What is the Women’s Empowerment Group?
The Women’s Empowerment Group provides a safe place for women who have been battered to confidentially discuss the abuse they are experiencing in their own life as well as what they are learning through the 13 steps in the group which are designed to walk women through the fundatmentals of becoming self-empowered.
What are the 13 Steps to Empowerment?
The 13 steps are: Reclaiming Control of Our Lives; Defining Freedom and Oppression; Introduction to Our Authentic Self; Examining Dependent Behaviors; Learning to Deal with Guilt, Blame, and Anger; Recognizing Our Internal Oppressor; Processes of Healing and Healthy Relationship; Exploring Our Own Reality; Our Inner Calling; Learning From Our Past/Builing Our Future; Developing an Assertive Belief System; What Part Do We Play In All of This?; Moving Beyond Our Own Back Yard.
What do I need to do to Start the Group?
Women can feel free to join in at any time regardless of what steps (if any) they have previously covered. You just show up. Whatever commitment you make to attend the group belongs to you, and you may quit and join again any time.
Do I have to Share in Group?
Though you are encouraged to share in the discussion, you are not required to do so. Many women do not speak until they have attended a couple of group meetings an their comfort level is raised.
Is there Childcare Available?
Advocates for Family Peace provides a support group for the children of women attending the Women’s Empowerment Group.
When and Where does the Group Meet?
The group meets on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:30 at the Advocates for Family Peace office.