Caring Community / Support Groups

Please call the Robert Sosnick Family Life Center at 248-661-5700 for current dates and times. 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon Group  

Adoption Support Group
The Adoption Support Group offers support to individuals and couples considering adoption, as well as those who have already adopted their precious children. The group is focused on discussing topics that adoptive parents face.

Adult Children Caring for Senior Parents Support Group 
Adult Children Caring for Senior Parents group provides a group setting where adults with the responsibility of caring for their aging parents will receive ideas and support from those in the same circumstance.

ALS Support Group 
ALS Support group is designed to help those coping with ALS, as well as their family members.

Bereavement Support Group 
The Bereavement Support group's mission is to provide the required environment which enables those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to accept the death by fully experiencing their grief. Sharing one's grief within a group setting enables grievers to recognize the commonality of their experiences while also, defining the uniqueness of their grief.

Cancer Support Group 
Cancer Support group provides a spiritual, therapeutic support group for Jewish cancer patients, survivors, and their family members. A key component of this support group is the exploration of how religious beliefs and practices help patients and their families better cope with all aspects of the cancer experience. Check back soon for more details.

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group 
Caring for the Caregiver Support group is designed to give support to caregivers caring for any type of disability, illness, complicated pregnancy, surgery or life change.

Dialogue Group for Parents of Interfaith Couples 
Dialogue Group for Parents of Interfaith Couples is a discussion group which brings parents of inter-faith couples into dialogue. The goal of the group is to assist each parent in recognizing and examining some of the issues surrounding their child's inter-faith relationship.

Divorce Support Group 
Divorce Support group is a unique approach to dealing with divorce. The group is intended to help those going through divorce to let go of the past and move on to a new future.

Getting What You Want Out of Relationships
Getting What You Want Out of Relationships focuses intensively on why we choose the people we do, what from our past we keep trying to resolve in our current relationships, letting go of past hurts, learning ways to communicate, even when hurt and angry.

How to Make A Teenage Mensch 
How to Make A Teenage Mensch (S.T.E.P.) for Teenagers is a group for parents of teenagers using the highly recognized "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting" program.  Meet in an informal setting and gain the knowledge and sensible suggestions to make your relationship with your teenager even better.

Infertility Support Group 
Infertility Support group is a group which will help individuals and couples validate and cope with their infertility. The group will deal with spiritual and clinical issues of infertility of Jewish couples.

Marriage Refresher Course
Even the best marriage needs a tune-up. This is a one night only marriage refresher course. This special event will be facilitated by Bari D. Berkowitz, MA, LLP, LLMFT and Mona J. Shane, MA, LLP, CAADC (back by popular demand for this unique workshop).

MS Path
MS Path (Positive Attitudes Toward Health) meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month.  A support group takes place on the second Thursday and a speaker is present on the fourth Thursday.  This group is designed for those with MS as well as family members.

Physically Challenged Support 
Physically Challenged F.U.N. (Flourish, Unite, Nurture) is a group designed to provide support and social opportunities for those faced with physical limitations. Guest speakers and group outings are an integral part of this group. Meetings are held in a room that is wheelchair accessible with an automatic doorbutton. Transportation is available.

Pre-Marital Support Group 
Pre-Marital Support group is for engaged and newly-married couples. Topics addressed will give couples the skills they need to begin their marriage with the necessary knowledge for this life cycle change.

Re-Careering Options
JVS, in partnership with several local colleges, is offering a seminar on re-careering options for people 50+. Check back soon for more information.

Senior Exercise Class
Keep active, stay young at heart with Tish & Melissa. This senior exercise class will be offered to ages 55 & up, free of charge, but RSVP’s are required. Check back soon for more classes.

Thriving & Surviving Your Daughter's Teenage Years
Thriving & Surviving Your Daughter's Teenage Years is for mothers of teenage daughters in a roundtable discussion group.  Learn how to keep the lines of communication open & understand typical stressors of the age group and how they manifest themselves in a mother-daughter relationship.

Tremor Support Group 
Tremor Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Facilitator: Shari Finsilver.  This group addresses the various situations confronted by those with tremors and helps members learn how to cope.  This group also provides current treatment updates and other information on medical advances.

George and Shirley Agree Caring Community Shelter Birthday Parties 
Enables dedicated volunteers to go to area homeless shelters and nursing homes to provide a fun and festive birthday party for the residents.

Tutoring Program 
Tutoring program is run by Zelda Rose, who recruits retired individuals who have two or more hours a week to spare, love children, and would like to volunteer their time to go into the Farminigton Hills School District to tutor children who need a little "extra" help.


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