Virtual Supports

The Pillars of Wellness

The Pillars of Wellness is a 13 week series, held from July 1st through September 30th. It will focus on four areas of a person’s wellbeing which include financial wellness, social wellness, emotional wellness and physical wellness. You must receive services from The Center for Family Support to part-take in any of these classes. At the duration of the 13 classes, each CFS participant will receive a certificate of completion.

TO JOIN: You are required to register for each individual series below. Your registration request will be reviewed and approval to attend this group will be determined by the facilitator. Any questions on how to register, please email Rossy David for ZOOM Support at RDavid@cfsny.org.

1. Financial Series “Budgeting & Saving”– This weekly class will focus on effective budgeting and savings techniques. We will review our challenges with money management and together successfully make a budgeting plan for our future. Get ready for mock exchanges and a lot of interaction! 
Facilitators: Melissa Salmon & Rossy David

Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsceuuqTwsE9XC7rzWe1-wR8Ugph2azgWA

2. Emotional Series “Healthy Mind Healthy Body”– This weekly class will focus on managing anxiety and stress. It will provide strategies for maintaining a positive emotional balance. Please come weekly with an open mind and ready to participate!
Facilitators: Cristina Perera & Jen Pires
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvf-mupj8qHNd8aqN1QNkADzuXi62uvu39

3. Physical Series “Creative Movement”– This is a weekly class that will focus on different ways to stay physically well. Different modified approaches to remain active and nutrition suggestions will be discussed. Prior to registering, please ensure this class is right for you.
Facilitators: Jen Pires & Cristina Perera
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvfu2ppzwpE90L1DV55-rC1W5ZU95Z1bzh

4. Social Series “Esteem Building through the Arts”– Through the use of drama and music, this weekly class will focus on releasing emotions. Tapping into our inner actors, we will work together to express our creative sides which will help build self-esteem and confidence.
Facilitators: Cristina Perera & Jen Pires
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlfuuhqzMtHd3mVBmp97EwsPaUq8Dew4KM

Supportive Employment & Job Supports

The Keep it Moving series will occur 3 times weekly, held from July 1st through September 30th. If you are enrolled in SEMP services with The Center for Family Support, this series is recommended for you. If you are looking to work together with a CFS staff on ways to obtain SEMP services from our agency, we can work with you through this series as well. Please be specific with the supports need to help us place you into the class that is right for you. The SEMP Department will distribute a certificate to all CFS participants who attend these series. Certificates are recommended for use on resumes.

TO JOIN: You are required to register for this series. Your registration request will be reviewed and approval to attend this group will be determined by the facilitator. Any questions on how to register, please email Rossy David for ZOOM Support at RDavid@cfsny.org.

1. Keep It Moving – This series will discuss ways to stay moving and gearing back up for the return to work. For those who are returning to work, we will discuss daily challenges & successes as well as ways to remain safe at our places of employment.
Facilitator: Cristina Perera
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUsd-2qrD0rHNd96xtWge-DYUF8o9rnD-oB

2. Keep It Moving-Breakout Room – This is a breakout series that will be open to individuals currently looking to become employed and enrolled with The Center for Family Support for employment services. We will breakdown step by step instruction with how to work towards the goal of “working”.
Facilitator: Jen Pires
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUsd-2qrD0rHNd96xtWge-DYUF8o9rnD-oB

The Center for Family Support Groups

The groups below are open to CFS service recipients and staff only. Individual descriptions for each group should be reviewed prior to attending to ensure the group is right for you. All groups will be held from July 1st through September 30th. Please enroll with the service recipient and staffs FULL name using the registration links provided. Any questions on how to register, please email Rossy David for ZOOM Support at RDavid@cfsny.org.

1. DBT Group – In this weekly group, individuals will learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). It shows individuals how his/her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other. The DBT group focuses on learning helpful skills in four key area:

1. Mindfulness, accepting the present as it is; 2. Increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotions, rather than trying to escape from them; 3. Learning strategies that help individuals manage their emotions instead of letting their emotions manage them, and 4. Reinforcing interpersonal skills and learning to interact with others.
Facilitator: Arnaldo Giraldo
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-uppj4sGNR8-SMVHE2C72TVHFFngtT3

2. Ladies Group – Ladies Group, was created about a year ago by DSP Deyanelin Galvez, whose goal was to create a safe circle of ladies who through friendship building would bond and support one another as well as create new memories together. Now as we have transitioned the group to virtually meeting bi-weekly via zoom, the club has continued to be a success. If you are interested in attending, please happily join in on our fun.
Facilitator: Deyanelin Galvez
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfuuvqTwrE9yFPXnWgNBZYnQxDDYoXm_G

3. Men’s Group – Men’s Group will be held bi-weekly discussing topics that are important to the group members. We invite all to attend who are interested.
Facilitator: Rosie Abreu
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOuhrz4rHN2YtMQB9JR7p0bvCBsm_Ul_

4. Adventure Awaits Group – This group includes virtual tours and background information on the places we will be visiting. We will also be discovering how we are affected through some of the natural sights of our world. Hoping to bring adventure and excitement right to where you are!
Facilitator: Yolanda Rodriguez
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAofu6urTgjHdI8HIaowq74Hfojs7368bwR

5. The Magic of Music Group – This music appreciation group will focus on different genres of music. The group will be meeting bi-weekly to display musical talents. If you have an instrument, sing, or want to enjoy some musical fun, we encourage you to attend this group.
Facilitator: Rosie Abreu & Scott Borenstein
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud-uppj0iG9AFWLR1ydIQsoFctSluyQVY

6. Laughing Meditation Group – This is a bi-weekly group that will focus on laughing techniques to better improve mental and physical health. We encourage storytelling, jokes and participation from all. Come laugh with us in a light-hearted and fun atmosphere.
Facilitator: Tamiko Hill
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsceCspjkiGNF7CrS0ceUxx118UOLyaA8Z

7. Transitions Group – Transitions topics will be guided by the individuals who attend. It is an open floor and safe place for discussion. Together the group will touch on current events. Facilitators will provide comfort and guidance.
Facilitator: Arnaldo Giraldo, Meril Brandt, Brittney Riley
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrcumpqj4vHNH1iBU7VMOR1oZNzXcBmckF

8. Praise Group – Come with an open mind to learn and share. Different forms of praise and worship are welcome. Praise group welcomes all.
Facilitator: Meril Brandt
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuc-yhrzwqGdPle4OzaiapdUxp_1mh2VqM

9. Netflix Movie Night Trivia – All participants must have a working Netflix account. This group comes together to embark on adventures through movies. We watch various movie classics and enjoy a fun movie trivia game once the movie is over.. come join us. Grab your popcorn, sit back and relax…
Facilitator: Melissa Hanna
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtc-GgpzsjG9DIcKH-bUV9tyWrpVZu10EX

10. Art Expression – This class brings out the joy and imagination in us all… we discover our inner passion and Express ourselves in unique ways. No two pieces are the same and that’s the true beauty… Come join us for the a summer of Disney classics and our journey through art expression.
Facilitator: Melissa Hanna
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOiopz4tE9x1B78zshUMSnQtmBszt5bG

11. CFS Family Bingo – Join us for a fun filled night of Bingo with your family, staff and friends! Please pre-print your BINGO card prior to attending. This group will be held 2x monthly on Friday!
Facilitator: Linda Schellenberg
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlc-morD0tE9K9i6fQSSKYDT4Ne-gq7WHB

12. Scavenger Hunt – Join us for some fun with an indoor Scavenger Hunt! READY-SET-GO! This group will be held 1x monthly on Friday!
Facilitator: Linda Schellenberg
Registration Link for July: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsc-yrrDwqH9OdL1egRQrP_w2VurPJlHBP
Registration Link for Aug. & Sept.: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdOusrzovE9epObY_A7apy-6pZ-RGGt-i

 

The Center for Family Support Clubs

The Center for Family Support has established clubs specifically designed to build social interactions amongst the people we support. Individual descriptions for each club should be reviewed prior to attending to ensure the club is right for you. Clubs will be held on Zoom starting July 1st through September 30th. Please enroll using your FULL name using the registration links provided.

All clubs are open to individuals receiving CFS supports and staff. Any questions on how to register, please email Rossy David for ZOOM Support at RDavid@cfsny.org.

1. Poetry Club – This club will meet bi-weekly to discuss different forms of poetry and learn about various poets. Club members will explore their feelings and emotions to create expressive words to establish their own group pieces. Through collaboration and dedication the club will work together to release their accomplished pieces one by one for all to appreciate!
Facilitators: Debra Powers, Deyanelin Galvez, Melissa Hanna
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcu-rrzktEtAVAFrEohwnC4LphZPqF5IX

2. NY & NJ Advocacy Club – The Center for Family Support has three advocacy chapters including Self-Starters, NJ Self Advocacy, and Strong Island Voices. We are excited to bring together all CFS advocacy chapters virtually during this time. Join us bi-weekly to discuss ways to stay active in advocacy and give back during this time. We are looking forward to connecting advocates amongst both states!
Facilitators:: Debra Powers, Nadine Daley, Deyanelin Galvez, Melissa Hanna
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdOuoqzorGtS2AABLo5qWj3588M9AWyym

3. Book Club – Book Club will meet bi-weekly to read and discuss books of interest to the group. You do not need to be able to read to attend. All abilities welcome.
Facilitator: Nadine Daley Debra Powers, Deyanelin Galvez
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuce-hpzwpHNVfrx18SUXDiQsvW0CtnmzL

4. Karaoke – Do you have a voice that worth being heard? Come showcase your skills 1x monthly at Karaoke club! Come with your favorite songs in mind to take the stage and shine!
Facilitators: Jen Pires, Cristina Perera
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfuyhpzMpGtAO7b4cc_LleXJn7rpbBqM1

5. CFS Choir – We are excited to announce The Center for Family Support will be reinstating the CFS Choir virtually, right here on ZOOM! We can’t wait to bring the voices of CFS NJ & NY together! Choir practice will be held 1x monthly and open to all CFS service recipients & staff. Join us in the start to something spectacular!
Facilitator: Tamara Rouse
Registration Link: https://cfsny.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-6qqDwqG92YkW1IY57qXRwVXmt96Vxw

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