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Coffee and Chat

Connecting for Kids Coffee and Chat

Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles.

Coffee and Chat is for families of children ages 0-12 years.

Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

Translation is also available.

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Locations:
Elyria, Euclid, Middleburg Heights
and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Important Notes:

  • Free, supervised children's activities are available with separate child registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. (map)



Address: Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St. (map)

Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)


    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    Register

    As the pandemic continues, families of children with complex needs are feeling exhausted. Lack of respite care, overwhelming day-to-day responsibilities caring for their child and behavior issues are taking their toll. Worry over skill regression and keeping a medically-fragile child healthy are other concerns these families are facing. This monthly group is a way for families to share their struggles, challenges and encourage one another. Join Kelsey Jager, Ph.D., LPCC-S, of Kenneth A DeLuca & Associates as she facilitates this private session to help deal with feelings of overwhelming worry and stress. Dr. Jager will lead the group in a self-compassion meditation.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. This program is a safe space and will not be recorded.

    Register and we will send you a free pocket mirror! *One mirror per household*

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.


    • 18 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Is your child questioning gender identity or sexual orientation? As a caregiver or family member, how can you be supportive and affirming? Join Kristen Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, and Lisa Pepera, MEd, LPCC-S, of Colors+, as well as the community of other families to discuss gender nonconformity. This month our presenters will explore how to be an advocate for your child and prepare for difficult conversations and situations with others. This program will provide talking points and strategies for talking to others with patience and compassion.

    We will also discuss the article titled, "Talking to Grandparents and Other Adult Family Members". Register and you will be emailed information about how to join the program using the free Zoom app or by calling in using a toll-free number. This program is a safe space and will not be recorded.

    Due to grant funding, programs are open to residents of the Greater Cleveland area.


Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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