CT-ALIVE offers programs that help women reclaim their lives after abuse including the Never Going Back to Abuse Project, the Stepping Forward Program and We Are On Your Side Project. These programs provide valuable tools, resources and road maps, which help victims to grow, heal, change and move on after abuse.
Through the Never Going Back to Abuse Project women uncover their hidden talents, set new goals to awaken their creative potential and create a new, non-violent future for themselves and their children. Women who reclaim their lives in this way are less likely to return to an abusive relationship and/or suffer the long-term physical and psychological consequences of the abuse they have experienced.read more
The Stepping Forward Program is an economic empowerment effort for women who have been abused providing guidance and assistance through individual and group coaching, mentoring and case management so they can live independent, violence-free lives. The program connects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other abuse to a network of community resources for job search, small business development and financial services including resume writing, financial planning, business coaching and financial literacy classes...read more
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...read more