The Diocese of Brooklyn provides referrals for counseling and for programs that help couples in crisis begin to heal and transform their relationships, including:
The Retrouvaille Program
This overnight weekend experience provides help for troubled marriages. The word Retrouvaille simply means “rediscovery.” Thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending this program. For more information please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.retrouvaille.org.
The Beginning Experience
This overnight weekend experience provides help for individuals suffering the heartache of divorce, separation and widowhood. For information and reservations, call Jim at 718-474-3779 or visit www.beginningexperience.org.
This program provides a bridge to emotional healing for children and adolescents confronting death, divorce or other painful family transition. It enables children grieving to share their feelings in an accepting, supportive environment. Call 800-266-3206 or 847-952-1770, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rainbows.org.
Family Counseling Centers
Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens offers a broad range of confidential mental health services throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Click here for more information, or call 718-722-6001 for Brooklyn or 718-726-9790 for Queens.
Divorced and Separated Catholics
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Separated Faithful: Divorced or separated Catholics who remain faithful to marriage. Catholics who were reluctantly divorced or separated can continue to fulfill your marriage mission – to sanctify yourself and your spouse. Discuss the ongoing seven stages from the book, “The Gift of Self, A Spiritual Companion for Separated and Divorced Faithful to the Sacrament of Marriage.” See book review on USCCB. Conference phone call, second-Mondays monthly, at 9 pm. Contact SeparatedFaithful@outlook.com, with your name, parish, city.