If you are in immediate physical danger, please call 911.

Support Groups

Safe Passage offers a variety of support groups at our office and in the community for survivors who feel they can benefit from sharing their experiences with others.

Our group counseling is designed to break the isolation and build a sense of community and support for survivors. For many survivors, a support group may be the only place where they can share their stories, engage with others, and develop strategic solutions to their concerns in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Others participate in a support group to complement the individual counseling they receive at Safe Passage. Our support groups are facilitated by staff counselors.

Current Support Groups

Weekly Drop-in Support (English)

Mondays, 5–6pm

The Bridge Family Resource Center, Amherst, MA

This group is open to survivors of all genders. Snacks and childcare are provided.

Weekly Women's Drop-in Group

Tuesdays, 10am–12pm

Safe Passage Main Office, Northampton, MA

This support group is for women only. If you do not identify as a woman, but would be interested in joining a support group at our Northampton office, please contact us at 413-586-1125.

Weekly Drop-in Support (Spanish)

Wednesdays, 5–6pm

The Bridge Family Resource Center, Amherst, MA

This group is open to survivors of all genders. Snacks and childcare are provided.

What you need to know

Hotline counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide support and information at (413) 586-5066.


Would you benefit from on-going counseling and support? Call our office 9-5, Monday-Friday, to make an appointment with one of our counselors: (413) 586-1125.

“I’d always been an independent, resourceful person. After I came to Safe Passage, I said, ‘Oh my gosh. He’s been so controlling the whole time we’ve been married.’ The other women in the support group really helped me understand.”

— Support Group Participant

We're Here for Everyone

Safe Passage advocates for safety, healing, and justice for our entire community. We are here for everyone who has experienced domestic violence or relationship abuse.

LGBQ/T survivors

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Safe Passage welcomes men, women, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors, and folks of no gender.  We serve people of all sexual orientations.

Children

Safe Passage is here for children who have witnessed domestic violence or experienced abuse, and their supportive adults.

Rural survivors

Through a partnership with the Hilltown Community Health Centers, Safe Passage meets survivors in the rural hilltowns of Hampshire and Hampden counties.  We can come to you.

Latinx survivors

Se Habla Español.  Safe Passage ofrece sus servicios en Inglés y Español, en nuestra oficina de Northampton y en  localidades en nuestra comunidad.

We offer services in English and Spanish, at our office in Northampton and in locations throughout the community.

Survivors with disabilities

Our office and shelter are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Our counselor/advocates can help with medical and disability-related concerns.

Immigrants

Immigrants and refugees are welcome here.  We will not ask for any documents. We will keep your story confidential.  We can provide services in many languages. We're here to help.

Las personas inmigrantes y refugiados son bienvenidos a Safe Passage.  No pedimos documentación. Sus historias son confidenciales. Proveemos servicios en varios idiomas. Estamos aqui para ayudarles.

Other ways we can help

Counseling

Safe Passage offers a variety of support groups for survivors who want to share their experiences with others. Our support groups are facilitated by staff counselors.

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Legal Services

Legal issues are often key to a family's ability to be safe and build a new life. Our Legal Program provides legal advice and representation to survivors of domestic violence with cases in Probate and Family Court.

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Children's Services

Our counselors provide a safe and supportive place for you to talk and be heard, whether you need to prepare for a court appearance or develop a safety plan, tell your story of abuse, or need help solving a problem.

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