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LGBTQ+ Support Group: Intimate Partner Violence
January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you over the age of 18 and looking for support in dealing with and/or healing from intimate partner violence? If so, join SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program advocates for a facilitated, 6-week virtual support group for LGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence.
Conversations will be lightly facilitated by one of our confidential advocates. In each session participants will be invited to share what’s coming up for them, and to be in conversation and community with other LGBTQ+ participants.
Pre-registration is required. Prior to attending the first group, all registrants will have a short, 5-10 minute phone call with an advocate to make sure that the support group is the right fit for their needs. For continuity and consistency, participants will be asked to commit to all 6 sessions.
This group will meet for 6 Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Those dates are: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28. Please note that we will be skipping a week on 2/14. For the sake of continuity and relationship-building, we ask that participants commit to attending all 6 sessions.
What is intimate partner violence?
Intimate partner violence happens when a significant other uses a pattern of abusive or manipulative tactics to control and/or harm their partner. People of all genders and sexual identities can be survivors of intimate partner violence.
Some examples of intimate partner violence can include: consistently and intentionally refusing to use a partner’s chosen name and/or pronouns; withholding or controlling finances; physical abuse; forcing or coercing a partner into sex; threatening, insulting, or shaming a partner.
Not sure if you’re a survivor of intimate partner violence? Fill out the registration form or call our confidential support line at 802-863-0003 to talk with an advocate about your experiences.
As in-person meetings are still not a safe option for many members of our community, this support group will convene exclusively via Zoom. Additionally, by hosting the support group on Zoom, more people from across the state will be able to participate.
That said, we understand that Zoom might not be a safe option for people who are currently living with the people who are causing them harm. If this is a concern you have, please call our confidential support line to discuss potential options for participation: 802-863-0003
Please denote all accessibility needs on the registration form. This group will meet exclusively via Zoom. For accessibility questions, please contact an advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-863-0003.