**Due to staff shortages here at the YWCA, we will be canceling support groups until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you as we work to become fully staffed again. We know that while support groups are suspended, support is still needed. Advocates are available to provide advocacy over the phone or by appointment for a video call. We appreciate your understanding. Please reach out to our Education & Prevention Manager Sojourner with any questions that you may have or support that you may need. - Updated August 23, 2021**
Our support groups are weekly facilitated psycho-educational groups for survivors of domestic violence. They offer healing, education, and peer support. Developing a positive support network is a key step in the healing process. Participants explore relationship dynamics, dealing with grief and loss, establishing healthy relationships, and rebuilding self-esteem. Insights Support Groups are offered to shelter residents and community members after an intake process evaluating their needs. Group activities include therapeutic activities such as art, meditation, and other healing components. Groups sessions are confidential; participants may be just beginning to realize their current relationship is controlling or abusive, or they may be out of the abusive relationship for a long period of time, but are just now ready to address the impact of that abuse. Those interested in learning more about the group are encouraged to call with questions or to get additional information.
*Please note that all programs and services require an intake.
To schedule an intake: Call our Community Advocate at 253-272-4181 ext. 222
Mondays-11:00 am to 12:30 pm. NOTE: There is not programming for children for this group.
Wednesdays-5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. NOTE: Programming for children is available for this group; parenting participants who plan to bring children should arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to their first session to complete the children’s program paperwork.