Restart:  A program for women contemplating or experiencing divorce or separation.

Divorce can leave you depressed, lonely, financially strapped and wondering, Now what? It can take up to two years after a divorce to feel normal again, but you don’t have to go it alone.  Join this positive, supportive group for women who are contemplating or experiencing a relationship change.  The program is appropriate for women contemplating or experiencing separation/divorce or who are already divorced.

Together with other women, discover how to reinvent yourself as head of household, create co-parenting plans and begin to think about new relationships.

Our Wednesday Restart Group is facilitated by Cynthia L. Sarris-Vogt, LCSW, LLC. Cynthia has been a facilitator for W&FL for many years leading our Divorce Support Group. She brings experience as a social worker and yoga instructor along with her warmth and compassion. She has helped to make countless women feel welcome and supported in her group sessions.

Our Thursday Restart Group is facilitated by Tobie G. Meisel, JD, LCSW.  With her unique background in both law and social work and her compassion and sense of humor, Tobie has helped hundreds of women successfully restart their lives over the past 25 years.

Light refreshments served, brown bag lunch encouraged.

*7-week evening session, Wednesdays in January & February only, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
*6 & 7-week sessions, Wednesdays & Thursdays, throughout the year, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required for each session. Returning and new participants must pay the $5 fee.

Register Now for Winter 2018 dates with Cynthia Sarris, LCSW:

Wednesday Winter Evening
(7 weeks) 5:30-6:30pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21.
Register now!
Wednesday Winter Afternoon-Session 1
(6 weeks) 12(noon)-1pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14
Register now!
Wednesday Winter Afternoon-Session 2
(6 weeks) 12(noon)-1pm
February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28
Register now!

Note:  If a particular session is full, you may ask to be placed on a Waitlist by emailing Maria Anderson: manderson@womenandfamilylife.org

We offer various legal, financial and emotional support programs related to divorce. Please click here if you would like to receive e-mails about all our Divorce-related programs.

 Check back soon to register for these future sessions:


Spring 2018 dates with Cynthia Sarris, LCSW, all Wednesday Afternoons, Noon-1:00
Session 1 (7 weeks) April 4 – May 16
Session 2 (6 weeks) May 23 – June 27


Spring 2018 dates with Tobie Meisel, JD, LCSW, all Thursday Afternoons, Noon-1:00
Session 1 (7 weeks) April 5 – May 17
Session 2 (6 weeks) May 24 – June 28