24- hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 269-385-3587 or 24- hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 269-385-3587

COUNSELING & SUPPORT GROUPS

YWCA Kalamazoo is dedicated to promoting healing of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Victim Services provides free, one-on-one counseling and victim advocacy to sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking survivors. Additionally, we offer a variety of free support groups for survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault. These are held in English and Spanish. All groups meet at the YWCA of Kalamazoo, 353 East Michigan Avenue (unless otherwise noted). Childcare is available for ALL meetings.  Contact a YWCA Advocate/Counselor to arrange for childcare.

Please contact our office at (269) 385-3587 for more information.

TUESDAY
Violence Based Trauma Support Group
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join other survivors of any violence based trauma and their families for this open, ongoing support group. This meeting has a non-judgmental and supportive environment that fosters self-empowerment and emotional healing. This group will share common experiences to enhance coping skills for dealing with the trauma.

Domestic Assault Support Group
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join other survivors for this open, ongoing support group. This meeting has a non-judgmental and supportive environment that fosters self-empowerment and emotional healing for survivors of domestic abuse.

Sexual Assault Support Group
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This is an open group which provides a safe place for victims to come together to discuss sexual assault and tools to begin the healing process.  This group is ongoing.

WEDNESDAY
Making It Real Parenting Class
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This is a nine week parenting class open to the non-residential and residential survivors of domestic abuse, substance abuse or other crisis situations, who are raising children, are experiencing CPS involvement, or want to gain positive parenting skills.
Please call for more information and to register.

THURSDAY
Youth Survivors Support Group
4:00 pm – 5:30pm
A safe, open space for survivors of sexual assault youth ages 13 to 21 to come and talk about their common experience. This group is open to all individuals who have experienced any form of sexual assault in their lifetime. LGBTQ safe space.

Grupo De Apoyo Para Las Sobrevivientes De La Violencia Doméstica
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Un grupo de apoyo donde se ofrece un lugar seguro para compartir experiencias de la violencia doméstica, conocer a otras sobrevivientes, y facilitar la recuperación de las participantes. Este grupo está en Español y es para hispanohablantes.

 

Emergency Services
If you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence and need help:

YWCA Domestic Assault Program
24 Hour Crisis Line
(269) 385-3587

 

YWCA Sexual Assault Program
24 Hour Crisis Line
(269) 385-3587

All Police departments in the Kalamazoo, MI Area: 911

Bronson Trauma and Emergency Care:
(269) 341-7654
Borgess Emergency and Trauma Center:
(269) 226-7000