After Hours Crisis Hotline:
Counseling & Support Groups
Victimization has long-lasting effects on both adults and children. Through education, you can learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, and other violent crimes. Through counseling, you can explore, and begin to heal from the effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress. Alternatives to Violence offers a safe environment for individual therapy, as well as psychoeducational and support groups, with the assistance of highly trained professionals.
Adults who have experienced childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, or any type of violent crime can receive individual counseling services from a trained professional at no cost.
Success Stories from Counselors:
Geena came to ATV after years of severe abuse from her husband and family. After two years of hard work in therapy, she's going to school, has an apartment, and has made significant progress healing.
Client witnessed domestic violence between her parents. Client had regressed in toileting and had started wearing diapers. After receiving therapy at ATV she has played through her trauma and wears underwear again.
Anne came to ATV as a single mom with no income, transportation, or home. While in housing and therapy, Anne secured a full-time job, fully supports her sons, and was approved for a Habitat home.
Survivors of Domestic Violence/ Pattern Changing / Life Skills
A 12-week closed psychoeducational group**. This group covers the Domestic Violence Survivors program, including red flags, types of abuse, cycle of abuse, and characteristics of abuse. Pattern Changing for Abused Women covers topics such as understanding family dynamics, learning how to set healthy boundaries, assertiveness, and changing patterns of behavior. Additionally, this group covers basic life skills, utilizing Allstate's Financial Empowerment Curriculum.
Survivors of Sexual Assault
A closed support group** for survivors of sexual assault. We ensure a safe atmosphere in which to share your story, learn about the dynamics of sexual assault, and know that you are not alone.
* Open support group—one may join at any time (on-going group)
** Closed support group—one must sign up before the group begins