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Support groups enable participants to make connections and share their feelings. Some of the groups are listed below with a brief description. We are responsive to the needs of our community and offer new groups accordingly. To learn more about upcoming and ongoing support groups, please complete a Request Service E-Form and a member of our counseling department will reach out to you.

Watch: Loss of a Child Group

ADDICTION: FAMILIES IN IT TOGETHER

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease” because one family member’s addiction affects the entire family. This supportive group helps family members and loved ones of individuals struggling with substance abuse. Sponsored by Gregg. B. Wolfe in loving memory of son Justin Wolfe.

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. Grant funding provided by Camden County Board of FreeholdersThis program is brought to the community through a collaboration of JFCS, JSHHS, and the Katz JCC.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Caregivers often overlook giving care to themselves. This group focuses on helping caregivers share their experiences and struggles with other caregivers, and share support and resources. Sponsored by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART

This new group for women will address the aftermath of long-term relationships. Learn to move forward during separation or divorce. Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.

PARENTAL BEREAVEMENT

We know that grief doesn’t end with Shiva. In our Parental Bereavement Group, participants are able to share emotions and help each other on the path to healing, in a warm, kind atmosphere. 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.

LGBT AGING WITH PRIDE

This monthly group meets on the second Friday of each month, and offers a welcoming atmosphere for older adults to share resources, build relationships, and discuss unique LGBT issues, such as social isolation and discrimination. Sponsored by the Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law Firm (TREEL)

LOSS OF VISION

Seeing It Through Together, a low vision educational and support group, is for anyone coping with visual impairment, including macular degeneration or other eye diseases. Participants will get support, gain valuable resources, and hear from expert presenters in this group. Sponsored by Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys.

PROJECT RAINBOW

Presented in collaboration with the Katz JCC, this monthly group provides support and social opportunities for teens in grades 9 through 12 who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. Social events are planned in conjunction with opportunities for group support and discussion. Due to popular demand, we are now forming a new Project Rainbow group for tweens in grades 6 – 8. To learn more, contact Lisa Rosenberg at 856-424-1333 or lrosenberg@jfedsnj.org

SARAH SUPPORTS

Victims of domestic violence often don’t know where to turn, but JFCS is here to help. SARAH Supports provides a safe and confidential space for participants of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds to make connections and share their feelings with others who have gone through similar experiences.

SIBSHOPS

A therapeutic group for brothers and sisters, ages 6-12, who have siblings with disabilities. In this safe space, staff listen, support, and educate the participants through age-appropriate discussions, crafts, and games.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS

Individuals who are recently bereaved (within the past 1 to 2 years) meet with other widows and widowers, sharing and learning from one another as they begin the journey toward healing. Sponsored by LifeForce Caregivers for the Elderly.