Support Groups

Social support reduces one’s risk of psychological distress after trauma not just because of the comfort received from others but through instrumental help and practical assistance that accompanies emotional support. Because abusers rely on isolating their victims from supportive family and friends to avoid detection and limit a victim’s options for help, an increase in social support increases their options not only for escape but for proactive assistance.

Support groups help survivors overcome isolation by increasing their social connectedness.

FLVF offers weekly educational support groups facilitated by a counselor, we provide a safe environment to deal with the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and provide important information and empowerment tools for victims.