We recognize the stress of this year with racial injustices, elections, and a freaking pandemic. With the holidays and traditional gatherings coming up, Hope Harbor*, Lotus*, and Ampersand are collaborating to provide a space for survivors to build community, support each other, share experiences, and build resilience.
This 6 week virtual support group is for survivors of sexual violence. We welcome folks to join on the dates they are available; there is no expectation of attendance every week. During these 6 weeks we will discuss topics such as holiday and election stress, how to ask for support, and preparing for the new year.
Dates and Time
7p - 8:15p (Eastern Time) / 6p-7:15p (Central Time)
November 9: Post-election
November 16: Preparing for Thanksgiving/family gatherings, how to ask for support
*November 23: Dinner table discussions: How to Support Survivors workshop presented by Ampersand
November 30: How did family gatherings go?
December 7: Preparing for family gatherings, what was learned in November?
December 14: Self care for the end of the year
*December 28: Goodbye 2020 workshop presented by Ampersand
January 4: Reflection and Setting Intentions for New Year
This is a virtual group that will occurr via Zoom!
In order to respect the confidentiality of all participants, please attend the retreat in a private space without kids, partners, and other people in the room.
You will need access to internet and a device with a microphone and camera (because you will want to be able to see the materials, a computer or tablet works best!)
This group is for survivors of sexual violence* and over the age of 18.
*What does this mean? Sexual violence experiences fall on a spectrum, and includes harassment, unwanted conversations or pictures, assault, and rape. No matter what your experience is we believe you, your voice matters, and you are welcome in this group.
*Hope Harbor and Lotus are other rape crisis centers that serve the western and south central Kentucky areas. All three centers are held to the same state and federal standards and regulations regarding privacy and confidentiality. Link to their websites here:
Hope Harbor https://hopeharbor.net/