Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire offers a weekly educational support group for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Groups are facilitated by trained advocates who are there not only to offer education, but also to provide support and referral to agencies that meet the needs of a support group member.

Our support group is an on-going, open group but does require an intake. All participants are committed upholding confidentiality of all other group members including the stories and information shared. A typical group begins with a check-in. Everyone checks in with how their week has been, identifying any struggles or high points. After check-in, we begin a discussion or activity. Then, we check-out, making sure everyone is in a safe space.

Discussions cover such topics as learning about boundaries, identifying characteristics of healthy relationships, building support networks, and identifying strengths. Some activities include creating collages, writing prompts, and practicing self-care.

If you’d like more information about support group, please contact our facilitator, Jessica, at 603-225-7376

Our Services Include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.

Hospital Accompaniment

Hospital Accompaniment

Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

24-hour Crisis Line

24-hour Crisis Line

1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Conversations with Crisis Line volunteers and advocates are protected under NH confidentiality statute 173C. This means that information shared during a crisis line call or one-on-one conversations with "on-duty" advocates cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The only exceptions to confidentiality is in regards to abuse of a child or abuse of an incapacitated adult.
Services are provided regardless of gender, age, health status, HIV status, physical mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, religious or political affiliation.