716-856-6131 660 Smith St. Buffalo, NY 14210

Community Support Groups

Cephas Community Support Groups exist to provide individuals released under supervision an opportunity to engage in the process of transition. The support group’s offer a sense of empowerment, enabling individual’s to develop a sense of self-worth while realizing the worth of others.

The Cephas Program’s support groups serve as many as 30 individuals on a weekly basis. Group sizes range from 6-18 participants combined with 2-6 Cephas program volunteers. The group setting facilitates open dialogue between all those participating about the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are responsible for difficult life situations. Often critical factors are repudiated or linger undiscovered for years until they are brought to light during a Cephas group session.

There are weekly community support groups located in both Erie and Monroe Counties:


Hope House

660 Smith St. Buffalo, N.Y. 14210

Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Church of the Ascension

1360 Lake Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14613

Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.