ILS Support Groups
NEURO-QUEER SUPPORT GROUP– BRIDGES & Rockland County Pride Center are collaborating to offer the Neuro-Queer Support Group for individuals who fall under the Neurodiversity spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Mental Health, etc.) who are also queer self-identified. Thursdays at 2:30 PM
We look forward to having healthy and meaningful discussions!!!
ANXIETY RELIEF AND MEDITATION SUPPORT GROUP– Learn to deal with anxiety and stress through mindful breathing and mental imagery. The power of breath can directly affect your physiological state of our bodies. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to control your breath! For more information, contact Chrystelle Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Wellness Facebook page. Fridays at 11:30 AM
SELF ADVOCACY ZOOM FORUM– Meet virtually with the community to talk about policy change, self, advocacy, and empowerment. For more information, contact Zachary Masters at email@example.com. Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
SCI, NEURO, & AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP– Community discussions for individuals living with mobility impairment or a similar disability. For more information, contact Matthew Castelluccio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
COMMUNITY SOCIAL SUPPORT GROUP– Participate in fun activities and talk about mental health. For more information, contact Chrystelle Wade at email@example.com. Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 PM
Register online for any of the support groups by clicking here.
Vet to Vet
APPLE PICKING AT DR. DAVIES FARM – on Friday September 25th from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm. Located at 306 Route 304, Congers, NY. Veterans get a special group discount: 1/2 bushel good for entry of 6 people will be $35 instead of the regular $47, and 1/2 peck bag good for entry of one person is $10 instead of $12. Bring you children, grandchildren, friends & family for a fun time.
VETERAN MEETUP SOCIAL AT LAKE WELCH – Every Tuesday through the end of September. Open from 8am to 4pm. Free Admission. Bring a chair or towel as well as food & beverages. Hiking trails available. Located 800 Kamawauke Rd. Stony Point, NY 10980 ( Rockland County )
WELLNESS & RECOVERY VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPORT GROUP – Every Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm via conference call. Session is led by Sharon Bailey, LCSW. You can call in with your name or stay anonymous. Dial in # 425-436-6393, access code 114029 #.
MENTOR SUPPORT GROUP – Every Tuesday from 10 am to 11:30 am via conference call. Session is led by Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Flore Raphael. Geared for Vets who have taken the Military Behavioral Health Course. Dial in # 701-802-5101, access code 486170 #.
VETERAN PEER SUPPORT GROUP – Every Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 am via conference call or virtual via Zoom. Session is led by Veteran Outreach Coordinator, Chris Martinez. Geared for Veterans of all eras and branches. Zoom meeting ID: 7210587432 and passcode: 0794 #. If using conference call via telephone, dial 929-205- 6099. When prompted, enter Zoom meeting ID: 7210587432 and when prompted again, enter 0794 #
CREATIVE WRITING SUPPORT GROUP– Every other Wednesday starting September 30th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm via Zoom or BRIDGES main office Session led by Bill Hohlfeld who currently teaches composition and literature courses in the English department at Rockland Community College. To register, contact Sharon Bailey, Veteran Outreach Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org