Support Groups

Coffee for Caregivers Drop-in Group

Are you caregiving for a loved one? Are you seeking a safe space to talk about the stresses and challenges of caring for someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer and other debilitating chronic illnesses? Please join us for a monthly drop-in group beginning on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 am. The group will be informally facilitated by Sinai Cares Staff Social Worker Deborah Gordis and will provide an unstructured opportunity for peer support, sharing and connection. All are welcome. Please reach out to Deb with any questions at dgordis@templesinaidc.org.

Berevement Support Group

Sinai Cares Staff Clinical Social Worker Deborah Gordis will facilitate an 8-week adult bereavement support group for individuals who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, adult child or spouse/partner. Bereavement groups allow those who have lost a loved one to share and process their grief with others who have experienced a similar loss.

The group will meet in person once a week, at 7:00 pm, beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2024. The goal of the group is to provide a space for connection and healing within a safe and supportive environment. Group size is limited to 8-10 participants. 

If you have questions about whether this group is right for you, or if you would like to participate, please reach out by email to Deb at dgordis@templesinaidc.org.

YAWS: PARENTS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO STRUGGLE

We are a group of parents of young adults and teens who are struggling with life. Examples of such difficulties might be: isolation, social difficulties, school avoidance, school failure or other learning differences, vocational struggles, inhibitions around launching and independence or strained relations with friends and family. Many struggle with mental illness, learning disabilities, Asperger’s, substance abuse or autism. Some are undiagnosed, just not living up to society’s expectations.

We meet once a month and support and encourage one another as we look at strategies for helping our young adults. We understand the journey, which has many twists and turns, often not what we expected when thinking about raising a child. We laugh, cry, share resources, and support one another. Occasionally, we have speakers join us and supplement our knowledge of resources available, including housing options, legal remedies, new medications or treatments, etc.

The group meets monthly and is open to anyone who is interested. All information shared is completely confidential. Should you have any questions, please call the Temple Sinai office at (202) 363-6394. Upcoming meetings can be found on the temple calendar.

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