Individuals struggling with infertility will have a safe space to swap resources and share stories on Tuesday, December 3. Priya: Growing Jewish Families is continuing a quarterly support group called Bloom for past, present and potential clients. The group meeting is from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at JFS Brookside – Sosland Room.
Priya Family Consultant Porsche Elkins of JFS said Bloom is an attempt to broaden Priya’s reach beyond financial assistance with fertility treatments and adoption.
“While many clients come to us, burdened by the cost of forming their forever families, they often seek emotional and social resources as well.”
Bloom will not only give people a set time for a confidential conversation about the challenges of infertility but also offer occasional speakers on adoption and fertility topics. In addition, future meetings will incorporate structured activities to help participants process the difficult emotions attached to infertility.
The feeling of validation through support is the aim of Bloom, Priya Founder Annie Glickman said. Glickman introduced the Jewish community of Kansas City to Priya in 2015. Priya is a community initiative in partnership with JFS. For more information about Priya’s services, including Bloom, contact Porsche Elkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-730-1474.
The Priya Fund, in partnership with Jewish Family Services, is held at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City and is generously supported by The Jewish Federation of Kansas City, The Community Legacy Fund and the Flo Harris Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation, The Polsky Family Foundation, and a number of individual donations.