Support Group

Support Groups

 

Our current support groups are listed below. We add new ones from time to time so check back! And check out The Hub's regional list of peer support groups here. There are groups for individuals who are struggling and groups for their family & friends who are also affected.

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Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

Tuesdays at 7pm - Starting Oct. 4, 2022

A free, non-judgmental, non-clinical, peer-led, and confidential drop-in space where people can share difficult thoughts and feelings around suicidal ideation or experiences or self harm without being assumed to have an illness or experiencing involuntary intervention.

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High School Stressor Support Group

Tuesdays 4-5PM (Virtual) - Starting Sept. 6, 2022

This High School support group serves as a safe place where teens can talk with each other and learn how to identify stressors and learn coping skills, deal with family/peer pressure, explore anxiety around school violence, and develop strategies to maintain grades. All CT High School students are welcome! This group is facilitated by our wonderful counselor, Karlene Barnett.

Click here to download the support group flyer. 

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SMART Teens (ages 14-18 from Norwalk)

Mondays, 4pm-5:30pm in SoNo

Looking to break free of negative self-talk or harmful habits, or to cope with anxiety or addiction? The SMART Teens support group can help. Based on SMART Recovery, this group a free facilitated weekly support group where you will learn practical psychology-based tools and gain social supports to help you create successful, long-term, changes in your life. SMART Teens teaches you how to: build and maintain the motivation to change; cope with urges; manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and ultimately live a balanced life. This group is exclusively for Norwalk teens and meets at Youth Business Initiative (YBI), 11 Day Street (2nd floor), Norwalk. Participants can also join a monthly social-recreational activity. 

Click here to download the support group flyer. 

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Boys' Support Group (Norwalk teens only)

Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm in SoNo starting 9/28/22 running for 10 weeks; will be offered again in spring 2023

Through City of Norwalk ARPA funding, we are pleased to be offering this 10-week, clinician-led support group for high school aged boys from Norwalk. Each week boys will discuss challenges they face and issues of interest to them with facilitation by our therapist, Malaika Boyer-Seme, and support from Dajuan Wiggins from the Youth Business Initiative (YBI). Group meets at YBI, 11 Day Street (2nd floor), South Norwalk. Participants can also join a monthly social-recreational activity.

Click here to download the support group flyer. 

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Girls' Support Group (Norwalk teens only)

Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm in SoNo running for 10 weeks through 9/7/22 and starting again in December

Through City of Norwalk ARPA funding, we are pleased to be offering this 10-week, clinician-led support group for high school aged girls from Norwalk. Each week girls will discuss challenges they face and issues of interest to them with facilitation by our therapist, Malaika Boyer-Seme, and support from Maya Donald from the Youth Business Initiative (YBI). Group meets at YBI, 11 Day Street (2nd floor), South Norwalk. Participants can also join a monthly social-recreational activity.

Click here to download the support group flyer. 

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Making a SMART Move (Young Adult Group)

Every Wednesday, 5pm-6pm online

Looking to break free of negative self-talk or harmful habits, or to cope with anxiety or addiction? Making a SMART Move can help. Making a SMART Move is a free facilitated weekly support group where you will learn practical psychology-based tools and gain social supports to help you create successful, long-term, changes in your life. Making a SMART Move teaches you how to: build and maintain the motivation to change; cope with urges; manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and ultimately live a balanced life. This group is facilitated by our wonderful counselor, Karlene Barnett. Zoom: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/95712470696  

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SMART Recovery (Adult Group)

Mondays from 4pm-5pm online

Looking to break free of negative self-talk or harmful habits, or to cope with anxiety or addiction? SMART Recovery can help. SMART Recovery is a free facilitated weekly support group where you will learn practical psychology-based tools and gain social supports to help you create successful, long-term, changes in your life. SMART Recovery teaches you how to: build and maintain the motivation to change; cope with urges; manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and ultimately live a balanced life. This group is facilitated by our talented counselor, Karlene Barnett. Zoom: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/95712470696 

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SMART Friends & Family Group

Every Monday from 5pm-6pm online

SMART Recovery Family & Friends is a free weekly support group to provide people with the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting that  person's addictive or harmful behaviors. SMART F&F is based on the CRAFT model, which is effective at helping someone acknowledge they need treatment. This weekly group will help you develop the coping skills you need and allow you to regain your peace of mind. Facilitated by our wonderful counselor, Karen Krupnik. Zoom: https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/99346638064 

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Alzheimer's Support Group

Every Other Thursday at 10 am via zoom

Our Alzheimer caregivers’ support group is a lifeline for families.  It is a place to turn to for advice and encouragement to help feel connected and give caregivers a sense of belonging and purpose.  The group helps put our own experiences living with dementia in perspective and provides support and encouragement to move beyond a diagnosis.  We share feelings confidentially, make friends, get help navigating the health care and legal systems, and learn from one another.
To learn more call us at 203-227-7644.