A safe space for domestic violence survivors

Support Groups

Our Current Schedule

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Heal With Us Through 2024!

We’re stronger together.

Support Groups give clients a chance to share their stories with others who hold similar experiences so they can understand that they are not alone. These groups cover a range of topics that may include women empowerment, coping strategies, co-parenting with an abuser or the impact of trauma on relationships. We believe these groups can be an essential part of the healing process for some survivors. Support Groups are free and available to survivors but you must be registered to attend.

Support Groups start at 5:30pm and will end no later than 7:30pm (unless otherwise stated).

Things to know.

  1. Call 913-262-2868 to register.
  2. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early in order to start on time.
  3. An intake packet including a Release of Information and Confidentiality Agreement must be complete prior to attendance.
  4. Support Groups are confidential.
  5. Guests are not allowed.
  6. Childcare is available for children of adult clients during support group but space must be reserved in advance.

Spring Group Descriptions. Click here for a printable version.

    Are you struggling with anxiety or some emotional distress as you face situations you never anticipated? Healthy coping skills are important and can help you manage an array of situations in life or help you take action in areas you may be stuck. This group session will provide and share different healthy coping skills that may help you as you chose to move forward.
    Facilitated by Dorothy
    Monday May 13th at 5:30pm
    For anyone who has experienced abuse, to support one another in their process. We will be offering encouragement and emotional support to one another within the group during these sessions.
    Facilitated by Kimberly C
    Tuesdays: May 14th, May 21st, June 4th, June 11th & June 18th at 5:30pm
    Trauma can take on a life of its own making it hard for us to heal. This can make it hard for us to do every day normal tasks. During this group we will learn and practice basic trauma care, specifically trauma caused by domestic violence.
    Facilitated by Martha
    Thursdays: May 16th & June 6th at Noon
    Join us for a free session of trauma-informed yoga. This class will be taught by a yoga instructor via video, but facilitated on-site so we can practice together. This class is meant for any skill level and options will be explained throughout the course of the class for beginners and those who already
    have yoga skills. Each session is independent, so feel free to come to one or come every week. Please dress comfortably.
    Facilitated by Casey
    Thursdays: May 16th, June 6th, June 13th & June 20th at 5:30pm
    Knowing where we are headed helps us know what we are aiming for, Know if we are on track, and adapt to stay on course. In this group, we will look at our values and needs and the role they play in seeking a different future. We will get crafty and create a vision board that reflects the things that are important to us in our life post-domestic violence. Whether you are just starting your recovery from domestic violence or are moving forward with different stages of your recovery, this group is for you.
    Facilitated by Casey
    Mondays: May 20th & June 3rd at 5:30pm
    El efecto del trauma es la destrucción de la estabilidad. El trauma crea una pérdida de fe, donde no hay seguridad. Implica una desilusión total. Debido a que los eventos traumáticos a menudo no pueden ser procesados por la mente y el cuerpo como lo son otras experiencias, debido a su naturaleza abrumadora y impactante, no se integran ni se digieren. El trauma adquiere vida propia y, sus efectos continuos, persigue al sobreviviente impidiendo que la vida normal continúe hasta que la persona reciba ayuda. Durante el grupo aprenderemos y practicaremos los Cuidados básicos para trauma, específicamente de trauma causado por violencia doméstica.
    Facilitated by Martha
    Thursdays: May 23rd & June 13th at Noon
    We will be using curriculum from “The whole Brain Child” to begin to understand different strategies of parenting with the brain in mind. You will gain tips on how to connect, engage and attend to the needs of your child in a health way.
    Facilitated by Dorothy
    Mondays: June 10th & June 17th at 5:30pm