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Virtual Support Groups

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Advocates is now offering several virtual support groups via Zoom. These include mental health support groups as well as social and recreational groups. Facilitated by members of Advocates Peer Specialist team, these support groups are open to anyone in the community, not just individuals served by Advocates, and participation is confidential.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jeffrey Wolfsberg, Director of Recovery and Peer Support, JWolfsberg@Advocates.org, or the group facilitator.

If you require an ASL interpreter, please contact Jeffrey Wolfsberg, JWolfsberg@Advocates.orgor Sharon Hirt, SMacLean@Advocates.org.

 

Coffee and Conversation

MondayFriday 7:30 a.m. EST

Facilitator:      Ebony Flint

Phone/Email: 774-505-0503/ EFlint@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/132037002?pwd=VTc4OXNlOCtMblA5bEsvcFluRkNDUT09

Meeting ID: 132 037 002

Password: 527390

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

General Peer Support

MondayFriday 10:00 a.m. EST

Facilitator:      Patty Terrasi

Phone/Email: 508-782-2241/ PTerrasi@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/563827781?pwd=cnhTWXFwRDJIUk9VcjNESGg2eGZrdz09

Meeting ID: 563 827 781

Password: 004116

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Lunch and Laugh

MondayFriday 1:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:     Niamh Smithers                                                                Jackie Lacorazza

Phone/Email: 774-440-0223/ NSmithers@Advocates.org                774-432-1902 / JLacorazza@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/895929447?pwd=bWFZb3o4ZWRFNHlOTmpoYktSaVBWZz09

Meeting ID: 895 929 447

Password: 301140

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Creative Minds

MondayFriday 4:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators:        Ann Burgess                                                                Evan Hirmer

Phone/Email:     508-782-8444 / ABurgess@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/779204222?pwd=Rmo1bU8vdWtLUmR4Z2VPYTc0Y2dBdz09

Meeting ID: 779 204 222

Password: 135287

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Evening Reflection

Monday–Friday 7:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators:    Ann Burgess                                                              Marni Illman

Phone/Email: 508-782-8444/ ABurgess@Advocates.org           508-380-8662 / Millman@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/631463206?pwd=V2puOTJPTkllbTAvNVJLM0VSTFRsZz09

Meeting ID: 631 463 206

Password: 666687

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US  

 

Alternatives to Suicide

Every Monday 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Facilitators:        David Baldini                                                         Patrick Conway

Phone/Email:      508-380-9281/ DBaldini@Advocates.org        774-423-4852/ PConway@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Mindfulness and Meditation

Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:      Patrick Conway

Phone/Email: 774-423-4852/ PConway@Advocates.org

Description: Share and connect through different music you like to listen to. Share with others songs and lyrics that you enjoy.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/8815910426?pwd=TTRVMktrUlZsWG9SN090WXh1YmZTQT09

Meeting ID: 881 591 0426

Password: 810648

            Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Black /Brown Cultural Support

Every Tuesday 3:30 p.m. EST

Facilitators:           Ashley Sproul                                                       Ebony Flint

Phone/Email:        508-397-3828/ ASproul@Advocates.org         774-505-0503/ EFlint@Advocates.org

Description: Black/Brown Cultural Support is a virtual support group where individuals of color can connect with each other for support to create a safe, mutually supportive, space free from judgement and oppression.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/98271708267?pwd=TlRHOVlJY1lva2tkb1hiT2c5cEE0QT09

Meeting ID: 982 7170 8267

Password: 018064

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Music Jam

Every 3rd Tuesday 6:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators:         David Baldini

Phone/Email:      508-380-9281/ DBaldini@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104?pwd=WGE3c1R2WmRHM01hRlBYeXNwM2cvUT09

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104

Password: 413481

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Exploring Alternative Ways of Healing

Every Wednesday 11:30 a.m. EST

Facilitators:         Mark Durkin                                       Ashley Sproul

Phone/Email:      gyromatica@gmail.com                  508-397-3828/ ASproul@Advocates.org  

Description: This group is a safe space that allows discussion of alternative treatments for healing including alternatives to healing such as cannabis or psilocybin for anxiety and depression, mindfulness and distractions, and how diet, exercise, and vitamins promote wellness.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/93451874317?pwd=d1ZuWUNNZUtrMVUrNE1EZTZnMUYrQT09

Meeting ID: 934 5187 4317

Password: 842683

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Irate Expressions

Every Wednesday 2:30 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Ebony Flint

Phone/Email:    774-505-0503/ EFlint@Advocates.org

Description: Discussion about safe ways to express & release anger/frustration without hurting yourself or others.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/96969148807?pwd=dDhzWnNtMDFHN3VQby9DNnRSUjlYUT09

Meeting ID: 969 6914 8807

Password: 323118

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Withdrawing from Psychiatric Meds

Wednesday’s 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. EST

Facilitators:         Ann Burgess

Phone/Email:      508-782-8444 / ABurgess@Advocates.org 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/483620699?pwd=T2VBeTM1dlJQZzN5dXB1Vnd4VEJYdz09

Meeting ID: 483 620 699

Password: 351410

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Hearing Voices and other unusual experiences

Every Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Facilitators:        David Baldini                                                                      Patrick Conway

Phone/Email:      508-380-9281/ DBaldini@Advocates.org        774-423-4852/ PConway@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/5155063104

Meeting ID: 515 506 3104

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Dialogue & Support around Trauma

Every Thursday 1:30 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Ebony Flint

Phone/ Email:   774-505-0503/ EFlint@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/93228085886?pwd=Um5FbXlrOEh4dW83SHYrdDNWcm16Zz09

Meeting ID: 932 2808 5886

Password: 377443

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Brunch Talk

Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST

Facilitator:          Theresa Buccico                                                               Niamh Smithers

Phone/Email:     508-782-5845 / TBuccico@Advocates.org                   774-440-0223 / NSmithers@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/716181410?pwd=ZnhRWU5FVnk4NjZkNDlJbFIxd1UrZz09

Meeting ID: 716 181 410

Password: 490607

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Dungeons & Gamers

Every Saturday 7:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Ashley Sproul                                                            Marni Illman

Phone/ Email:   508-397-3828/ ASproul@Advocates.org              508-380-8662 / Millman@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/91645309976?pwd=ZG9ZWVpqaXNEL0JabmJHcW1JVm96QT09

Meeting ID: 916 4530 9976

Password: 380614

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Rainbow Group (LGBTQ)

Every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:        Ashley Sproul                                                             Theresa Buccico

Phone/Email:   508-397-3828/ ASproul@Advocates.org                508-782-5845 / TBuccico@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/183760219?pwd=NjNUTWFQUWpsNTBqWTd3ZXJiY3Z0Zz09

Meeting ID: 183 760 219

Password: 664854

Call in:  1 646 558 8656 US

 

Movies and More

Every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:        Ashley Sproul                                                                        Marni Illman

Phone/Email:   508-397-3828/ ASproul@Advocates.org                          508-380-8662 / Millman@Advocates.org

Description: Talk about different movies, shows, etc, that are getting you through these tough times.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/92644381335?pwd=VXg2OC9ZMGExUDdNUjMrNlNzVi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 926 4438 1335

Password: 404173

Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

Self-Injury Virtual Support

Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EST

Facilitator:       Ebony Flint

Phone/Email:   774-505-0503/ EFlint@Advocates.org

Description: A virtual group to share and connect over various perspectives and experiences of self-injury without judgement or shame.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/96885704320?pwd=cDVxcXVVb01MVHpMMis1ZVdLS0VTUT09

Meeting ID: 968 8570 4320

Password: 300849

Call in:  1 646 558 8656 US

 

Young Adult Peer Support Group

Every Sunday 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Facilitators:         Courtney Dewey                                                      Jackie Lacorazza

Phone/Email:      508-848-9289/ CDewey@Advocates.org       774-432-1902/ JLacorazza@Advocates.org                                  

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/99774847006?pwd=YzhZbVZWNi9xOVJqbXNLU09JNThkUT09

Meeting ID: 997 7484 7006

Password: 003385

Call in: 1 646 558 8656

 

Sunday Fun Day

Every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Ann Burgess

Phone/Email:    508-782-8444/ ABurgess@Advocates.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/557031365?pwd=WjEvZWFWTXk3dTVJYWIramFhWGlVUT09

Meeting ID: 557 031 365

Password: 617283

Call in:  1 646 558 8656 US

 

Music Connection

Every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Ann Burgess

Phone/Email:    508-782-8444/ ABurgess@Advocates.org

Description: Share and connect through different music you like to listen to. Share with others songs and lyrics that you enjoy.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/819377658?pwd=c1h5V3d5TnRlUWV6cC84VHRpNUVqQT09

Meeting ID: 819 377 658

Password: 216732

            Call in: 1 646 558 8656 US

 

WE’COVERY

Every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST

Facilitator:         Jennie Colecchi  Tim Gruttner

Phone/Email:    JColecchi@Advocates.org  / 508-573-8408               TGruttner@Advocates.org / 774-279-1661

Description: This is recovery step meeting utilizing literature from Alcoholics Anonymous (12 Steps and 12 Traditions) and Narcotics Anonymous (It Works How and Why). Thus, joining the recovery community together, because together we can!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/95927137240?pwd=UUwxTXVYWXQ5a3QwQkpyOHlISXdodz09

Meeting ID: 959 2713 7240

Password: 401065

Call in:  1 646 558 8656 US