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HELP FOR PARENTING
Parenting in Action: Empowering Parents...Strengthening Families
Ellen Swan, director,will guide you to become a better parent and turns the "Job" of parenting into the "Joy" of parenting. In Fairfield; 256-9855
~ Massage Envy of Fairfield; 2279 Black Rock Tpk.; 203-333-ENVY
~Therapeutic Massage in the comfort of your own home; www.massageatyour doorstep.com; 203-531-6246
~Robin Ordan, LMT (Old Greenwich and Stamford); 203-561-8535
~ Greenwich Healing Hands,Greenwich; 203-253-5576
~ Beyond Touch, Ridgefield; 203-438-2354
~Therapeutic Skin Care; Marilyn Hall, certified esthetician; 203-847-0250
~ Black Rock Pilates Stdio, 2889 Fairfield Avenue; 203-335-1987
~ Yoga Sensations, 511 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford; 203-965-0696
~ Nu-Yoga, Norwalk; 203-854-6744
~ Harmony Yoga, 48 Union St., Stamford; 203-962-4672
~ Movement Design (Pilates); 11 Burtis Ave., New Canaan; 203-972-3438
IN WESTPORT: Toquet Hall, is open to all students of Westport's public and private high schools.It is a supervised drug-and alcohol-free space where teens are encouraged to initiate, organize, and participate in, a broad range of activities. Located on the second floor at 58 Post Road East, directly across from the YMCA. Entrance is in an alleyway, with a sign above the door. Toquet Hall is open from Wednesday through Saturday: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3 - 9 p.m. Fridays 6 p.m - midnight and Saturdays 6p.m. - midnight (Hours are subject to change.)
IN GREENWICH: Greenwich Skate Park. 61 East Putnam Ave Greenwich, CT. Skate and ramp park with season or day passes available to both residents and non residents. Conveniently located to the train station and the Arch Street Teen Center. Used primarily by the 12-15 set. Learn to skate and camps offered. Site is supervised.
IN NEW CANAAN:The Outback. Run under the supervision of two adult directors, and by a Student Government Board, The Outback offers a projector TV (as well as several other TV's with cable access) stereo equipment, stage complete with lighting and PA system, pool and ping pong tables, Internet access, and comfortable seating and work space. The feature of the facility is the Outback Café, providing great food at reasonable prices exclusively for teens. In addition to the use of all of the facilities listed above, you can enjoy special events every Friday and Saturday night including dances, band nights, movie nights, karaoke, and improv comedy. The Outback is situated just behind Town Hall with easy access from Elm Street.
IN FAIRFIELD:The Beanery; sponsored by Fairfield Parks & Rec; a high school nightclub showcasing local bands; Fridays 7:30-11 p.m.; residents only.
IN RIDGEFIELD: The Barn: 10 Governor Street;Foosball, air hockey, 2 TV's; teen dances
FIREFLY, After Hours Pediatric, LLC: Mon-Fri 5 - 11 p.m.
Sat, Sun and Holidays 1-11 p.m.
1011 High Ridge Road, Stamford 203-968-1900 fireflypediatrics.com
Gay Youth/Parents of Gay Youth Support Sites
ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT (AA)
BEREAVEMENT OR TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUPS
The Den-Family Centers in Greenwich: 203-869-4848.
The Danbury Chapter of The Compassionate Friends; 203-797-8896. Grief support group for families who have experienced the death of a child.
The Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital; 203-852-2148.
Northeast Center For Trauma Recovery; acute traumatic stress and grief counseling; Greenwich; 203-661-9393, ext. 8.
"Growing Through Grief,"Ann's Place The Home of I Can offers "Transitions," a bereavement support group, in the Danbury area. Call 203-790-6568.
Stamford Counseling Center; free, short-term counsel; 203-323-8560.
Christ & Holy Trinity Church Bereavement Support Group; Westport; 203-227-0827.
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS/DIVORCE THERAPISTS
Louise Levin, M. Ed. L.M.F.T.; Westport, 203-259-8036
Kim Ann Oliver, PhD.; Westport, 203-222-0746
The Family Center Services in Westport is offering divorce and separation mom support groups. For more information on days and times for the groups, call 203-226-7007.
"DivorceCare" is a special weekly seminar and support group for those separated or divorced. Offered in the New Canaan area. For more information, call 972-7680.
Connecticut Domestic Violence Hotline:1-888-774-2900
Center for Women and Families Domestic Violence Service, Bridgeport - 203-384-9669; 203-334-6154; 888-774-2900
Y-ME of CT; 203-483-8200. Meets in Bridgeport at St. Vincent Medical Center alternate Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Milford Hospital on alternate Wednesdays.
DANCE THERAPY AND SOUND THERAPY!
Chi Dancentre; 44 Main St., Westport, 203-226-4300; www.ChiDancentre.com
Angelic Healing Center, Norwalk; 203-852-1150
Darien Center for Integrative Medicine; 870 Post Rd.; 203-655-4494
Total Life Care Center, Norwalk; 203-853-4852.
Kindred Spirits, Wilton: 203-563-9781
Spiritual Insights for Living, Bridgeport; 203-870-8966
Reverence and Mirth, Stamford; 203-588-9309