If you've answered "YES" to one or all of these questions, perhaps it's time to reach out for help and call on your friends at Beginning Experience.  Most of us have been right where you are.  We know the pain of death, separation or divorce and we've made our way through it to a new beginning.

Beginning Experience (BE) is an international support program for widowed, separated and divorced individuals and their families.  It is a peer ministry intended to facilitate the resolution of the grief surrounding the loss of a marriage/relationship and to promote healing.

BE of Rochester has been helping for over 20 years.  We offer Rebuilding workshops in the Rochester area and Weekends at the beautiful Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking Canandaigua Lake .  

Coping With Life Alone:     November 14, 2020  See Activities page for details.

Upcoming Weekends:        April 23-25, 2021
                                          October 29-31, 2021
                                          See Application page for details.  
                                          Meals & lodging are included.

Rebuilding Sessions:         Future dates to be announced. See Activities page for details.

The Weekend is designed to be a “Real Awakening”.  It is a powerful experience of hope and moving on to the next stage of life.  The Weekend is filled with your personal reflection.  The dialogue is in small confidential groups, which are warm and supportive and tend toward a genuine community and real fellowship.  You can anticipate a quiet, peaceful and reflective Weekend.  The leaders of the program and groups are divorced or widowed individuals who have attended the Weekend program as a participant in the past.  The Weekend is designed to be a time of closure on the past and a new beginning in the present. 
Beginning Experience of Rochester NY
peer support for those who have suffered a loss through death, separation or divorce

One person said "BE Weekends are the best kept secret in Rochester. 
I have met so many people then and afterwards.  When I saw the rainbow on Sunday morning, I knew that my life was going to change in a new direction.       I am so happy that I made that first step by going." 

Another person said, "It was a time just for me, to explore where I’ve been in my life and where I’m going.   I have so much more energy now for my children and my job.  It was the best gift that I gave myself."
Call our info line (585) 987-1750 or email beofrochester@gmail.com

Beginning Experience of Rochester PO Box 92248​ Rochester, NY 14692
Beginning Experience is a non-profit, IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization

Serving the widowed, separated and divorced
Listen...we provide a quiet space where you can share the pain of your loss

Accompany...we are able to walk with you because we have been where you are

Heal...we offer a process for finding peace and meaning in life again