Facilitators were more than helpful and
very professional. Their empathy was so
good for all of us. The tools they gave us
to achieve more self-esteem were
great. They were immensely caring
human beings and touched all of us with
their great humanity.

Truly everything about these sessions
was tremendous and worthwhile.
Having the other women in the group,
who had gone through similar
situations, was so helpful and they were
so inspiring.

I feel if it wasn't for this group I wouldn't
feel as strong as I am today. I can
honestly say that I am a lot more
confident today than I was 10 weeks ago!

I would recommend this group because
I have found it very positive and
eye-opening. It has changed me.

Iris Kirby House, St. John’s Site: 1 (877) 753-1492O’Shaughnessy House, Carbonear Site: 1 (888) 596-8709

Empowerment Groups

At first you may feel as if you’re all alone in your struggle. As a participant of IKH Empowerment group, you’ll soon discover that abuse happens to many people, for many reasons. Hearing others talk about their struggles and triumphs will inspire you. Likewise, you’ll experience the joy and relief of expressing your emotions without guilt or judgment. You’ll build new friendships, bonding over the things you’ve endured and the new experiences you’ll share.

  • This group offers and educational component as well as an opportunity for self discovery
  • It is a 10 week program offered at least twice a year.
  • Average number of group participants is 10.
  • This group is open to women in the community who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse in her life.
  • Experienced facilitators
  • Some topics for this group include; healthy vs unhealthy relationships, trauma bonding, grieving, boundaries, coping skills and self esteem

Women may contact our crisis lines for further information about empowerment groups.