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*Due to the COVID-19 situation, Sibshops is being held virtually via Zoom on select Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Outdoor activities are also being held on select Sundays, weather permitting. To register or for more information, please email Angela Waring at

JF&CS Sibshops is a free support group for kids ages 8-14 who have siblings with special needs. This program follows the Don Meyer national Sibshop model.

At Sibshops, siblings will:

  • Meet other siblings of children with special needs and have a great time together
  • Obtain peer support and education in a fun and recreational environment
  • Share experiences and obstacles with other siblings who understand
  • Take part in fun activities like snow tubing, pottery painting, and visiting trampoline parks! 

Where: Drop off and pick up at the Newton JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA. *Now meeting online, via Zoom.

Cost: Thanks to a generous donation from the HALO Foundation, there is no cost for JF&CS Sibshops. 

Registration is required. Please contact Angela Waring, Respite and Recreation Program Manager, at or 781-697-7232 to register.

Please visit for more information on Don Meyer and the Sibshop national model. 

Please visit for more information about the HALO Foundation.

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