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Mental Health PEER Connection Virtual Support Groups

A Journey to Healing

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Eddylees Guzman, 716-836-0822 ext. 164 or email at eguzman@wnyil.org contact to register.

We will bring awareness, education, and support surrounding addiction to families who are struggling with a loved one’s addiction. Participants will learn how to set healthy boundaries, learn the stages of grief & loss, model coping skills, and the importance of self-care.

Building Foundations of Recovery

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Addict 2 Addict & Family 2 Family Peer Support Group

To register call 716-836-2726 or email A2AF2FEC@wnyil.org.

This is an all-inclusive group supporting multiple pathways of recovery to educate individuals of the resources available to help them develop a strong foundation to their recovery.

Virtual Open Mic: Freedom of Expression

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lisa Maria Cruz, 716-836-0822 ext. 520 or email at lmcruz@wnyil.org contact to register.

People can freely express themselves through spoken word, singing, playing musical instruments, theater, dance and comedy.

Lunchtime for the Ladies

Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Reah Brown, 716-836-0822 ext. 511 or email at rbrown@wnyil.org contact to register.

Stuck in the house? Want someone to talk to? Come join other women for Lunchtime for the Ladies!

Walk with Me

Addict 2 Addict & Family 2 Family Peer Support Group

 

Fridays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

To register call 716-836-2726 or email: A2AF2FEC@wnyil.org

We will meet with individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their family members to discuss effective communication, conflict resolution, trust building, co-dependency recovery and coping skills. 

Mental Health Peer Connection in Person Groups

 

Wellness for All Group

Every other week on Friday starting on July 1, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Group will meet at Amity Club on 340 Military Road, Buffalo NY, 14207. Drinks and snacks can be purchased.

Detailed Description of the Group: The purpose of this group is to help consumers of Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL) Mental Health PEER Connections (MHPC) and the community for socialization. The time can be used for socialization and one on one with fellow Peers. The group will be held at the Amity Club, which has a pool table, dart board, TV with cable and internet access. With an emphasis on “Peer to Peer support for socializing”.

Department: MHPC, WNYIL

Who is the Audience for this Group: Consumers of WNYIL, Inc. MHPC and open to the community.

Facilitator and Contact Information: The facilitator’s name is Randy Oaks. To find out more information, call Randy at 716-836-0822 ext.182. Cell: 716-318-3713. Email: roaks@wnyil.org

 

Hope Heals Family Support Group

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Sparks of Hope, 107 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075

Alan Tomski, atomski@wnyil.org or 716-931-0380 to register. Please wear a face covering for the duration of the group.

As family members, our pain grows as we watch our loved ones suffering from substance abuse. The confusion on how to help can be overwhelming. Anger and fear become a part of our everyday lives.

 

In-Person SMART Recovery

Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Revive Wesleyan of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075

Alan Tomski, atomski@wnyil.org or 716-931-0380 to register.  Please wear a face covering for the duration of the group. (Room is open 30 minutes before and after group.)

Our goal is to help individuals gain independence from addictive behavior and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.

 

Operation Hope: Substance Use and Family Recovery Support

Thursdays, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

St Simon’s Church, 200 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14210. 

Eddylees Guzman, 716-836-0822 ext. 164 or email at eguzman@wnyil.org contact to register. Please wear a face covering for the duration of the group. Please enter through doors at the back of the church. Please come and find support for people who suffer from substance use and their families. Together we can learn how to find hope in the middle of our situations. 

 

Healing Families

Every other Friday starting October 22nd, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, 14052

Alan Tomski, atomski@wnyil.org or 716-931-0380 to register. Please wear a face covering for the duration of the group.

Come join us for our peer family support group. We can help rebuild our lives after the devastation of substance use in our homes.

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Support Group Sponsored by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression, Anxiety, OCD and Bipolar Support Group

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Western New York Independent Living, 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

Marie Therese Kersten, 716-435-0238 or jmtdkersten@yahoo.com

Open to anyone with any mental health challenge. Please call before attending for the first time.

An important note about the RSVP process and privacy: 

To maintain your privacy, we do not publicly share the phone numbers and links to our virtual meetings. We will respect people's wishes to remain anonymous.

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