All about Support Groups
If you are a survivor, you may have considered joining a support group to connect with other survivors and share your experiences. Tri-Valley Haven offers support groups for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
If you’ve never attended a support group before, here is some general information about what we offer!
What is a Support Group?
Support groups provide a safe space for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault to share their experiences and connect with each other. Tri-Valley Haven’s support groups usually run 8 weeks and they are closed groups (meaning participants must sign up for the group in advance). New participants are only accepted at the start of each support group.
What are the benefits of a Support Group?
Many survivors feel they are alone, so support groups give survivors an opportunity to connect with others who have also experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Often survivors are relieved to have a safe, confidential space where they can talk about the abuse or assault.
Our support groups also aim to support survivors as they begin the healing process and give them tools to help them along the way. We also focus on helping participants to develop healthy coping skills and practice self-care.
Who facilitates a Support Group?
Our support groups are facilitated by therapists or crisis counselors who have received special training to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through Tri-Valley Haven.
What Support Groups are offered by Tri-Valley Haven?
Domestic Violence Support Group in Pleasanton
Sexual Assault Support Group in Livermore
I am a loved one of a survivor. Can I attend a support group at Tri-Valley Haven?
Currently, we only offer support groups for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. However both survivors and loved ones may receive individual counseling at Tri-Valley Haven.Assault Support Group in Livermore.
Do you offer support groups for LGBTQ survivors?
Our support groups are open to LGBTQ women, though currently we do not offer separate support groups for only LGBTQ survivors. If there is enough interest, we may offer one in the future.
Do you offer support groups for men?
Currently we only offer support groups for women. We hope to offer groups for male survivors in the future. If you are a male survivor and would be interested in a support group, please let our counseling department know!
How can I join a support group or find out more?
If you would like more information or are interested in one of our support groups, please call:
Tri-Valley Haven Community Building: 925.449.5845