OHELâ€™s Diverse Support Groups Draw Everyday People
OHELâ€™s Support Groups Inform, Stimulate & Empower Participants
In todayâ€™s stressful world, there are many challenges, pressures and anxieties that everyday people feel in everyday situations. It may be a mother trying to take care of an aging parent, a divorced father trying to connect with his long-distance children, or a sibling of a disabled individual trying to cope with her unique family situation.
Through OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services many support groups, proactive everyday individuals from mothers to doctors, businessmen to seniors, gain invaluable help through both the insightful and healthy exchanges between peers facing similar challenges, and the practicalÂ input of experienced OHEL professionals.
Some of the support groups offered by OHEL include a group for mothers of special needs children, a group for parents struggling to be the best parents they can be, and a group forÂ individuals challenged by developmental or psychiatric disability who seek to grow in social skills, self-confidence, and possibly enter the dating world.
OHEL also has support groups for young siblings of individuals with disabilities, in their lively and fun Sibshops group, as well as unique programming for adult siblings of individuals with special needs.
OHEL's diverse Support Groups draw hundreds and meet the needs of both everyday individuals as well as those managing a disability. For more information or to register for any of OHELâ€™s various support groups, simply visit www.ohelfamily.org/supportgroups
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.