Life brings challenging times to all of us, yet having a loving community of faith pray for you, listen to you, and support you in a myriad of ways can help you feel God’s presence as you move through life’s struggles. At Marble we offer a ministry of support for people going through grief, divorce, and other types of loss through individual and possible group counseling.

Grief Support

Are you mourning the loss of a love one and is struggling with a variety of feelings and emotions. Well ,you need not travel this road alone. You are invited to join a new Grief Support group where you will receive emotional, physical and spiritual support to help you begin the healing process in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

Facilitated by Janet Smith, LCSW

For questions or more information, contact Judy Tulin, (212) 686-2770, ext. 207.

Family Caregiving Support Group

The Caregivers Support Group offers guidance and spiritual support to those providing care to a loved one. You will receive Self-Care Tips and Tools to help you become a Caregiver with new strength and vitality, so that you can provide better care to your loved one and also protect your own health and well-being. Each meeting includes confidential, professionally facilitated conversation sharing the challenges a Caregiver faces, as well as a Guided Relaxation Meditation."

The group is facilitated by Rev. Marion Gambardella.

It meets the 1st Saturday of each month at Marble Collegiate Church starting on Saturday, September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. There is no charge for the group.

If interested in joining the group, please email Rev. Marion Gambardella, or you may contact Judy Tulin at the church.

Divorce Recovery

A nurturing group for those who have been or are currently going through a separation or divorce. Each session focuses on a different aspect of the process, with time for questions and sharing. Facilitated by an ordained minister and psychotherapist. For more information, contact Judy Tulin at (212) 686-2770.

Resources

Compassionate Friends
This group is for parents and siblings who have experienced the death of a child from any cause, at any age. After decades of meeting at Marble Church, due to our on-going construction, their meeting location has changed. Please check their website for details, www.compassionatefriends.org, or call (212) 217-9647.

Blanton-Peale Institute
Founded in 1937 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and the eminent psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blanton, the Blanton-Peale Institute is a Counseling Center providing psychotherapy on a sliding fee scale for individuals, couples, teenagers, groups and families. Secondly, the Institute is a Post-Graduate training center approved for licensure by the N.Y. State Education Department. The Blanton-Peale Institue is located at 7 West 30th Street between 5th Ave and Broadway on the 9th floor. For more information, visit their website, or call (212) 725-7850.