Support Groups

Enid Ancell Family Center

Julie Dorfman, MSW, CSW, Coordinator, (914) 472-3300, x412  E-mail:

In times of crisis or transition, we don’t always know how or where to get help. At the Enid Ancell Family Resource Center, a JCC Resource Team member will assist you or provide referrals to mental health specialists, counseling, parenting skills training, legal advice, or divorce mediation.

Enid Ancell Resource Center Team:

Penny Randall, LCSW, BCD, Social Worker, (914) 472-3300 x318
Penny Randall, LCSW, BCD, has a BS from NYU and 3 advanced degrees in Education, Special Education and Social Work. Penny has taught students and teachers in NYC and Westchester and has worked at the Rose F. Kennedy Center at Einstein as a member of an evaluation team. She has led seminars for families in crisis and has been a consultant to various schools throughout the county as well as the Consultant to Children and Families at the JCC. Penny also has a private practice working with children and families.

Julie Dorfman, Early Childhood Director, (914) 472-3300, x412
Julie Dorfman, M.S.W. As a social worker, Julie has been involved in the running and implementation of many of the groups that have taken place at the JCC over the years. She has run parenting groups, social singles activities, bereavement groups, adult book clubs, and more. Not only does she use her skills in the Enid Ancell Family Resource Center but she is also the Director of the Early Childhood Center. In addition, she is works at a residence camp during the summer with children ranging in age from 7-16. Julie is a graduate of Brandeis University and has an M.S.W from Adelphi University.

Other local support groups and resources

Local LGBTQ Resources:



Lambda Peer Support Services—-



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