West Haven Youth and Family Services’ new Bereavement Support Group for Grieving Parents will hold its inaugural meeting and open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the West Haven Senior Center on the upper floor of the Johnson Community Center, 201 Noble St.
The group, facilitated by Marianne Gambardella and Cate Saxton, will meet monthly on the first and third Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the senior center.
The Bereavement Support Group of West Haven for widows, widowers and partners meets monthly on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the senior center.
The West Haven Interagency Network for Children’s support groups for parents and guardians of children with autism and other disabilities will resume meetings in October from 6-7:30 p.m. at the senior center.
The Parent Support Group, facilitated by Viola Waldo, will resume Oct. 17 and meet the second Monday of each month.
The Spanish-speaking Parent Support Group, facilitated by Gricel Aguilar-Cobos, will resume Oct. 10 and meet the second Tuesday of each month.
Youth and Family Services has intended to offer on-site child care so people can attend support group meetings, but the respite service has been suspended until further notice. Anyone needing the service to attend a meeting must contact Youth and Family Services Director Diane Dietman at least a day before the meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those attending support group meetings must follow all national, state and local COVID-19 safety protocols. Face masks are recommended but not required.