Grief and caregiver support groups

MAP offers various support groups in which all members can come together to share their experiences, stories, tips, and find comfort with each other. Support groups help us to see that you don’t have to struggle alone, and there are others who may be dealing with a similar situation. Our support groups run throughout the school year and are held in a confidential space. 

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Grief support 

Our bereavement and counseling group can support you as you adjust to the loss of a family member, significant other, friend or colleague. The group meets Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at 50 Broadway. To enroll, register online or call 212-701-9620. Download the flier »

Fall 2018
Session I: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1
Session II: Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13

Winter 2019
Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14

Spring 2019
Session I: Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Session II: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30



Caregiver support 

Caregiving can be a difficult experience, but it does not have to be faced alone. The UFT's Member Assistance Program, in collaboration with the UFT Welfare Fund's Retiree Social Services, offers a caregiver support group. Connect in a safe and confidential space with other caregivers to share experiences, strategies and tips. The group meets on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at 52 Broadway. To enroll, email or call Christopher Chin, LMSW, at 212-598-9591. Download the flier »

Fall 2018
Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Spring 2019
Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6

Other support groups

We are considering offering additional support groups for the 2018-19 school year. Please email if you are interested in learning more about any of these groups:

  • New teacher peer support group
  • Families affected by addiction and mental illness
  • LGBTQ support group
  • Transgender support group
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