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Support Groups

All JFS support groups and therapeutic groups are facilitated by a licensed professional. Many groups are offered at no charge. Any group for which there is a charge is offered on a sliding-fee scale, and no one is ever denied service due to an inability to pay.

Unless otherwise noted, all groups meet at JFS Dallas (5402 Arapaho Rd, Dallas, 75248).

Groups Currently Meeting

Abuse Support Group (Women)

For women who have been impacted by abuse on Mondays at 3 p.m. This group is for women who have experienced familial abuse on any level by any family member. This group is facilitated by a female counselor. For more information regarding this support group, please contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, coordinator of family violence intervention services at 972.437.9950.

Breast Cancer Support Group (Women)
No charge for any group. For women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer at any time in their lives. For more information, please contact Beth Broodo at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learn more about: Individual Counseling for Breast Cancer Survivors

Caregivers Support Group
For spouses, adult children, and other family members coping with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other conditions requiring long-term care. This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Don Dillard at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Caregivers Support Group at Legacy Willow Bend
For all family caregivers, this group, facilitated by an elder-care professional, will help you learn how to best care for your loved one—and yourself. Please join us for discussion and support. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Legacy at Willow Bend, 6101 Ohio Drive, Plano. No RSVP required. No Charge. For more information—including the locations and times of other support groups for family caregivers—please contact Debi Weiner, LCSW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 972.437.9950.

Caregivers Support Group at Legacy Preston Hollow
For all family caregivers, this group, facilitated by an elder-care professional, will help you learn how to best care for your loved one—and yourself. Please join us for discussion and support. Second Tuesday of every month, 4:00 pm. Legacy at Preston Hollow, 11409 North Central Expressway, Dallas. No RSVP required. No Charge. For more information—including the locations and times of other support groups for family caregivers—please contact Abby Goodman, LMSW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 972.437.9950.

Chronic Pain Support Group
For those who are dealing with physical conditions involving chronic pain, and their loved ones, this group meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7:15 to 9 p.m. For more information, please contact Sue Reed at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Divorce Recovery: Co-Ed
For divorced men and women of all ages, and those in the process of divorcing, this group meets weekly, 6 to 7:30 p.m. New members must pre-register by calling intake at 972.437.9950. The cost for the group is $20, but it is assigned on a sliding fee scale. For more information, please contact Yolanda Swope at 972.437.9950.

Grandparents: Support for Jewish Grandparents with Grandchildren Living in Interfaith Homes
For Jewish grandparents wondering how to best interact with a grandchild living in an interfaith home. This group addresses the many complexities, sensitivities, conflicts, and potential struggles grandparents might face. The group meets the second Monday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 5402 Arapaho Road, one block east of the Dallas North Tollway. For more information, including cost, contact Suzy Davidsohn at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grief Support Group
For adults of any age who have suffered a loss through death. The six-week session is offered four times a year at various synagogues. For more information, please contact Deborah Leibensberger at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grief Support, Too
For adults of any age who have suffered a loss through death and have previously attended some type of workshop on grief / loss. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month, noon to 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Deborah Leibensberger at 972.437.9950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Men's Group
This process-oriented therapy group covers a wide assortment of issues affecting men including interpersonal relationships, family conflict & violence, parenting, dealing with unpleasant feelings, coping with anger, abusive experiences, and living an honorable life. This group provides an opportunity for people to gain insight, self-awareness, and behavioral skill and practice. The group meets weekly - Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Mike Ligocki, PhD at Jewish Family Service 972.437.9950 (ext. 307).

Social Skills Groups
Our licensed professionals facilitate Social Skills groups for children and adolescents, to help them learn to navigate the world of their feelings and relationships. Contact Ariela Goldstein at 972.437.9950 (No email please). 

Social Skills for Teen Boys with Special Needs
This group will address the unique needs of teenage boys with emotional or psychological special needs. The group will focus on making and keeping friendships and appropriate social interaction. For more information, including dates and times, please contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW at 972.437.9950.

Social Skills for Teen Girls with Special Needs
This group will address the unique needs of teenage girls with emotional or psychological special needs. The group will focus on making and keeping friendships and appropriate social interaction. For more information, including dates and times, please contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW at 972.437.9950 (No email please).

 

 

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