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January 27, 2020 - 11:52am
posted by Allison Lang in support group.
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January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Twenty years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. People can attend whether they are struggling with alcohol recovery, relationship strains, anger, grief, guilt or any other issue that is consuming them.
December 20, 2018 - 10:32am
posted by Allison Lang in support group, Addiction Recovery.
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January 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
Celebrate Recovery meets EVERY Thursday evening (including any and all holidays that fall on a Thursday, unless there is a serious snow storm). Our CR leaders guide and assist those of us who are gaining joy and freedom in Christ as we apply the 12-Steps of Celebrate Recovery to the hurts, habits and hang-ups we all struggle with. All are welcome!
December 19, 2018 - 2:14pm
posted by Allison Lang in support group, relationships.
Event Date and Time: 
January 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Divorce Care, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. A new 13-week session begins on Saturday, January 19th, from 6 to 7:30 pm at Northgate’s North Campus.
October 8, 2018 - 12:56pm
posted by Allison Lang in mental health, addiction, support group.
Event Date and Time: 
November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Addiction can have a devastating impact on the families of those struggling with a substance use disorder.  The good news is that there are many wonderful family resources available to help them and other loved ones cope, heal and carry on.  If you have a family member who is struggling with addiction, depression or mental illness, and would like to connect with other families and loved ones, please join us for a relaxed time of support, encouragement and coffee!  There is no cost to attend this event.  
August 22, 2018 - 11:07am
posted by Allison Lang in grief support group, support group.
Event Date and Time: 
September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
GriefShare is a 13 week group designed to help and encourage those grieving the loss of a loved one, due to death. The format is a weekly video presentation and time for discussion that will offer hope, encouragement and comfort. For additional information please go to http://www.griefshare.org/about or contact the office at (585)343-4011 or [email protected].  
August 22, 2018 - 11:03am
posted by Allison Lang in support group, divorce support group.
Event Date and Time: 
September 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.  A new 13 week session will begin on Saturday, September 22, from 6-7:30 pm at Northgate Free Methodist Church’s North Campus.
October 23, 2017 - 7:45am
posted by Maria Pericozzi in YoungLives, support group, news, batavia.

The lack of support groups in Genesee County for mothers, and teen mothers, inspired Maria Rowland to bring the program, YoungLives to the area. 

YoungLives is a support group for teen mothers to come together once a week. 

YoungLives is a branch of Young Life, an outreach program for high school and middle school kids, which has programs in surrounding counties.

“There is a huge gap in Genesee County for moms,” Rowland said. “This is a huge opportunity. We need it.”

The support group meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at 350 Bank St., Batavia.

Anyone age 16 to 20 is welcome at each session, which includes dinner, activities and childcare. The program is free and with no membership required.

Each participant is set up with a mentor, that they can come together with twice a week for “club time.” Transportation can be provided if needed.

“We do a lot of contact work,” Rowland said. “[It is] a time for us to get together and build relationships with them.”

During the summer, participants can also experience a weeklong camp. Babysitting is provided, while the participants experience camp life.

“It’s just a time for these girls to get together to support them and to love them where they’re at,” Rowland said.

The program is a collaboration with Teen MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers. The first and third Tuesday of each month is for YoungLives meetings, while the second and fourth Tuesday is for Teen MOPS.

“Every Tuesday we have something set up for them,” Rowland said.  

Rowland was inspired to bring the program to Genesee County after she saw multiple friends' daughters have children as teenagers.

“They had a huge support network within their family,” Rowland said. “Yet they still felt disconnected. I thought, ‘What is it like for those teen moms that don’t have that support group? What do they do?’ ”

The support group is meant to be a place for Genesee County teen mothers to feel safe, loved and supported, Rowland said.

“Our goal in this is to love the teen moms unconditionally,” Rowland said. “That is the whole purpose of me doing this, to love these girls unconditionally as Christ loves us, and that is why I am doing this.”

March 20, 2013 - 8:42pm
posted by Laura Russell Ricci in family, veteran, support group, Genesee Veterans Support Network.
Event Date and Time: 
April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Veterans Family Support Group meets to support families of veterans and is open to families of veterans of all wars. Hosted by Genesee Veterans Support Network, it meets at 25 Liberty Street, Suite 4 in the Mental Health Association building. Meetings run from 7pm to 830pm, every 3rd Wednesday of each month. If you would like attend or have questions feel free to call Dee at the Genesee Veterans Support Network at 585-302-0825.

March 6, 2013 - 9:01am
posted by Laura Russell Ricci in veteran, support group.
Event Date and Time: 
March 20, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Veterans Family Support Group meets every third Wednesday to support families of veterans. Open to families of veterans of all wars. Hosted by Genesee Veterans Support Network, it meets at 25 Liberty Street, Suite 4 in the Mental Health Association building. Meetings run from 7pm  to 830pm and if you would like attend or have questions feel free to call Dee at the Genesee Veterans Support Network at 585-302-0825.

September 19, 2008 - 10:28pm
posted by brenda richardson in Announcements, support group.

just wanted to let everyone know a new support group has been started in Oakfield the group is opened to people of all ages experiencing depression in their life. the group is  a safe place to openly talk about your feelings and gather support and hope from peers.  the group is opened to people that are experiening depression along with family and friends that need support on how to help a loved one.  we meet at the oakfield U nited Methodist Church at 2 South Main Street every other tuesday at 7;00 p.m. the next meting is September 23, 2008 we also have a website if you are on the web check us out at http://www.sharehopedepressionsupport.synthasite.com/ thanks and we hope to hear from you.

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