H.O.P.E. Works offers free support groups for survivors of sexual violence. H.O.P.E. Works is currently offering the following groups:
Our longest standing support group, The Healing Journey, is for survivors and addresses common responses to sexual assault and abuse, the impacts of trauma, and the stages of healing. Participants are offered the space to share their personal experiences and to participate in healing activities such as art, movement, and guided imagery. The Healing Journey is offered twice a year for 6 to 8 weeks, and group members are encouraged to attend all meetings.
H.O.P.E. Works holds drop-in hours every other Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00pm at our office in Burlington. This time is an opportunity for survivors to access our space in an informal way to learn more about our services, borrow from our resource library, schedule a meeting with an advocate for ongoing support, work on homework, receive help filling out paperwork, or just have a safe space to be for a couple hours. Our space and capacity do not make it possible for survivors to receive crisis advocacy or support during these drop-in hours. We seek to make this space fluid and adaptable to the diverse needs and wants of survivors.