Support Groups

Are you struggling with feelings of sadness after the death of a loved one? Has your recent divorce left you confused, angry and sad? Are you dealing with strained family relationships that are making you stressed or tense?

JFS Support Groups can help! It makes a difference to speak with others who share similar challenges and can work together with you to find solutions. Each of our support groups is led by a licensed social worker with significant experience in facilitating support groups. We offer groups for adults, families, teens and children. Don’t deal with life’s difficulties on your own; we are here for you.

Bereavement

Many people struggle with feelings of sadness and loss following the death of a loved one.

If you have recently lost a family member, spouse or companion, the JFS Bereavement group can help. At JFS, we recognize that each individual experiences grief differently. We discuss how to cope with your feelings and help you to begin the process of healing. You will gain sustenance from Jewish tradition; comfort from the community; support from psychological insight; coping strategies from shared experience; and friendship from others who are dealing with their own losses.

Thursday: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Facilitator: LCSW, Jessica Siegel
Location: JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich

Please call 203-622-1881 for more information or to sign up.  We are here for you.

Divorce/ Separating

Are you in the midst of a difficult separation or divorce?

In this group for individuals going through separation and divorce, we discuss issues such as mourning the loss of your relationship, rebuilding your self-esteem, navigating complex family situations and dating again. Using discussion, literature, and by sharing experiences, you will begin the process of emotional healing. Gain support, strength and friendship from this ongoing group of people who can relate to what you are going through. Women and men are welcome.

Tuesday: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Facilitator: LCSW, Jessica Siegel

Please call 203-622-1881 for more information or to sign up.  We are here for you.

Fractured Families and Healing Hearts

This group is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk about strained family relationships – whether it is with a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, a son or a daughter. These relationships, when stressed or tense, are so painful to endure because family means so much to us. If you cut the ties, or someone in your family has cut you off – this group will help you explore your issues of grief, anger, regret and forgiveness in a safe environment with other people who understand.

Tuesdays: 1 – 2 pm
Facilitator: Rabbi Vicki Axe, Congregation Shir Ami
Location: JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich

Please call 203-622-1881 for more information or to sign up.  We are here for you.

LGBTQ

This group is for parents who are dealing with any stage of their family member’s coming out process. Together, in a safe and confidential environment, we will explore the tumultuous process of accepting, understanding, and celebrating your children and their LGBTQ identities. 

1st Wednesday of each month from 12 – 1pm 
Facilitator: LCSW, Mary Karlan
Location: JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich

Please call 203-622-1881 for more information or to sign up.  We are here for you.

Picking up the Pieces/After the Divorce

This group will focus on beginning again!

Often a divorced person has spent months or even years in ambivalence about ending a marriage. Now that the and practical details of separating are complete, there is the emotional work to do. Now it is time to develop a new identity, and a new beginning. This group will provide a confidential space for one to reflect on the life they are living and the life they would like to live. It will be an opportunity to grow, develop and learn from others! Women and men are welcome.

Wednesday evenings: 6-7pm
Facilitator: LCSW, Angela Hay
Location: JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich

Please call 203-622-1881 for more information or to sign up.  We are here for you.