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Information and referral line: 248.706.0591


AMI Oakland County

29548 Southfield Road, Suite 101

Southfield, MI 48076 Phone: 248.203.1998

News Media Contact
Fred Cummins, President
Phone: 248.752.3872

Information and referral -Cheryl Patel

248 706-0591

Website comments or recommendations should be submitted to:

fred.a.cummins@gmail.com

 

Support
 

AMI Family Support Groups

Monthly Support meetings will be held in the AMI Office on Southfield Road, in Southfield until further notice.  

The AMI Hotline is still active: 248-706-0591

 

AMI Family Support Groups

The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 am to 12:00. The building will be open at 9:30 am.

The office is on the East side of Southfield Road, between 12 and 13 Mile Roads, across from Arbies. It is behind the building that is directly on Southfield Road. (address in the left column on this page).

Call the information and referral phone (AMI Hotline) if there might be cancellation due to weather .

The AMI Oakland County Support group is facilitated by a layperson volunteer. This group is for families and is an informal resource that attempts to provide insights through sharing experiences and awareness of available services. Informal support outside of family, friends, or professionals often provides greater understanding, more similarity (from individuals experiencing similar life events), an opportunity for empathy and altruism, and a sense of identity for participants. Learning new ways to handle challenges, cope with changes, and cope with new behaviors are all important aspects of the support group experience.

A characteristic unique to support groups is the mutual support members are able to provide one another. This support and validation from other group members help facilitate personal growth and change in a way that individual therapy cannot. Although experts and professionals can provide support and positive direction, the mutual exchange of information between group members is a powerful experience that often induces lasting change. Meeting and sharing with others who truly understand one's experience has a very powerful effect. For many parents, participation in a support group is the first opportunity to learn that there are other parents who are experiencing the same challenges and frustrations.  You are not alone.

We use an open format. Open format means that the groups are ongoing, and have the option of attending when it is convenient for them. The open format allows individuals to feel some degree of anonymity, and to participate, as they are comfortable. For some people, simply attending meetings and listening to the experiences of others can be helpful. All meetings are free of charge. If you have questions, please call our Information and referral line noted in the left column of this web site page.

 
 

 


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