Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups are made up of people with shared experiences and circumstances who support, comfort and encourage each other. Our support groups are NOT therapist-led groups, but rather a place where the members can learn from each other and share each other’s journey towards healing.

The agency has multiple support groups that meet at various dates and times. Virtual or in-person support group options are available. Current support group offerings are listed below. Further support groups are available, so please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need more information. If you wish to register online, click here

Open Domestic Violence Support Groups (Female-Identifying)

What are domestic violence survivor support groups?

The agency’s domestic violence survivor support groups are completely voluntary and confidential. It is a place for sharing, support, hope, and healing.

Who can attend?

These groups are for female-identifying adults who are currently experiencing or have experienced past domestic violence in its many forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, economic abuse, and more.

When and where are the DV survivor support groups held?

The support group has multiple options to meet weekly. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.

Click here to learn more about the Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence Support Group.


OPEN SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE (GENDER-INCLUSIVE)

What is a sexual violence survivor support group?

The agency’s sexual violence survivor support group is a place for adult survivors of sexual violence to gather for understanding, comfort and support.

Who can attend?

This group is for adults of all gender identities who have experienced sexual violence of any kind throughout their lifetime.

When and where are the support groups held?

The support group meets twice a month. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


CLOSED SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE (FEMALE-IDENTIFYING)

What is a sexual violence survivor support group?

The agency’s sexual violence survivor support group is a place for adult survivors of sexual violence to gather for understanding, comfort and support.

Who can attend?

The group is for any female-identifying survivor who has experienced sexual violence of any kind throughout their lifetime.

When and where are the support groups held?

The support group will meet weekly for ten (10) weeks. Participants must pre-register and new attendees will not be added once the 10-week series has begun. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


OPEN SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD ABUSE (GENDER-INCLUSIVE)

What is ASCA?

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect. ASCA was created by the Norma J. Morris Center, which is a non-profit 501c3 organization run by volunteers. For more information about the Norma J. Morris Center and ASCA, you can visit ascasupport.org

Who can attend?

This group is for adults of all gender identities who have experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or neglect. Group members cannot currently be perpetrating abuse on anyone else.

When and where is this support group held?

This support group meets weekly. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


OPEN GENERAL TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP (GENDER-INCLUSIVE)

What is a general trauma group?

The agency’s general trauma support group is a place for adult survivors of trauma, particularly violence or other abuse, to gather for understanding, comfort and support.

Who can attend?

This group is for adults of all gender identities who have experienced trauma, particularly violence or other abuse. Group members cannot currently be perpetrating abuse on anyone else.

When and where is this support group held?

Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


CLOSED BOUNDARIES GROUP (FEMALE-IDENTIFYING)

What is a boundaries group?

This is a group for female-identifying adults who want to learn and explore the topic of boundaries. Group members will learn how to define boundaries, including what constitutes healthy and unhealthy boundaries. Group members will explore the state of their own boundaries and gain tools to help set and defend healthy boundaries in all their relationships.

Who can attend?

This group is for female-identifying adults who may have experienced abuse in relationships or who simply want to learn about healthy boundaries.

When and where is this support group held?

This support group will meet weekly for six (6) weeks. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


CLOSED SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED (GENDER-INCLUSIVE)

What is a parents’ support group?

This group is for non-offending parents of children who have been sexually abused. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their experiences, share ideas and provide emotional support to one another.

Who can attend?

Any non-offending parent(s) of children who have been sexually abused.

When and where are the support groups held?

The support groups will meet weekly for eight (8) weeks. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.


CLOSED SUPPORT GROUP FOR TEEN SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE (FEMALE-IDENTIFYING)

What is a teen sexual violence support group?

This group is an opportunity for teen survivors of sexual violence to come together in a safe space to share their experiences, receive information and resources, and build a peer support network.

Who can attend?

This group is for female-identifying teen survivors between the ages of 14-17 who have experienced some type of sexual assault or violence.

When and where are the support groups held?

The support group will meet weekly for eight (8) weeks. The parent/legal guardian and their child must meet with an advocate to register prior to joining a group. New members will not be added once the 8-week series has begun. Exact location and time will be communicated to attendees once registration takes place.





To sign up or get more information about any of these groups:

Please call Tosha Orr at (317) 644-7355 or email her at TOrr@childrensbureau.org. You can also fill out our online registration form below.


Support Group Registration