~ Welcome ~
Have you ever wondered how you could lead your life towards a positive future?
Would you like to learn about the characteristics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships?
The BWS Support Group is your invitation to help pave the way to healthy relationships. You may feel as if you are the only woman in the world who suffers from an abusive relationship - or maybe you are unsure if what you are experiencing is abuse. BWS Support Groups provide the opportunity to be involved with other women also experiencing common areas of concern and personal confusion.
Support Groups offer emotional support and information on various topics that will help attendees find the tools needed to cope and heal from a domestic violence situation.
Groups are helpful because they:
- Provide a safe space
- Decrease self-blame
- Decrease isolation
- Decrease denial and minimization of abuse
- Increase awareness of personal options
- Increase self-respect and autonomy
- Offer new learning provided by new members
Support groups are facilitated by trained employees and are available throughout Summit and Medina Counties, Monday - Thursday, day and evening. For those women who must seek protective shelter, support groups are also held at various times in both counties domestic violence shelters. Groups are completely confidential–last names are not shared unless volunteered - what is said in the room stays in the room.
The purpose of the support group is to help increase your knowledge of domestic violence, power and control issues, give you tools needed to cope and heal, and enhance your self-esteem. You deserve that.
Support groups are your educational resource and the opportunity to connect with other women who can be supportive in problem-solving and to your positive progress. Invest your time and energy in the most valuable person in the world...........YOU!
The cities we currently have groups are:
Support groups are free and all are welcome.
For group locations and times in Summit and Medina Counties, contact the 24 hr hotline: (330) 374-1111 or 1-888-395-HELP (4357) and download a flyer by clicking here.