The LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group is a closed meeting space for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual abuse to process experiences, develop coping skills, and strengthen feelings of resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Meetings are held weekly on Zoom every Saturday for 8 weeks, and are open to any LGBTQ+ survivor of sexual abuse, ages 18 and older, whether the abuse occurred in childhood or adulthood. An intake and screening is required to participate. This is a CLOSED meeting, pre-registration is required.
This Support Group is co-organized by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center and WestCOP- Victims Assistance Services (VAS), and is co-facilitated by a VAS Clinician and LOFT LGBTQ+ Survivor Advocate.
To participate in the upcoming cycle of the LGBTQ+ Survivor Support Group, contact Samantha Favara, LMHC (she/her) at WestCOP- VAS at (914) 345-3113 x308
Meetings will be held weekly from 10-11:30am on Zoom
Tentative Start Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
To participate, all attendees must:
- Be an LGBTQ+ survivor of sexual abuse, age 18 or older
- Be a NYS resident
- Be able to attend a minimum of 7 out of 8 group meetings (held on Zoom)
- Complete an intake with VAS and The LOFT prior to participating in the group meetings
Please note: This Support Group is not intended for LGBTQ+ survivors currently experiencing abuse. If you are currently in an abusive relationship, please click here to learn more about The LOFT's LGBTQ+ Survivor Advocacy program, Rebuilding Rainbows.
About the co-facilitators:
WestCOP- VAS Clinician
The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center
To enroll, please contact WestCOP- VAS Clinical Coordinator, Samantha Favara, LMHC (she/her) at: (914) 345-3113 x308 or [email protected]
For any other questions please contact Shepard Verbas (they/he), Director of Programs and Services ([email protected])
Are you looking for information on intimate partner violence? Click here to learn more about Rebuilding Rainbows.