Support Groups

Whether the abuse happened recently or decades ago, it can have a big impact on your life now. Our free and confidential support groups can help you strengthen community among survivors, learn and share skills for coping, and find ways to move beyond the abuse.

Centre Safe offers several support groups to support, provide resources, and assist survivors and their loved ones in the journey through the healing process.

Domestic Violence Support Group for Women

  • This group focuses on emotional, physical, verbal, mental and financial abuse. This group enables women to talk about these issues in a supportive and confidential environment.
  • Supervised children’s group meets at the same time as the adult support group. Snacks are provided.
  • This group meets weekly for an hour and a half.

Sexual Assault Support Groups

Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Group for Men

  • This group is for men who have had unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences.
  • Each group session includes discussion, writing exercises, quizzes, grounding and self-care.
  • Before attending this group, you must speak with a facilitator.
  • This group meets weekly for an hour and a half.

Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Group for Women

  • This group is set up to provide information and give participants a safe and confidential outlet to discuss childhood sexual abuse and issues surrounding sexual abuse and violence.
  • Each group session includes discussion, writing exercises, quizzes, grounding and self-care.
  • Before attending this group, you must speak with a facilitator.
  • This group meets weekly for an hour and a half.

Given that abuse often has gender components, we apologize for the lack of separate groups for trans and non binary survivors. Please feel free to choose whichever group best aligns with your experiences. 

For more information or to join a group, e-mail us at groups@centresafe.org or call Centre Safe at 814-238-7066.