A Safe Place to Share
People experience violence to different degrees and process it in different ways. Staying at a shelter isn’t always an option or a need. Sometimes women just need someone to listen without judgment, to stand by them in the face of confrontation, and/or to give them a safe place to cry and heal.
Violence takes a toll. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, confused, or simply worn out. Just know one thing: you don’t have to go through this alone. Our staff shares the belief that we’re here to support women making choices in their lives. We can listen, inform, and encourage you. The choice of what you do with that support is always yours.
Groups are open to all women, regardless of whether they’ve stayed at the shelter. You can come for your current situation, for your past wounds, or on behalf of a loved one. This is a safe and confidential place to share, learn, heal, and grow. Childcare is provided at no cost. No pre-registration for the group itself is needed. However, if possible, please pre-register for the childcare.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can I be a participant in the Community Support Program?
A woman can remain in the program as long as she and the Community Support Worker feel there is still a need.
This would be my first time attending; how do I find out more information about the groups and location?
CONTACT US if you have any questions. Groups do not need sign-up, although you can reach out to us beforehand if you have questions or need directions.
What if I decide after my initial meeting that I do not want to be a part of the program?
We believe that any support program must be a good fit for the user to be effective. If you feel that we are not suitable for you, all you have to do is send an email or leave a message via phone stating that you have decided to opt out of the program. No reason required.