Partner’s/Support Persons Program:
Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Co-ed Group Meetings
The monthly support person meetings are offered only for the support persons/partners of survivors who are currently registered to attend, attending or have completed a phase 1 program at The Gatehouse. These meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. online. ***Registration is required to attend via email to Jasmine. Partners/Support Persons wanting to attend the monthly meetings must also complete an intake form.
Format: Monthly online meetings, 2 hours, taking place on the last Monday of the month (except Summer and certain holidays) The group offers support for partners/support persons of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in a safe and comfortable environment: A place to come together and have their voice heard.
Risks/Benefits: Peer support group meetings include participants sharing their experiences with various topics impacting the relationship including triggers, inner child, addictions, boundaries, shame/guilt and moving forward. These discussions may include sharing individual perceptions and core beliefs. As with any peer support self-exploration process, such activities may bring up feelings of fear, sadness and anxiousness in the group process. It is strongly recommended that program participants have a support network outside of The Gatehouse including other peers, therapy or social work support. To search for additional mental health support resources in your community check out the e-mental health website https://www.ementalhealth.ca/ or click here For a list of crisis numbers in Ontario click here For a list of Domestic-Intimate-Partner-Violence-Resources in Ontario click here
2022 Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Meeting Dates:
- Monday, Jan 31
- Monday, Feb 28
- Monday, March 28
- Monday, April 25
- Monday, May 30
- Monday, June 27- CANCELLED
- NO MEETING JULY
- NO MEETING AUGUST
- Monday, September 26
- Monday, October 24
- Monday, November 28
- NO MEETING DECEMBER
Time Frames: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm online
Location: Online/Virtual Program
Registration Required: To register for any of the support persons/partners only meetings, please email Jasmine Lem, Program Assistant
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The Gatehouse, a community based charitable organization that provides much-needed support, resources, and community to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse are in desperate need of our support and services and The Gatehouse relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to fund and expand our creative programs including peer support groups, art therapy, wellness workshops, conferences, and the investigation support program.
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