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LGBTQIA Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence


  • Skills

    • ​Identifying and enhancing skills of resiliency and safety, awareness of triggers, reducing negative self-talk

  • Knowledge:

    • ​Increasing an understanding of IPV, cycles of violence, dynamics of power, and chronic stress/ trauma

  • Connection

    • ​Experiencing validation through group processing and sharing. You are not alone in this.

  • Reflection

    • ​Reflecting on past and present circumstances and making meaning out of experiences. Establishing a sense of self, safety, wellbeing, and future.



  • Rolling admission

  • 90 minutes long

  • Split into two groups:

    • Fridays: 7PM-8:30PM

    • Saturdays: 10AM-11:30AM

  • Limited to a maximum of 12 members per group

How to apply:


  • Applicants must be 18 years or older and dealing with or have a history of intimate partner violence. Groups are open to anyone that identifies as LGBTQIA+



How much does this cost?


  • $25 per session

  • Sliding scale fee request due to financial hardship will be reviewed on case by case basis


About the Instructor

Hi, my name is Karisa (she/her) and I am the facilitator for the LGBTQIA+ Survivors group. I am a cisgender, queer, Asian American (3rd generation) and a cat parent to four lovely bundles of fur. My connection with the LGBTQIA+ community is derived from my own lived experiences and independent reading and studying for self-awareness and competency.


Through my experiences and accumulated knowledge, I am aware of the dynamic between intersectionality and power and control tactics that queer, trans, and gender expansive people can be subject to. I have experience facilitating survivors groups for the population at large and have realized the lack of specific support for the LGBTQIA+ community. My hope is to open a space for those who are in search of support, who are hesitant to seek support due to the lack of representation and valid concerns of acceptance, and to those who lack a voice.


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