Meeting Dates and Times
Meetings are held
the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Meetings begin at 7:00
PM with a short social gathering followed by the general meeting at 7:15
PM ending at approximately 9:00 PM.
All meetings are
held at The First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester,
The First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14620
- Confidentiality: It is recommended
that whatever is shared within the group remains confidential. Please
be discrete outside this setting. It is not enough to conceal names;
situations can be recognized as well.
- Participants are welcome
to ask questions, make suggestions, or just listen.
- There are no right or wrong
comments or feelings to express about one's own situation. The atmosphere
is a safe haven for sharing.
- Make every effort not to
compare the importance or intensity of your struggles with those of
- Consider others. Please
be non-judgmental and non-prying. Respect must be shown for life circumstances
such as religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, etc. Will will
all try to be careful with our language.
- Respect must also be shown
for the person speaking by giving him or here the group's undivided
attention. Side conversations are discouraged.
- Try to make comments concise
and to the point; the facilitator will limit each person's input when
necessary, especially if the group is large and there are many wishing
- Try to attend more than
one meeting. The first experience often feels somewhat disorganizing;
group cohesiveness and value take time to build.
- Every effort will be made
for meetings to start and end on time.
- Support groups offer a unique
opportunity for shading ideas and feelings. However, they are not always
the best format for every person and every situation. The facilitators
and managers of the program reserve the right to speak with participants
about whether or not the group is working well for both the individual
and the other members of a particular group and make suggestions for
other venues as necessary.