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Women's Center of Greater Danbury

Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

Support Groups

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ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS

Support group counseling helps to lessen feelings of isolation, self-blame and denial. In groups, clients are offered the opportunity to learn from each other and to express and better understand their own experience. Support groups provide a safe, supportive environment enabling constructive sharing. All groups meet at on a regular basis.

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  • Breaking the Silence - a weekly evening group for adult female survivors of sexual assault.
  • Moving Forward - a monthly group which focuses on moving forward before, during and after divorce.
  • SOAR (Survivors Overcoming Abusive Relationships) - a weekly evening group for female survivors of domestic violence or intimate partner abuse.
  • Thrive - a weekly morning or afternoon group for women looking for support around relationship issues or past trauma; this group is also offered in Spanish and Portuguese in the evening.
  • Voices of Courage - a weekly evening group for adult male survivors of sexual assault.

 CURRICULUM-BASED WORKSHOPS (CONDUCTED SEASONALLY)

  • Girl Talk - an 8-week support group for young college women conducted at Western Connecticut State University.
  • I AM OK! - a 7-week workshop focused on fostering individual self-esteem and anxiety management.
  • Project Be - an 8-week support group series for girls in Middle and High School focusing on empowerment, healthy relationships and safe choices; this group is also conducted in Spanish.
  • Please find a full schedule of current support groups and workshops here.

CONTEMPORARY WORKSHOPS

  • Contemporary workshops are held throughout the year.
  • Attorney Series - clinics and workshops to provide legal advice and assistance on family law
  • Financial Education Series - workshops to provide information and tools for managing finances

All support groups and workshops are FREE and confidential. Registration is required. Please contact our Support Group Coordinator at 203-731-5200, ext. 203, or Volunteer Coordinator at 203-731-5200, ext. 202, for additional information and to register for a support group or workshop.

Location & Contact

Women's Center of Greater Danbury 
2 West Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
E-mail: womenscenter@wcogd.org

Counseling/Administrative Headquarters:
Ph: (203) 731-5200
Fax: (203) 731-5207

Local Hotlines:
Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

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