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Support Groups

The Women’s Coalition offers two support groups for victims of domestic violence. One group is conducted in English, the other in Spanish. We also conduct a support group for adult survivors of incest. The support groups maintain confidentiality.

There is no charge for the support groups and they are held one evening per week for two hours. Groups are co-led by two trained facilitators and provide a safe environment for victims to share their experiences and strengths as the move toward being survivors.

Call our office (773-9272) for dates and times of the meetings. Your call will remain confidential.

Why the support groups?

We ran into a quote that really says it all.

When these strangers gathered, something happened — some would call it “a dynamic,” other “grace” — that allowed them to speak truthfully from the depths of their hearts and also to be receptive to each other’s truths, where in other circumstances they could not do either, and in this giving and taking, to begin to heal. What makes this possible and why it is healing remains the mystery and miracle of self-help groups.

“Notes and Comment”
The New Yorker
April 23, 1990

Adult Survivors of Incest

The effects of sexual abuse during childhood and early adolescence can be far-reaching. This group, co-led by a trained counselor, offers victims the hope and guidance needed to recover.

For victims who feel lost and alone, the group offers the opportunity to meet others who have also been victims. They can learn to understand that the victimization was not their fault and that healing is possible.

The support group is conducted on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Baby-sitting services are provided.

Call our office (773-9272) for the location of the meetings. Your call will remain confidential.

Domestic Violence (English)

Victims find strength and courage in meeting with other people who have experienced domestic violence. Many times victims of domestic violence feel they are alone and isolated. Our group helps break down this isolation and offers support and skills needed to move beyond victimization.

The group is open to all victims of domestic violence. The domestic violence need not be physical. People who are victims of emotional, verbal or sexual abuse are also welcome. This support group is held on Mondays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Childcare services are provided.

Call our office (773-9272) for the location of the meetings. Your call will remain confidential.

Victimas De Violencia Domestica

Las victimas encuentran fuerza y valor al encontrase con otras personas que an pasado por la experiencia de violencia domestica.

Muchas veces las victimas de violencia domestica se sienten solas y aislados. Nuestro grupo les ayuda a romper ese aislamiento y les ofrece apoyo y las destrezas necesarias para asi moverse mas alla de la victimizacion.

El grupo esta abierto para todas las victimas de violencia domestica.

La violencia domestica no solo tiene que ser fisica. Hay personas que son victimas de abuso emocional, verbal o abuso sexual, estos tambien son bienvenidos. Ofrecemos Servicios de Niñera.

Llame a nuestras officinas (773-9272) para fechas y horarios de las reuniones. Su llamada sera estrictamente confidencial.

Parenting

A Sense of Family is a culturally sensitive support group that offers effective approaches to parent empowerment. Our belief is that positive parenting strengthens families. We provide parents with information and support through group discussions, guest speakers, videos, and resource materials.

Our parenting classes are run by a trained facilitator and are held two nights per week. Each session lasts for two hours. Sessions are currently being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and baby-sitting services are provided.

Learn how to handle conflicts positively and deal with those problems we are faced with as parents today. Contact us now and find out how you can participate in A Sense of Family.

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The Women's Coalition of St. Croix
P.O. Box 222734
Christiansted, VI 00822-2734

Telephone: (340)773-9272
Facsimile: (340)773-9062

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