SUPPORT & COUNSELING
YWCA’s mission for the support groups is to create a community where survivors are empowered through their unique experiences, forming a safe place for individuals to experience their healing journey together without judgement.
La misión de los grupos de apoyo de YWCA se apoya en crear una comunidad que empodera a sobrevivientes a través de sus experiencias únicas, formando un lugar seguro para que juntos puedan normalizar los sentimientos y tener un procesamiento más profundo emocional.
CURRENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Wednesdays @ 11:00am – 12:00pm
Group sessions will focus on self esteem and providing survivors with the tools that they need to break out of certain patterns as well as become more independent. Survivors can look forward to finding tools that can be useful in everyday life and finding a community in which they can relate to.
Virtual Self Care and Awareness Support Group: English
Every other Thursday @ 10am – 11am
This group’s focus is to provide individuals with self care methods and different forms of coming into an awareness of different parts of themselves that affect them in their day to day life. Some of the topics will include ego awareness, self regulation, and healing from past trauma.
Support Groups for Children ages 5-11
Wednesdays @ 3:00pm-4:00pm
In this group we will use this time together to create, learn, and have fun while focusing on emotional awareness and healing. Activities are meant to be engaging,safe,and fun promoting positive emotional well-being. Variety of activities include: Art, imaginative/creative play, reading,and more! Allowing children to express themselves and be themselves.
Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Wednesdays @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The focus of this group is to help survivors heal in a space of community through a unique healing journey and self care methods. Survivors can look forward to finding trust and confidentiality in this group where they can talk about their common experiences and the ways that people heal from sexual assault.
LGBTQIA+ Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault (18+)
Mondays @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm
This group is a confidential space where LGBTQIA+ survivors can feel safe in their intersecting identities. Survivors can connect and support one other as they share about their common experiences and the ways that people heal from sexual assault.
Support Groups for Youth ages 12-17
Thursdays @ 4:30-5:30pm
In this group we will have discussions and activities focusing on emotional well-being, coping skills, and healing from trauma. This will be a safe place for youth to feel respected, heard, and supported in a community setting. Activities include: journal, art, meditation, and more! This will allow youth to continue practicing self awareness and confidence in their lives!
Personas Afectadas Por Trauma
Jueves @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Es un espacio para que miembros puedan compartir de sus experiencas
Support Group for Parents and Significant Others
Every other Thursday, beginning September 9. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This is a group for parents and significant others of trauma survivors. We will focus on DV/SA education, coping skills, and grounding techniques.
Register by calling our 24 hour support line 1-800-572-2782 and letting the advocate/counselor know you are interested in Parent of Survivor group.
24-hour Sexual Assault - Domestic Violence - Human Trafficking
For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact 24-hour support line