SUPPORT GROUPS - Assault Response & Care Centre of Leeds & Grenville
SERVICES

Support Groups

 
We provide free and confidential groups to women 16 and over.
 
The Centre offers two, ten week (Spring and Winter) groups each year.
 
The Women's Support Group is a psycho-educational support group for survivors of sexual assault/abuse and/or domestic violence. Members share, explore and creatively process information about how to better cope with the impact of the traumatic events they have experienced.
 
Group participants benefit from best practice methods to strengthen independence and coping skills, and decreasing the stigma of victimization and social isolation.
 
 
Previous participants' comments about the groups are:
"I think it's definitely about the stigma, shame and doubt. But once you start going, you start looking forward to going, it's just a matter of getting going."
 
"The counsellors were excellent, but for my own personal perspective, it was definitely the peers who gave me my light bulb moments. I would recommend it, and I was a big sceptic?"
 
 
Other groups and workshops that have been offered are:
  •  Healthy Relationships
  •  Growing Up Again
  •  Healing Arts Workshops