Surviving intimate partner abuse is a traumatic experience and it helps to have a safe place to talk about it.
Support groups offer a safe and caring space so you don’t have to heal alone. You may not have many friends or family you can turn to for support, or maybe you’re having a difficult time trusting or relying on them right now. We know everyone’s story is different, but sometimes sharing with others who have been through similar experiences can offer comfort.
Download a printable Support Groups flyer here.
Some benefits of support groups include the following:
- Feeling less lonely or isolated
- Talking openly and honestly about feelings
- Connecting with others who have shared experiences
- Improving coping skills
- Staying motivated
- Improving hopefulness
- Receiving practical feedback
- Learning about new resources
It’s important to note the difference between a support group and group therapy. The term therapy usually means an intervention related to a physical or mental medical diagnosis. Support groups are gatherings of people with shared experiences. Our groups are facilitated by a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate.
Our Support Groups
Most of our groups focus on common survivor experiences, but some focus on specific topics, such as co-parenting or finance matters. Both in-person and online meetings are available.
You are not alone. It can be a struggle to talk about your story. Join a community of people who have experienced similar life events. You will get through this and you will heal.