Survivors of gender violence can face significant emotional and psychological barriers following abuse. Our social workers provide one-on-one counseling to clients of all ages and backgrounds, giving them a chance to share their stories and heal. Appointments with our in-house psychologist and psychiatrist are available as needed.
Rebuilding life after abuse can feel lonely and overwhelming. Group counseling, led by social work staff, art and drama therapists, and other experts allows clients to find healing and strength through shared experiences.
Clients in counseling have many additional needs. Through case management services, we provide referrals, public benefits advocacy, accompaniment to appointments, housing support, food pantry access, and a range of other services to help clients build stability in all areas of their lives.
Helpline services, safety planning and additional support are available to address the immediate needs of clients and families seeking to escape violence.
Services for All
We provide skilled and sensitive counseling services to all survivors of gender violence, including LGBTQ individuals, unaccompanied minor immigrant children, children experiencing family reunification, and survivors of trafficking, FGM and forced marriage. Our clinical staff include counselors knowledgeable in the unique needs of immigrant groups including the West African and South Asian communities.
The Survivor Leadership Institute
(Formerly known as the Mentors Program)
Sanctuary clients who have been out of an abusive relationship for at least one year and are interested in serving as peer educators and advocates about gender violence can join the Survivor Leadership Institute. Survivor leaders attend regular meetings and conduct outreach in the community.