Workshops and Groups

JSSA offers a variety of workshops and groups for individuals struggling with social, emotional, and physical challenges. These programs, including life skills workshops, social skills clubs, and bereavement support groups, are available in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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Maryland

Social Clubs

The Paul & Annetta Himmelfarb Foundation Out and About Program: Deaf Social Club

The Deaf Social Club provides a safe, comfortable environment for deaf adults (age 25+) to make friends, develop effective social skills, and increase their self-esteem. Monthly activities include going bowling, visiting museums, eating at restaurants, and celebrating the holidays.

  • Date: Sundays TBD
  • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $30 per event
  • Event locations vary

For interview and application, please contact Liz Katz, LCSW-C, at lkatz@jssa.org

Support Groups

Support Group for Loss of Spouse Within the Past Year

  • Date: Twice monthly on Friday mornings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Irene Mednick, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-816-2683.

Support Group of Loss of Parent Within the Past Year

  • Date: Weekly in the evening for seven weeks (spring and fall)
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Fallsgrove
  • Facilitator: TBD

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-610-2683.

Support Group for Loss of Young or Young Adult Child

  • Date: Monthly on a Monday evening
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location:  JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman at 301-610-2683.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • Date: Twice monthly on Monday evenings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Group leader: Ellen Lebedow, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by emailing Ellen Lebedow at elebedow@jssa.org.

Support Group for Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss

For more information, please contact Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C, at 301-610-8379.

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