Groups & Classes

At Safe Harbor, we recognize that healing and growth cannot happen in isolation. When given the opportunity to connect, survivors of domestic violence can gain support, encouragement and strength from one another.

Safe Harbor offers survivor support groups, in addition to classes for survivors to learn more about the cycle of violence and how to parent their children in the wake of domestic violence. 

Groups & Classes

Groups & Classes Offered

  • Empowering Survivors Support Group
    •  Empowering Survivors is a virtual support group for women who have experienced abuse or control in their marriage or relationship. This group focuses on positive support and encouragement. Participants will not be asked to share details of their abuse, but rather, explore the impact it has had on their lives and work towards healing and hope in a supportive environment.

    • Empowering Survivors meets on Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm. Anyone who is currently experiencing abuse or who has experienced abuse in a past relationship is welcome to attend.

    • For more information or to receive the link to join this group, please complete our online community intake form.

    • We invite you to share our Empowering Survivors Support Group flier with others who may be interested, or post it in your business, community center or place of worship.
     
    COVID-19 Update

    Due to COVID-19, this group is currently meeting virtually via Zoom and will be led by a Safe Harbor counselor or advocate. To help increase a sense of safety for participants, we ask that anyone participating in this virtual group respect the following guidelines:

    • Use the video feature to help participants connect to each other (the use of headphones is strongly encouraged.)
    • Make arrangements to be in a private space prior to the start of group, to avoid disruptions from children or other household members.
  • Domestic Violence Education Classes
    • Safe Harbor offers Domestic Violence Education classes for women who have experienced abuse or control in a relationship or marriage. 

    • This course spans eight weeks and covers the following topics:

    1. What is domestic violence?
    2. Cycle of abuse and the continuum
    3. Why people stay, warning signs, and safety planning
    4. Domestic violence and trauma
    5. Domestic violence and children
    6. Heathy relationships
    7. Boundaries and trust
    8. How to love yourself
     
    • As with all Safe Harbor services, domestic violence education classes are free for survivors of domestic abuse.

    • If you are interested in participating, please complete our online intake form or call our 24/7 line at 1.800.291.2139 (select option 1 to speak with someone) to complete a phone intake.

    • We invite you to share our Domestic Violence Education Class flier with others who may be interested, or post it in your business, community center or place of worship.

     
    COVID-19 Update
    Due to COVID-19, this course is currently being offered virtually by recorded sessions, and will be facilitated by a Safe Harbor counselor or advocate. The lessons are weekly and will begin every four weeks.  
  • Parenting Classes
    • When domestic abuse is part of a family's life, an additional layer of complexity is added to the task of parenting. Our parenting class is designed to be a supportive environment to look at the unique obstacles faced while parenting children who have experienced the trauma of domestic abuse.

    • Topics covered include: safety planning with children, effects of domestic abuse on children, protective factors, positive discipline, nurturing and attachment, emotional regulation and behavior as communication. 

    • As with all Safe Harbor services, parenting classes are free for survivors of domestic abuse.

    • If you are interested in participating, please complete our online intake form or call our 24/7 line at 1.800.291.2139 (select option 1 to speak with someone) to complete a phone intake.

    • We invite you to share our Parenting Class flier with others who may be interested, or post it in your business, community center or place of worship.

     
    COVID-19 Update
    Due to COVID-19, parenting classes are being adapted to an online format so that survivors can participate while practicing safe social distancing.

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