Because one reason most cited by women for not leaving is lack of support from families and friends, CT-ALIVE, through its “We Are On Your Side” Project, has conducted support groups to educate a key group on how to support a loved one in leaving an abusive relationship. The monthly support group ran in two areas of Connecticut for several years and was attended by family and friends of women who were in abusive relationships, but who might not be ready or able to leave.
While CT-ALIVE no longer offers support groups, it continues to serve these families and friends on an as-needed basis through referrals from other agencies and through the 2-1-1 Info Line. This project addresses a critical, unmet need in our community that can help reduce violence in homes and promote peace for children and families.
DOWNLOAD HERE… a copy of materials produced for support group members to aid in understanding about the dynamics of domestic violence, including the warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship and how to help a loved one currently in such a relationship.Donate