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Support Groups enable individuals to learn new coping skills
and share their feelings with others who understand. JFCS strives to be responsive to our community’s needs, and we offer new groups
as the need arises. To learn more, please read a description of
our support groups below, complete a Request Service E-Form,
and a member of our staff will reach out to you.

STRESS LESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

This new skills-building workshop series will help teens start the school year strong! Participants will build coping skills, create social connections, and boost their self-esteem through experiential and hands-on learning. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jenna Welch at (856) 424-1333 ext. 1176 or jwelch@jfedsnj.org.

Grant funding provided by the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

CAFE CONNECTION - A MEMORY CAFE

A social gathering for individuals affected with memory challenges and their care partners. Attendees enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. Advance registration required. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Café Connection is a collaboration of JFCS, JSHHS, and the Katz JCC, with grant funding by the
Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

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CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Caring for a loved one is both challenging and rewarding – but too many caregivers forego caring for their own needs. Our Caregivers Support Group provides a compassionate space for participants to share their experiences, find support, and learn about community resources. Summer 2024 session begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 17 on Zoom. Advance registration required. To learn more, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Sponsored by Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care with grant funding by the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Intended for individuals 60 and over who are mourning the death of a spouse or life partner in the past year. This group provides a safe and supportive space for members to share a myriad of emotions and discuss ways of integrating the loss as they rebuild their lives. Winter 2024 session begins on Tuesday, February 20 at the JFCS main office. Advance registration required. For more information, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Sponsored by LifeForce Caregivers for the Elderly, with grant funding by the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

LGBTQ+ AGING WITH PRIDE

Looking for a welcoming and supportive community for LGBTQ+ seniors? Look no further! Aging with Pride offers a safe space for older adults to connect, share experiences, and build lasting friendships. We understand the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ seniors and we’re here to provide a space where you can be yourself and find support. Our group offers a diverse range of activities and resources to help you feel engaged and connected. Join us and discover the power of community! Meets on the second Friday of each month at the Katz JCC. Advance registration required. For more information, please contact
Reva Farenback-Brateman at rfbrateman@jfedsnj.org.

Sponsored by Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law with grant funding by
the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP

Our low vision educational and support group is designed for individuals who are coping with visual impairment, including macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Participants will get support, gain valuable resources, and hear from expert presenters in this group. Winter 2024 session begins on February 15. Advance registration required. To learn more, please contact Ashly Weingardt at aweingardt@jfedsnj.org

Grant funding provided by the Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

PARENTAL BEREAVEMENT GROUP

JFCS knows that grief doesn’t end with Shiva. Participants are able to share emotions and help each other on the path to healing, in a warm, kind atmosphere. Advance registration required. To learn more, contact Meri Seligman at mseligman@jfedsnj.org.

Sponsored by the Sharing and Healing while Mourning our Children Foundation in loving memory
of Matthew Bandler Minches, Jamie Brooke Lieberman, and Joel Lawrence Weiner.

Watch: Parental Bereavement Group

PROJECT RAINBOW FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH

Project Rainbow is a safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.
During the school year, we offer separate monthly groups for tweens in grades 6 – 8 and teens in
grades 9 – 12. For more information, please contact Emily Witmier, LAC at (856) 424-1333 ext. 1415 or ewitmier@jfedsnj.org

Grant funding provided by the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the
Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

SARAH SUPPORTS

People who have lived through domestic abuse often don’t know where to turn. JFCS is here to help. Our SARAH Supports domestic violence group offers a safe and confidential space for women of all faiths and backgrounds to build coping skills, make connections, and share their feelings with others who understand. Winter 2024 session begins on Tuesday evening, February 27 on Zoom. To learn more and register, contact Hilary Platt at hplatt@jfedsnj.org