Support Groups

It is our belief that no one ever deserves abuse, and that safety and love should be present in all relationships. Through our support groups, we hope to facilitate the work of survivors becoming empowered to choose the best course for their physical, emotional, and spiritual safety.

Advocacy-Based Support Groups

Northwest Family Life’s Advocacy and Support Program provides information and support to survivors of domestic violence, those currently dealing with an abusive situation, or those still healing from and remembering past abuse.

If you are interested in joining a support group, please click the button below and fill out our online form or send us an email at hope@nwfamilylife.org.

If you are new to our support groups, we recommend you start with Dynamics of Power & Control. This 8 week course covers ways to safety plan, the cycles of violence, subtle tactics of abuse, reasons why people stay in abusive relationships, how trauma affects us, and guidelines to healthy relationships. Our Dynamics of Power & Control course is designed to offer insight and support for women who have experienced abusive relationships. For those who have been through our Dynamics of Power & Control course, we recommend joining our process group Owning Your Story for further support and resources.

Tabitha Terlunan

Tabitha Terlunan

Tue 6 – 7:30 PM PST
Dynamics of Power & Control.

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Nicole Kalbermatten

Nicole Kalbermatten

Wed 10 – 11:30 AM PST
Dynamics of Power & Control

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Tabitha Terlunen

Tabitha Terlunen

Thu 6 – 7:30 PM PST
Owning Your Story.

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Other Groups

In addition to our Advocacy and Support Program Groups, Northwest Family Life offers a number of other groups that address and discuss issues related to domestic violence, related trauma, and mental health through other lenses.

Kristie Williams

Kristie Williams

Bethany Hiser

Bethany Hiser

Support groups are confidential. All groups are currently held online to be accessible to as many people as possible and are offered on a sliding scale of $0-60 per group. For additional information or to reserve a space in the group, please contact our Front Desk Advocate at frontdesk@nwfamilylife.org.

We encourage you to contact us and allow us to provide you with information, education and support to help you make safe decisions for you and your family. Our advocates can also help you locate housing and shelter services in your area. These services are free of charge. We may also be able to help you find counseling and other resources available at low cost on a sliding scale. For more information please email us at hope@nwfamilylife.org.

Tabitha Terlunen

You are not alone, you are invited to journey with other women who have experienced similar things in their relationships. Together we will learn, grow, and support one another. Tabitha is a graduate student in St. Stephen’s Master’s in Ministry program and a community based advocate through Northwest Family Life.

Nicole Kalbermatten

Nicole’s group is a safe space where survivors can normalize their feelings, rebuild their self-esteem, safety plan, create a support network, and build pathways to healthy futures. There will be opportunities to practice calming and grounding techniques as well as to explore the dynamics of power and control. Together we will learn, heal, and grow in a supportive community.

Nicole has personal experience with domestic violence and has worked at Northwest Family Life for over 5 years, helping to fund programs such as support groups, safe housing for families fleeing violence, and youth mentorship. Nicole delights in seeing survivors find safety and make their own meaningful life choices.

 

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