Support Group Headers

monthly support group

VELA's Support Groups are designed to connect parents and caregivers of children with disabilities to each other so that you can receive and give support. Support group is a safe space to share the ups and downs of life. Your own individual journey may look different or you may be on a different part of the journey, but connecting with others at VELA helps you know that you are not alone. VELA’s Support Groups are only for parents or caregivers of children with disabilities.

What to expect:

  • Support groups meets monthly, on the 4th Monday of each month from 12-1pm on Zoom.
  • This is different than our 5 session courses- you can attend as many or as few support groups as you want
  • Designed for parents/caregivers of children with a range of disabilities
  • Everything shared is confidential
  • You can share or not share- participation can just be listening
  • Guided by Nadine, our clinical social worker
  • Each support group includes a check in, time to share and connect with each other and a self-care activity
  • At no cost to families

What you gain from participating:

  • Recognizing that you are not alone. You’ll meet others who are navigating similar journeys.
  • Share wins and hard things- little or big
  • Share knowledge and resources. Learn through the experiences of others.
  • Practice self-care strategies to implement in your daily life.

VELA's Support Group Norms

  • Confidentiality
  • Compassion for ourselves and others
  • “In my experience” -Everyone is on their own path
  • Share the Air: Take turns in small and big groups
  • All feelings are welcome
  • Show up and end on time

Registration is required by clicking here. Once you register, you will automatically receive the zoom link. You will receive a reminder email before the support group as well. We are so looking forward to meeting you!