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  • Jewish family and Children’s Service

    Sibshops
    Registration is required. During sibships, siblings will meet other siblings of children with special needs and have a great time interacting. Obtain peer support and education in a fun and recreational environment. Share experiences and obstacles with other siblings who understand. Take part in fun activities like Sky Zone, snow tubing, and Plaster Fun Time! To register,  contact the Respite and Recreation Program Manager. Siblings will meet one Sunday a month, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Drop off and pick up at the Newton JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA.

  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network

    The MSSN is here to help. We are the only organization in Massachusetts focused on supporting you: the siblings of people with disabilities. Our network is made up of adult siblings, parents of young siblings, service providers, educators, mental health and medical professionals. We provide information on sibling issues, referrals to sibling services, and social connections for siblings of all ages.

  • NSMC Family Resource Center Sibling Support Program

    Sibshops are a recreational peer support program for siblings (ages 8-13) with a brother or sister with any developmental, behavioral or medical health disorder. Groups meet with sufficient interest at the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers. Call for details and to register.

  • The Arc Brockton Area

    Sibshops
    Sibling Support: Brothers and sister ages 8 to 12 who have siblings with special needs are invited to participate in Sibshops, a recreationally-based program that provides opportunities for friendship and FUN! We meet during school vacation weeks and summer vacation. Please Call for more information.

  • VIBS-Very Important Brothers and Sisters

    Hospital-based support, for siblings of children of all ages who are patients of Boston Floating Hospital for Children. Call for meeting dates and the specific location at Boston Floating Hospital for Children, Department of Hematology and Oncology.

  • Why Me & Sherry’s House

    Bereavement – Sibling Cancer
    This is a monthly support group that focuses on sibling bereavement for children. A facilitator uses a variety of activities and crafts to encourage the children to explore and share their feelings related to the loss of their siblings. This group is offered at the same time as the Circle of Healing meeting for parents. It is particularly important because a sibling’s bereavement journey evolves with each developmental stage; grief issues are revisited with changing life events. Sharing their common experience with other siblings in a small supportive group can be an important part of coping with family issues, reducing isolation and improving communication.