Community Support Groups
  

Family Support Groups

Family support groups are open to parents, foster parents, grandparents or any caregiver/guardian to provide support and alleviate isolation. Youth peer support group is open to any youth.

Family support group offers:

  • An opportunity for parents to talk, problem-solve, learn skills for self-advocacy and celebrate accomplishments in a mutually supportive environment.

  • Parent-run, parent-driven sessions, which are not and should not be therapy sessions, but can be very therapeutic.

  • Group respite (childcare) with trained respite providers (one week notice required).

What one parent said about family support group:

"...it has been a lifesaver for me to lean on experienced, non-judgmental, informed parents who deal with issues similar to my own."

Youth group meets at the same time in a separate room.

Meets the 1st Friday of each month from 6:00-7:30pm at Mental Health Advocates of WNY, 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209

Click here for list of Support Groups for Families/Caregivers of Adults diagnosed with Mental Illness

Click here for more information on our support group for caregivers of younger children.
20 Something Group

A social support group for young adults 18 years of age and up.

Meets the second Friday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Watermark Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Pkwy. Hamburg, NY, 14075

Meets the third Friday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Advocates of WNY, 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209

Click here for schedule Teen Peer Support Group

• Teen Peer Support Group is open to adolescent youth between the ages of 13-18. Youth Peer Advocates facilitate this strength-based and recovery centered group to give youth the opportunity to connect with their peers, validate each others' experiences, and discuss management of mental health. The group offers a safe place for youth to receive support as well as to celebrate accomplishments and practice self-care skills.

Meets the first and third Friday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm at Mental Health Advocates of WNY, 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209

Meets the second Friday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Watermark Wesleyan Church, 4999 McKinley Pkwy. Hamburg, NY, 14075

Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at WNYCPC Community Services, 575 Alberta Drive, Suite 2, Amherst, NY 14226

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Expression Through Art

Give your child the opportunity to use art as a meaningful tool to express and communicate their thoughts, feelings and sense of self. Throughout this four week therapeutic art program your child will use drawing, painting, collage and mixed media to explore the themes of identity, emotional recognition and regulation, self-expression and group process in a safe and structure space.

Classes are Free!


Writing & Well Being Group

For the last 15 years, a group of writers have met to create original works of art through creative writing. These adults, all mental health consumers, have published 11 books of works that are available for sale online!

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Operation C.O.M.

An interactive program created to support our children of the military. Designed to establish positive coping skills to help children deal with the stresses of deployment, encourage them to express their feelings, strengthen their self-confidence, and have lots of fun!

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Support Group for Adults with ADD/ADHD

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The group meets at The Mental Health Advocates of WNY, located at 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209.

Please contact us at 716-886-1242 if you have any questions or would like more information.

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Sexual Assault Survivors (S.A.S.) Peer Support Group

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The group meets at The Mental Health Advocates of WNY, located at 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209.

Please contact us at 716-886-1242 or email SASpeersupportgroup@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like more information.

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Blank Slate: Open Art 2019

Open art for young adults ages 13-26.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Tosh Collins Community Center, 35 Cazenovia St. Buffalo, NY 14210

Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Mental Health Advocates of WNY, 999 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209


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