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Family Support Groups
Our Family Support Services are free of charge and offered to adults who love or care for some who suffers from mental (illness) health challenges.
We strive to provide a safe, supportive environment for families and loved one’s so that they too, can receive understanding, encouragement, education and resources. Through our Peer lead programs, participants are empowered to better advocate for themselves and their loved ones while fostering and maintaining healthy and supportive relationships.
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Because loving or caring for someone with mental health challenges can take a toxic toll, families and loved ones need their own, targeted, support. Our peer lead, Family Support Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Each sessions run from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. This community gathering offers a safe, non-judgmental environment for those who are willing to listen to one another and share their own personal, lived experiences.
Available by appointment, the former Family Support Group Facilitator Bonnie S. She has many years’ experience with navigating systems of care for children, adolescents and adults. Bonnie has a wealth of knowledge about care coordination, advocacy, entitlements and so much more.
Call to make an appointment : 845-490-2791.
I was so happy to find Family Support Services. The Staff and their groups helped me so much because I connected with people who were going through the same exact thing I was going through. These groups helped me to see that I am not alone and there is so much support out there. Not only have I gotten valuable advice, learned a lot but I have also made wonderful friends.”
We’ve been participating in Family Support for years. It’s helped us meet other people living with similar experiences and has given us a safe place to share, learn and grow”
-A. & J.
What a great program! Who knew that I’m allowed to “Take care of myself and stand back a little bit.” It’s okay to “listen…and say…nothing.” Amazing how using the tools can help soften a situation. I’m a work in progress…but it’s progress, practice, and not perfect and there is so much more to learn and try to retain.”
Discovering Family Support Services has been my lifeline. Going to support group meetings along with learning the Tools2Thrive, I’ve learned better coping and communication skills. It’s great to know I’m not alone and things can and do getter better.”