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Divorce Support Groups in CT

by Sarah Estlund

There are many divorce support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups exist for children of divorced parents, adult children of divorce and couples currently separated or going through a divorce. There are groups specifically for men, women, Jews and Catholics. Contact the appropriate group to find out when sessions are held or to confirm scheduled times.

Bananas Split, Too

A divorce support group for children of divorced parents ages 5 to 12, Bananas Split, Too is located in Bristol, Connecticut. Children are encouraged to attend one of the many weekly support meetings. There is no fee. City of Bristol Youth Services 5 High St Bristol, CT 06010 860-314-4690

COPE

COPE is a divorce support group in Mansfield, Connecticut, for children of divorced families. This group, which meets weekly, was established for children between the ages of 5 and 8. Town of Mansfield Youth Service Bureau 4 S. Eagleville Road Mansfield, CT 06268 860-429-3317

New Life

The New Life support group at the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, is for adults going through a separation or divorce. There is no fee. Archdiocese of Hartford Family Life Office Support Groups 412 Ridge Road Hamden, CT 06517 203-230-2460

Finding the Me After We

Finding the Me After We, a support group offered at the Newtown Youth and Family Services, is for young men and women with divorced parents as well as young men and women going through a separation or a divorce. Young adults must be 18 or older to attend. There is no fee, but a reservation is required. Newtown Youth and Family Services 17 Church Hill Road Newtown, CT 06470 203-270-4335

One-on-One Support

The Divorced Men's Association of Connecticut offers support groups around the state for men going through a separation or divorce. There is no fee. Men having difficulties with a current divorce or a past one are encouraged to call a contact person for their area. Hartford area: Contact Pat D'Angelo 860-643-8516 Meriden/Naugatuck/Waterbury area: Contact John DiBiase 203-464-8242

Endings

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury offers a separation and divorce support group for women 18 and older. This support group, called Endings, is open to any woman going through a separation or divorce. There is no fee. Women's Center of Greater Danbury 2 West St. Danbury, CT 06810 203-731-5200

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