

Men’s Discussion Group

  • Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Discussion group for gay, bisexual, and transgender men ages 18 and up. Topics vary from lighthearted subjects to in-depth discussions. Holds holiday parties and outings in addition to regular meetings.

MI Band of Brothers

  • 1st Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Motor City Bears

  • 2nd Saturdays, Meet and Greet at 3 p.m. and General Meeting at 4 p.m.
  • A social, fundraising group made up of Bears and admirers. Membership is open to all that consider themselves men* and are attracted to men. * includes biological males as well as male presenting individuals.
  • For more information and for the meeting link, please click here.

NA Diversity

  • Starting September Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Meeting of Narcotics Anonymous.

LGBTQ+ People of Color

  • Meets the first and third Mondays, 7:30 p.m. ( The group’s last meeting will be December 13th and will resume Monday, January 10th)
  • Talk about racism, homophobia, and transphobia with other QTPOC! Socialize, vent, and have fun!

Queer Conversations – Hybrid

  • Meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Join in a fun, interactive conversation with peers about current events, community topics, and much more – all decided by the luck of the draw and submissions of participants. Come with conversation topics ready, because yours might just be the topic of the day! All ages are welcome.

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous

  • Mondays at 7:00 PM.
  • This meeting will become hybrid (in-person and virtual) starting Monday, November 15th

Senior Koffee Klatch

  • Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. at Affirmations Community Center
  • Fridays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais Ave, RO, MI 48073)
  • A discussion and networking group for people 45 and older. Various discussion topics, social outings, and potlucks are held throughout the year.

SMART Recovery

  • Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • For link and password information, please contact toddsmitmarch@gmail.com

Transgender and Non-Binary Discussion

  • Saturdays, at 2 p.m. (hybrid meeting)
  • An open support group for transgender individuals just coming out and their allies.

AA Serenity

  • Mondays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Transgender Life Support

  • Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • An open support group for transgender individuals just coming out and their allies.

Women’s Discussion Group

  • First Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Board Room AND Last Saturday of every month, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Room 204
  • A safe space and place for WOMEN: lesbian, bi, trans, etc. Socialize, vent and chat, and build community. Topics vary from lighthearted subjects to in-depth discussions: coming out stories/struggles, as well as social norms, friendships/families, the validity of bisexual women, assumptions of sexuality and being a bi/lesbian woman in the workplace – and much more.

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