SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups offer an opportunity for individuals with shared experiences to come together in a safe space, to work on their own healing processes and offer support and encouragement to one another. The goal of the support groups is to help members cope with stressful life events and as a result, help members feel revitalized and strong.

 

Groups are held in a safe location, and all discussions during group meeting are kept confidential. Joining these groups and attending workshops are free. Our support groups are also offered in Spanish, and childcare is provided at no cost. Please see below for details regarding our various support groups and workshops.

For more information about our support groups, please contact the support group coordinator at 919-968-4610 or email groups@compassctr.org  for groups in English and latinxgroups@compassctr.org for Spanish-language groups.  

Domestic Violence Support Group I


This 8-week group is open to women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual, or physical abuse. Topics discussed include dynamics of domestic violence, the relationship between thoughts and feelings, boundaries, managing emotions, self-esteem, and self-care.




Domestic Violence Support Group II


This 8-week group is a continuation of the Domestic Violence Support Group and open to those participants who would like to go further in their group-support experience. This group covers healthy relationships, sexuality, identity, setting boundaries, self-care and setting goals.




Domestic Violence Writing Group


This 8-week group is open to women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual, or physical abuse. The group is a space to explore the use of writing in the service of healing and share writing in a safe, non-judgmental space.




Relationship Endings and Healthy Beginnings


This 8-week group is open to women who have experienced or are contemplating separation and/or divorce/termination of a long-term relationship. The group will address common issues that women face during this process, such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, legal and financial concerns, parenting/co-parenting issues, and managing change. The focus of the group will be to provide support, encouragement, and information in a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment.




Self-Esteem Support Group


This 8-week group is open to women who want to work on building their self-esteem and encourage others in their own journey of personal growth. Topics discussed in the group include self-compassion, self-care, and building connections with others. This group welcomes survivors of domestic violence




Art of Healing Workshop


This workshop is offered monthly. Participants are invited to an afternoon of art-making, processing, self-care, creative expression, mindfulness and community. Participants will be led through art and writing activities with a focus on expression, hope, healing, and strengths. No previous art-making or writing experience is required.




Coping Through the Holidays Workshop


This workshop is offered annually in December as the Holidays are often a difficult time for survivors of domestic violence. Compass Center is inviting survivors to participate in this evening of sharing, learning, and community, focusing on the particular challenges of the holiday season.




Friends & Family / Secondary Survivors Workshop


Your presence and support can be an invaluable benefit to your friend or loved one. This workshop will help family; friends, and secondary survivors understand why someone stays in an abusive relationship and how to help safely. As a witness of abuse, you may want to do anything you can to make it better, yet also feel like there is nothing you can do to make it better. Join us to find answers to some of your questions and to gain a deeper of understanding.





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210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 919-968-4610

Hotline (24/7): 919-929-7122

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Compass Center for Women and Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.