Support Groups

The Network/La Red Telephone Based Support Group for LGBQ/T Survivors of Partner Abuse  

In line with our efforts to keep everyone safe during this pandemic, our Support Groups are held via telephone conference call.

Are you looking for a space to connect with and get to know other LGBQ/T survivors of partner abuse through sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences? 

Support group gives survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace.
 

What is support group like?

Our support group is a safer space where LGBQ/T survivors of partner abuse can show up as their whole selves. 

  • Phone-based: our groups are on the phone! 
  • Free and confidential 
  • Facilitated by 2 TNLR staff or volunteers 
  • No pre-determined agenda: we decide what we want to talk about together  

Who is support group for?

The Network/La Red telephone support group specializes in serving adult lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender survivors of partner abuse. This group may fill in the gap for survivors who cannot attend an in-person support group for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to disability, illness, and geographic location, or the abuse itself. 

How can support group help me?

Some survivors describe their experience of support group as “hearing their story come from someone else’s mouth.” In support group, we can connect with other LGBQ/T survivors, learn from each other, offer mutual support, receive validation, ask questions, engage in general discussions, process thoughts and emotions, and share our experiences when and how we want to.   

When is support group?

Our support groups are held 3 to 4 times per year. Each cycle is made up of 10 weekly callsGroups are generally held during weekdays and the time of groups is determined according to participant and staff availability. 

How do I get into support group?

If you are interested in participating in support group or have any questions, please call the TNLR Hotline at 617-742-4911 OR 800-832-1901 (toll-free). All support group members go through an interview process before beginning group so we can get some context about your situation, go over group guidelines, and make sure it is a good match. 

 

 

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