ADULT SUPPORT GROUPS

Support Groups & Services

For more information or to register, please contact Hillary Cook

at (516) 822-3535, x328  |  hcook@miyjcc.org.

 

All groups are facilitated by licensed social workers who are caring and experienced professionals. We offer participants a confidential and safe environment to express their innermost feelings during periods of loss and transition.  

 

Caregiver's Support Groups

• Are you caring for a loved one with health issues?  

 Led by a licensed social worker, this group is for primary caregivers and others providing care to individuals with chronic health conditions. Participants are encouraged to share feelings and challenges, as they begin to realize they are not alone. Support, strategies, and unity are promoted and provide respite for caregivers. 

Fridays  •  10:15 am-11:45 pm  •  FREE

For dates and more information , please call Hillary, x328.

Parkinson’s Caregiver's Support Groups

We are planning to create a new group for caregivers providing care to individuals with Parkinson’s disease, offering support, coping strategies, and a respite. Participants will be able to share feelings and challenges, and realize they are not alone. This group will take place in conjunction with Parkinson’s Wellness programs. If you are interested in participating, please contact: Hillary Cook, x328, or email hcook@miyjcc.org.

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Bereavement: Loss of Spouse 

Professionally led group designed specifically for those who have recently lost their spouse. Group examines common grief issues such as coping skills, loneliness, anger, "normal" grief, and lifestyle changes. 

Runs in 10- week sessions throughout the year.

New groups are being formed. Call for dates and times. 

Class Fee: $150 • Member Discounted Fee: $120

Registration required, please call Hillary, x328

 

Beyond Bereavement: Transitions

Professionally led group for widows/widowers who have already been through an initial loss of spouse bereavement group, but are still looking for a supportive environment.

Ongoing  •  Call for dates and times

Fee: $5 per Session

Registration is required. Please call Hillary, x328.

COPE: Connecting Our Paths Eternally

Loss of a Child

A grief and healing organization offering support services dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.

For information, please contact Lynda at (516) 832-2673 or Marilyn at (516) 578-0173.

 

Bereavement: Loss of a Parent

Professionally led group designed specifically for adult children who have recently lost a parent. Participants share their stories in a safe and supportive environment, process feelings about death and grief, and build coping skills needed to move forward in life.

Runs in 10-week sessions throughout the year  • Class Fee: $150 

Member Discounted Fee: $120  

New groups are being formed. Call for dates and times.

Registration required, please call Hillary, x328.

 

Separation & Divorce

Professionally led group designed to connect those who are going through the struggles of coping with separation and divorce. Participants gain an understanding of relationships past and present; work through feelings of grief, loss, rejection, guilt, and regain a sense of their own identity.

Runs in 10-week sessions throughout the year.

Call for information  •  Class Fee: $150     Member Discounted Fee: $120 

Registration required, please call Hillary, x328.

 

Substance Abuse Support

A closed, therapeutic group for individuals who are in the later stages of their recovery from substance and alcohol abuse. A Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) will facilitate the group and provide ongoing support leading a life of sobriety.

Class Fee: $150          Member Discounted Fee: $120  

Groups forming on an as-needed basis. For more information, please call Hillary, x328.

 

Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples experience some type of infertility or pregnancy loss?

You are not alone! This program is forming now.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact:

Shanee Kirschenbaum, LCSW, x384 or email skirschenbaum@miyjcc.org.

Made possible through funding from UJA-Federation NY.

 

Adoption Support Group

The Mid-Island Y JCC is proud to host meetings of Mommy’s Angels adoption support group. Meets once monthly on a Saturday.

For more information, please contact Laura Ann: (631) 875-5049 or visit www.mommysangels.net.

 

Look Up For Adam- Beading Hearts 

An organization providing socialization and support to raise awareness and help families cope with the life-altering effects of addiction. 

2nd Wednesday of the month  •  Ongoing  •  6:30-9:00 pm  •  Free to Community

Also see "Wellness Center" section...CLICK HERE.

 

Common Ground Alliance

Thursdays  •  6:30-8:00 pm

A social membership club for traumatic brain injury/stroke survivors and their families. Activities include game nights, painting and acting classes, music and dicussion groups. 

For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Benson, Director: (631) 699-5536.

Also see "Wellness Center" section...CLICK HERE.

 

One-On-One Counseling

The MIYJCC offers short-term, one-on-one counseling with a licensed social worker.

For more information, please call Hillary, x328.

First Session: No charge  •  Additional Sessions: $25/hr  

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                       POB Cares & Project PACE Support Services

Case Management/Counseling

Social workers provide counseling, entitlement reviews, home safety assessments, advocacy, crisis intervention, referrals and more in the comfort of your own home.

 

Healthcare Management & Patient Advocacy

Our Northwell Health community health nurses provide blood pressure monitoring, patient advocacy with physicians, education about medical diagnosis and medication, crisis intervention and more, in the comfort of your own home.

To learn more about POB Cares and Project PACE (NNORCs) please, CLICK HERE.