Dating and Marriage

The mission of Yachad’s Dating and Marriage Skills Group is for Jewish individual’s with developmental disabilities ages 21-34 to acquire essential dating skills necessary to develop and enhance relationships between individuals of the opposite gender.

Yachad’s Dating and Marriage Skills Group is a highly personalized program and sessions cover a wide range of topics such as Setting Up a Date, Initiating and Maintaining Conversations, Affection and Building Trust, Feedback in a Relationship, Going on the Date, and more. The course will utilize a variety of practical and educational and experiential techniques to discuss many necessary components of any healthy and fulfilling dating and marital relationship. To practice these skills in a real world setting, participants will have the opportunity to go out into structured dating environments with co-participants and the support of the group’s highly trained facilitators and licensed supervisor.

The program runs for ten sessions and will meet weekly on Monday nights from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM in the Yachad Main Office (located in lower Manhattan) beginning May 5th 2014. The cost of the course is $190.00* to cover the cost of dinner. Dietary laws strictly observed.

Application and Acceptance: Membership in this program is not automatic nor open to the public. It is by invitation-only. An in-person interview is required for interested applicants to be considered for participation in this program. Application/interview deadline is April 30th, 2014.

For more information or to apply, contact Michelle Mintz, LCSW at or 212-613-8325

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