Support Groups

A Community of Support

Support Groups at Jewish Family Services of Delaware

ASK (Alphabet Soup Kids)

Delaware’s support & social group for LGBTQ+ Youth

The coming out process is tough enough and it essential to have a place our LGBTQ youth can turn to for help and support. ASK is an open support and social group for LGBTQ+ students ages 12-18 and all denominations are welcomed. There is no such group in our area apart from school-based GSA programs and JFS is proud to host this community group.

The group is facilitated by licensed professional counselor, Barbara P. Conrad, and Sharon Zimmer, who has an MS in Educational Counseling.

Meetings are held monthly on 1st and 3rd Saturdays.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Support Group Meeting
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Social Hour

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Location: JFS – Wilmington
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE

*PLEASE RSVP at least 2 days prior to the meeting to Sharon Zimmer at 302-438-1545 or cztwins@hotmail.com.

Caring Group

JFS’ Widow Support Group

In a small Jewish community, it can be difficult to find people who share your interests and experiences – it can be even harder to connect with those who can relate to your challenges and hardships. JFS wants to make it easier for people to find and connect with each other. If you have lost a spouse and are looking for support from people who share the experience, please consider joining JFS’ new Caring Support group for Jewish widows/widowers.

The group is facilitated by Pamela Stearn, LCSW. For more information, upcoming dates, and how to join, contact Pamela at 302-478-9411 or pstearn@jfsdelaware.org 

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Location:
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE

Healing Hearts for Divorcing Parents

Ease the transition to co-parenting. This seminar helps separating or divorcing parents…

  • Handle transition as a family
  • Understand how divorce affects your family, your child, and your future
  • Deal with the emotions you are feeling
  • Understand stages of childhood development and communicate with your child about the change

This six-hour, certified co-parenting seminar for divorcing parents is taught by certified instructors and satisfies Delaware’s Family Court requirements.

All classes are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with 1/2 hour break for lunch. Classes rotate between Wilmington and Newark locations. Spouses cannot attend the same session.

Registration includes a one-time fee of $85.  Please bring your ID on the day of the class.

Call (302) 478-9411 to register.

Find Upcoming Seminars >>

Registration includes a one-time fee of $85.  Please bring your ID on the day of the class.

Call (302) 478-9411 to register.

Recovery Group for Substance Use Problems

This group is for individuals who are dealing with substance use. The goal of the group is to provide a comfortable, safe environment for individuals to take steps towards a healthy, sober life.

The twelve step meeting structure includes group support, discussion of how mental health issues affect substance use and vice versa, a focus on managing stress and anxiety, and active planning to stay clean and sober.

For more information, contact intake@jfsdelaware.org or (302)478-9411.