Each Tuesday evening, YWCA Missoula offers weekly open support groups for female survivors of domestic violence and their children. Groups take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m., and all new and returning participants are invited to join us for a free meal beforehand at 5:00.
New Beginnings Support Group
An orientation group for new members designed to provide a safe space to explore options for support groups as well as other resources that may be useful. Please arrive by 5:15 p.m. for this group.
Living in Peace Support Group
Structured support group with different themes each week, with an emphasis on forward movement through the journey of healing from interpersonal violence.
Domestic Violence Talking Circle
The Domestic Violence Talking Circle acknowledges the power of the circle to represent unity and healing for all women. The group draws from teachings from indigenous elders, Medicine Wheel teachings, prayer and smudge, and an acknowledgment of the impacts of inter-generational trauma on the whole person–emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Individual healing and identity is the goal of this group with the support of the circle to help empower women to continue in their healing process and individual growth. Native and non-Native participants are welcome to attend.
Circle of Healing Group
This group is designed for children of all ages who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence. Therapeutic play and other age appropriate activities are offered in a safe and supportive environment.
Sexual Assault Support Groups
Closed groups for sexual assault survivors and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse are also offered from time to time. For more information about any of our groups, email Carol or call (406) 543-6691.