Online Support Group for Those Who Are Chronically Ill

Chronic illnessToday, chronic illness affects nearly half of the adult population, according the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The chronically ill get tired of not feeling well, while trying to explain to others why they can’t do it all.

The JFS safe online support group is a refuge of understanding. Connect with others to reduce your isolation, and bond with people who really understand what you are going through. Learn strategies and tips for coping and make new friends at the same time. We understand how hard it is for you to leave the house, so take advantage of the JFS Online Support Group Project so we can come to you. All you need is a computer with Internet access! Nervous about an online support group?  Google has been partnering with Vidyo since 2008, and if Google trusts Vidyo, we do too!

Wednesdays, 4 – 5 pm

Facilitated by:  Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW

Fee: $120 per series (Sliding scale fees available as needed.)

How do I sign up? Click here to register for this group.

To get more information about this group, please call 203-622-1881 or simply complete the online form below:








A JFS social worker will contact you soon to answer any questions you might have and to determine if this group will be a good fit for your needs.

Here’s what some participants have to say about JFS Support Groups:

“The JFS Bereavement Group helped me get through an extremely difficult time. The sessions were supportive, and I left them with a sense of healing and peace.” –Ms. S., age 45

“I found the JFS Separation & Divorce Group to be of great value. The common bond of facing a new life after major disappointment brought everyone in the group together.” –Ms. M., age 56

“The group facilitator, along with the support from the participants, provided me with the tools to deal with what I was going through. Not only have I changed for the better, but I have developed new friendships that will last for years to come.” –Mr. K, age 48

“I want to thank you for leading us through the desert to the mountain. Life is a journey…happiness and contentment are on that road.” –Mrs. B., age 66