Crisis Counseling & Support GroupsAll services are free and confidential
At Interval House, our counselors and advocates talk to callers and work with them to assess their needs and then help them to review their options. We do not tell the client what to do, rather we help them understand abuse, its impact on the victim, their children and their life.
Counselors/Advocates also refer clients to other Interval House and community services as needed.
- The Counselor/Advocate help clients develop an individual safety plan.
- Safety planning is based on the belief the victim knows the abuser and situation better than anyone and so knows better than anyone else how to stay safe..
- The victim is always safety planning and is constantly changing their plan in response to the abuser’s behavior.
Groups meet weekly and are held in a confidential locations in several towns in our service area and are available for women clients of Interval House.
Highly trained staff members and volunteers facilitate support groups where participants talk about their experiences and feelings and share ideas. In this environment women become more savvy about the similar tactics used by abusers and realize they are not alone.
We provide information on a range of issues including:
- Safety Planning
- The law
- Domestic violence issues and topics
Support groups rebuild self-esteem so victims feel empowered to make their own decisions and direct their own life. Childcare is available for all groups. Groups are offered in both English and Spanish.