Turning Point offers confidential resources to individuals and families.
Participation in support groups can be a key to unlocking the loneliness, shame, and isolation that surround households threatened by domestic violence.
Support groups fight this isolation on a number of different levels.
- They connect victims who are experiencing or have experienced violence in their relationships and give them a safe, confidential forum in which to speak about the unspeakable and draw comfort from those who understand.
- They provide the acceptance necessary for victims who are unsure of their next step, even if that next step involves remaining with the abuser.
In their landmark study of domestic violence, Neil Jacobsen and John Gottman, describe support groups as a place where women, teens and men can explore alternatives in lifestyle and life goals. An atmosphere of respect, safety, and empathy rekindles the resiliency, strength, and inventiveness of victims who have coped in relationships that are demeaning and, in some instances, life-threatening.**
Turning Point offers a variety of Support Groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence, as well as their families. A few of the current groups include a Support Group for Women, a Teen Support Group, a group for Women Over the Age of 55, and a Children’s Support Group.