Parents & Caregivers

Participation in a support group is one way in which survivors have been shown to experience increased support and a decrease in feelings of isolation, stigma, and shame. Support groups may help to connect survivors with social support and a safe, confidential space to move forward in their healing process. There are many potential benefits of participating in healing groups:

SUPPORT GROUPS @SAHC

Starting September 20th, 2017, join us every other Wednesday for guided peer healing

Please check out our Event Calendar for specific dates & times.

Women

  • Sharing information

  • Expression emotions in a safe place

  • Learning new coping strategies

  • Finding hope

  • Experiencing validation and normalization of feelings, experiences, and trauma responses

  • Giving and receiving support

  • Building or expanding one's support network

  • Identifying with others

  • Experiencing compassion and empowerment

  • Increasing self-esteem

Adapted from "The Power of Social Connection: Developing and Coordinating Sustainable Support Group Programs for Survivors of Sexual Violence." (Graham, L., Powell, R., Karam, A.)

Children & Preteens

Teens & Young Adults

© 2017 by SAHC

Office Phone: 304-234-1783

Fax: 304-234-8231

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-884-7242

All services are free and confidential.

The Sexual Assault Help Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, disability and/or age in the delivery of services.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6764

Wheeling, WV 26003

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