Women’s Resource Center to offer five weekly Divorce Support Group sessions starting May 1

Facilitator to be Paula Falk

Paula Faulk. Contributed photo

Beginning May 1, the Women’s Resource Center in Sarasota will present an in-person Divorce Support Group program facilitated by Paula Falk, “a dedicated advocate for mental health and wellbeing with a passion for supporting individuals through challenging times,” the nonprofit has announced.

The free program will be held every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a news release says. The Women’s Resource Center is located at 340 S. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota. Participants may attend one or all of the sessions, the release points out.

To register, visit www.mywrc.org/divorcesupportgroup. For more information, call 941-366-1700, the release says.

“Our Divorce 101 workshops have shown us, firsthand, the need and demand for a group like this,” Brent Giangregorio, director of client services, pointed out in the release. “I believe our divorce support group will offer a sanctuary for healing and growth, where individuals can find solace, solidarity, and the strength to navigate towards a brighter tomorrow,” Giangregorio added.

The program has been designed to provide women “dealing with the life-changing transition of divorce with a safe and supportive environment to meet,” Giangregorio continued. “Attendees will have the opportunity to share their challenges and successes with others, express feelings, develop coping skills, and benefit from the support given by others who understand and relate.”

“Driven by her desire to make a difference,” the release explains, “Falk became actively involved in facilitating weekly support group sessions for caregivers in her role as director of caregiving services for Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. In this role, she demonstrated exceptional empathy and listening skills, creating a safe and supportive environment where members could openly express their feelings and concerns without fear of judgment.”

The release adds, “Through her support group experience, Falk honed her ability to provide practical advice and emotional support to those in need. … She believes strongly in the power of connection and mutual support in overcoming life’s obstacles, and she remains committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others through her work.”

The Women’s Resource Center offers mental health counseling, career coaching, and legal and financial consultation, the release adds. To learn more about its services, call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org.

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