The clinicians here at Health, Counselling and Disability Services have alerted me to two important support services for women who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic violence.
The first service is called Pathways to Empowerment and is run in the Southern and Western suburbs and near the city.
It is a “9-week course for women who have experienced domestic violence. The group is about reconnecting with yourself, working out what sort of life you want, and the practical steps you can take to achieve this. It includes creative activities about your hopes, values and skills, financial and digital literacy and pathways to further education/work.”
To register and for further information contact the Zahra Foundation on 8352 1889, or firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit the website – http://zahrafoundation.org.au/ to find out what other services the Zahra foundation offers.
The second service is called “Women are strong… Women do survive”. It is an 8-week program run in the Southern Suburbs as a partnership between Relationships Australia, Anglicare, Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service and Centacare.
“Do you sometimes feel like you are walking on egg shells?
Are you confused by your partner or ex-partner’s behaviour
towards you, and think it might be abusive?
Do you feel alone, or uncertain what to do?
This group is offered throughout each school-term of the year and provides a confidential and safe space where we will explore:
- Being a person for yourself rather than a person for someone else
- How to reconnect with our personal strengths
- The effects of abusive or hurtful relationships
- How to manage overwhelming emotions
- Women’s role in the family and society
- Developing strategies for personal safety
To register or for more information, please contact the organisers on 8215 6310 (this is the phone number of Centacare counselling services).