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Our valet parking service has been paused for the summer months. We will continue to evaluate the parking lot and our members needs, and if the service is needed over the summer, we will bring it back. If the need does not arise, valet parking will return in September.
Our valet parking service has been paused for the summer months. We will continue to evaluate the parking lot and our members needs, and if the service is needed over the summer, we will bring it back. If the need does not arise, valet parking will return in September.

Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUPS

Let us help you through life’s challenges in these virtual or in-person support groups. Groups held for those caring for an older adult, for those who are bereaved, for those caring for someone with young onset dementia, and for those who are separated or divorced, in our confidential, age and life-stage appropriate professionally led support groups facilitated by caring, experienced and licensed social workers.

HERO PROJECT
The HERO Project was founded by two highschool students, after losing the Heroes in their lives. It was created as a safe space for middle and high school students who have lost a parent, sibling, grandparent, or friend, to feel empowered while connecting with other grieving peers. Unlike a typical support group, HERO Project offers activities to help teens cope:
HONOR their heroes
EMPATHIZE with others
REMEMBER special times shared
Live ONWARD for their heroes
To learn more, click here.

IN-HOUSE SUPPORT GROUPS
A brief telephone intake is required. Please call 516.484.1545 ext. 171 and leave a brief message with your name and phone number.
Each group meets for 10 sessions
$125 JCC members / $175 nonmembers

Spousal Bereavement
Support for those who have lost a spouse/partner

Adult Children Bereavement 
Support for those in their 20s,30s, and 40s who have lost a parent

Divorce and Separation
Support for those newly divorced or separated

Spousal Caregiver 
Support for those with a spouse diagnosed with Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or another neurodegenerative illness. Young-onset caregiver support groups and older onset caregiver support groups available.

Adult Children Caregiver
Support for those in their 20s and 30s with a parent diagnosed with Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or another neurodegenerative illness.

Moving Through Bereavement 
For those who have completed a minimum of one bereavement group semester.

For Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center Support Groups, please contact Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW, Director of Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, 516.484.1545 ext 213, rhight@sjjcc.org, or visit sjjcc.org/cancerwellness.

PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP

Spousal Bereavement Support Group in partnership with Temple Beth-El of Great Neck
Support for those who have lost a spouse/partner.
Please call to confirm group schedules.
At Temple Beth-El
5 Old Mill Road, Great Neck
10 sessions
Mondays, 6pm
$125 for SJJCC or Temple Beth-El members / $175 nonmembers

 


COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

Community support programs held at the JCC are either led by an outside facilitator or by peer members of the group, and are free to the community. While the JCC fully supports these avenues of self-help and discovery, the opinions expressed within these forums are not regulated by the JCC.

SECOND GENERATION GROUP
Participants share the unique experience of growing up as children of Holocaust survivors. For more information, contact Meryl Menashe, at 516.395.9341, merylmenashe@gmail.com, or Andrea Bolender, 516.353.2486, andrea.bolender@gmail.com.
Meets the last Monday of the month, 7pm

PFLAG
PFLAG is dedicated to keeping families together when a loved one comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Open group meetings or confidential helpline. For more information, visit pflagli.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA)
A 12-step program that offers physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery for those who
suffer from compulsive eating.
Saturdays, 9am (virtual meeting)
To join, click here (password: 535356)

NORTH EAST RECOVERY ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLAND (NERALI): CONCERNED PERSONS GROUP
This monthly group empowers and supports family members and friends of loved ones
wrestling with substance abuse. For more information, contact Jane Fox, 516.589.9171, jane.fox@nerali.org.
Meets the first Monday of each month, 7pm

GA’AVAH PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Friedberg JCC hosts a monthly in-person support group for LGBTQ+ families. For more information and to register, click here.

Nelson Rothstein, LMSW

Social Services Supervisor

(516) 484-1545 x171

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