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Group Programs & Classes

Sexual Assault Survivors Group

This group is available in English and runs for 12-weeks. The aim of this group is to:

  • Understand trauma and the effects on ones’ self
  • Discuss the impact of abuse
  • Create a safe space
  • Learn new coping, grounding, and self-care techniques
  • Build a support system

Domestic Violence Group

This group is available in English and Spanish, runs for 12 weeks. Clients enrolled will be given information regarding:

  • The different types of abuse in relationships
  • Cycle of Violence
  • Understanding strategies of perpetrators
  • Red flags of an abusive relationship
  • Myths and realities about domestic violence
  • Safety Planning
  • Special projects that empower group members

Nurturing Parenting Group

Group therapy available in English and Spanish, runs for 12-weeks. The focus of this group is:

  • Parents understand their reactions towards their child’s behaviors
  • Understanding beliefs and feelings about children’s misbehaviors
  • Helping children manage their behavior
  • Helping children handle and express their feelings
  • Helping children cooperate


AMAC (Adults Molested as Children)

This group is available in English and runs for 12-weeks. The aim of this group is to:

  • Provide education on normal emotional, physical, and psychological responses to experiencing sexual abuse as a child.

  • Assist survivors in developing an understanding of the effects that experiencing sexual abuse as children may have on the survivor as an adult.
  • Provide tools that will assist with managing intense emotions, stress, and undesired memories

  • Be able to address any aspect of the trauma in a safe space.
  • Assist survivors in having a more positive and accepting perception of themselves

Sexual Assault Awareness Support Group

This group is available in English and Spanish, runs for 12 weeks. Clients enrolled will be given information regarding:

  • Childhood and adolescent sexual abuse
  • The effects of trauma on the brain
  • Short- and long-term impact of sexual abuse of minors
  • Normal responses and reactions from parents/caregivers
  • Signs of PTSD and resilience
  • Developmental stages of appropriate sexual behavior
  • Consequences of child sexual abuse
  • Recovery of sexual abuse and prevention
  • Family support services and community resources
  • Coping and relaxation strategies

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group for Teens

This group is available in English and runs for 12-weeks. Clients enrolled will be given information regarding:

  • Discuss the impact of sexual abuse and the feelings that may occur after
  • Education on normal emotional and physical experiences
  • Learn the difference between healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships
  • Determining healthy boundaries
  • Education on safe sex and STD/STIs
  • Learn ways to care about yourself
  • Express feelings regarding disclosure of SA

LGBTQUIA+ Survivor Support Group

This group is available in English and runs for 12-weeks. Clients enrolled will be given information regarding:

  • Learn new coping and self-care techniques
  • Provide psycho-education on the symptoms and effects of trauma
  • Provide psycho-education on red-flags that may alert the client to potentially dangerous behavior.
  • Psycho-education on setting boundaries
  • Assist the client in being able to distinguish a healthy relationship with and unhealthy one.
  • Be able to engage in self-nurturing behavior
  • Provide tools and techniques to assist in healing from anger