“It has helped me understand myself and move forward, letting go of my awful past. The facilitators were such sensitive people, making us feel safe and not judged. I was able to set new goals and share experiences with others.” -Support Group Member
The Women’s Center provides individual and support group counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence as well as those dealing with other major life crises. Services are also available for family members and significant others.
Counseling services provide critical intervention, opportunity for healing, and assistance in the development of client-centered safety plans which minimize risk and danger level. 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 meet at the Center on a regular basis.
- Breaking the Silence
- SOAR – Survivors Overcoming Abusive Relationships
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy
- I AM OK! – Reclaiming Your Self-Esteem
- “Good Grief” Workshop
- Voices of Courage
Please click here for a PDF of more information about each of the support groups we offer.
The Center is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening and Saturday morning individual counseling appointments are available upon request.
Registration is required for all support groups. Call 203-731-5200 for schedule information and to register. All services and programs are free and confidential.
Advocacy services are provided on both an individual and system level. The Women's Center has advocates housed at Danbury Superior Court available for on-site counseling and safety planning strategies. Through the advocacy program the client learns to navigate medical, criminal and legislative systems. The Center's advocacy work extends to legislative, criminal justice, medical and educational institutions to obtain changes in laws, procedures and quality of response.