Working to end violence


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 provide a safe, supportive environment enabling constructive sharing. All groups meet on a regular basis.

  • Breaking the Silence – a weekly evening group for adult female survivors of sexual abuse or sexual assault.
  • Guys’ Group – a weekly evening group for men who have experienced unhealthy or abusive relationships.
  • SOAR (Survivors Overcoming Abusive Relationships) – a weekly evening group for female survivors of domestic violence or intimate partner abuse.
  • Thrive – a weekly morning or afternoon group for women looking for support around relationship issues or past trauma; this group is also offered in Spanish and Portuguese in the evening.
  • Voices of Courage – a weekly evening group for adult male survivors of sexual abuse or sexual assault.
  • Your Best Life – a weekly late afternoon group offering tools for coping.


  • Contemporary workshops are held throughout the year.
  • Attorney Series – clinics and workshops to provide legal advice and assistance on family law.
  • Financial Education Series – workshops to provide information and tools for managing finances.


  • Girl Talk – an 8-week support group for young college women conducted at Western Connecticut State University.
  • I AM OK! – a 7-week workshop focused on fostering individual self-esteem and anxiety management.
  • Project Be – a 7-week support group series for girls ages 14-17 focusing on empowerment, healthy relationships and safe choices.

All support groups and workshops are FREE and confidential. Registration is required. Please contact our Support Group Coordinator at 203.731.5200, ext. 258, or Volunteer Coordinator at 203.731.5200, ext. 240, for additional information and to register for a support group or workshop.