MAX offers individual support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region.
Need to talk to someone?
Mental Health Navigation
MAX can help create a navigation plan, connecting you to the proper resources through our 3 step approach:
Meeting to discuss your needs and explore options that will work best for you.
We'll help you make a referral that suits your goals and works for you financially.
On the two week and three-month mark, we will follow up to ensure that you are satisfied with the outcomes.
If you've thought about counselling, but you're not sure where to start, Joël our Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator, can talk to you about our mental health navigation service.
This free coaching program offers one-on-one meetings with trained volunteers. You will have a chance to work with your coach to explore values, barriers, strengths, and motivations. Our coaches will help you look at what is going on in your life right now, recognize areas for growth, and explore possibilities for the future. Over 4-6 weekly meetings, you can expect to identify actions that will move you in the direction of making changes to meet your goals.
Contact us today!
Want to get harm reduction supplies?
Every Thursday, at Gayzone, 420 cooper street, 5 to 8 pm.
Our peer volunteers are there to dispense harm reduction materials, answer some of your questions on substance use and sex, and provide referrals to other appropriate services. For more information on our harm reduction service, please connect with us :
Want to get tested?
Gay ZONE provides a wide range of programs and services for gay, bi, trans men and other men who have sex with men in the Ottawa area. Gay ZONE is open Thursday evenings from 5-8pm at the Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street (near Bank).
For more information and questions, visit GayZone's website!
Did you know that MAX hangs out in the suburbs? We offer rapid HIV testing, mental health navigation, peer support, and general sexual health information through partnerships with The Somerset West Community Health Centre and The AIDS Committee of Ottawa. Stop by if we're in your neighbourhood, or make an appointment for testing online: https://hivtest.setmore.com/
This is where we are from 4:30-6:30pm: :
2nd Wednesday: Orléans-Cumberland CRC
3rd Wednesday: South Nepean Community Health Centre
4th Wednesday: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Message us for more info!
Learn more about Testing: http://thesexyouwant.ca/testing/