DV Counseling & Support Groups
Individual DV Counseling
We understand that sometimes individuals feel that they cannot leave an abusive situation, but that they do need support and education about domestic violence, personal safety and healthy relationships. The program provides DV Counseling Services to empower victims of domestic violence to feel more in control of their lives and their choices; and most importantly, to make choices that will keep them and their children safe. Through one-on-one counseling they will set goals; work toward a greater understanding of domestic violence including personal safety, self-esteem, boundaries and healthy relationships; and will begin to take the steps they choose in order to remain safe whether they remain in the relationship or decide to leave an abusive relationship.
Domestic Violence Counseling Services are provided free to individuals in western Niagara County who have experienced abuse, but who are not currently receiving shelter services. Victims of domestic violence can receive counseling services by appointment in their homes, at our main office, or in another location where they feel safe. For more information or to schedule an appointment with the DV Counselor call 716-285-6984.
In addition to individual domestic violence counseling, support groups are offered for individuals who have experienced abusive relationships. It is extremely important that they realize that they are not alone in their struggles. The Support Groups provide a safe place to learn from each other and to share and support each other in ways that help them grow and heal from an abusive relationship.
We also offer Children’s Support Groups for children who have witnessed domestic violence AND whose parent is supportive and engaged in counseling as well. Children’s groups are held at the same time as the adult groups for the convenience of the families.
For more information about how you can participate in a DV Support Group call the Passage House DV Services at 716-285-6984