For Domestic Violence Survivors
A helpful first step for many survivors who feel unsure of where to start, 180 offers a series of five individual counseling sessions focused on safety planning, guidance, and parenting in the context of domestic violence. Survivors are provided with both direct support and strategies to help their child’s healing process, too. Individual counseling is available at our secure Hazlet office.
Support, Advocacy, Guidance & Empowerment (SAGE): A psycho-educational support group that focuses on domestic violence. Counselors approach a different topic each week, including:
Women In Transition (WIT): After completing the SAGE Group Counseling Program, survivors can participate in the six-month WIT Program which empowers them to continue healing from their trauma experiences. The WIT Program gives survivors strength through support and strategies to continue moving forward on their journey. A new topic is explored each session, including:
Financial Empowerment: A multi-week educational support group and workshop program which provides survivors with the tools to become financially independent, including learning how to budget, debt reduction, credit repair, and setting financial goals. Experienced by most domestic violence survivors, financial abuse is often a primary reason why survivors remain in or return to an abusive relationship. The financial education curriculum used is designed specifically for survivors and helps them build a hopeful path away from abuse and towards a safe & secure future.
See “Signs of Domestic & Sexual Violence” Section for a list of Financial Abuse Tactics.
Shore Regional Outreach: Provides culturally sensitive individual and group counseling to Caucasian, Latinx, and Men & Women of Color who have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence. Our caring and informed staff ensure that cultural differences and language are not barriers for survivors seeking our support and services, which are all free of charge and confidential regardless of immigration status.
Our staff also regularly offers educational presentations about domestic violence and 180’s programs & services to community partners, schools, and agencies.
For Sexual Violence Survivors
A helpful first step for many survivors who feel unsure of where to start, 180 offers a series of five individual counseling sessions focused on safety planning, guidance, and support for survivors of sexual violence. Individual counseling is also available for teens and can be provided to family members and significant others to understand how to best support their loved one and cope with their personal reactions to sexual violence. Individual counseling is available at our secure Hazlet office.
Counseling is offered to all survivors regardless of when their experience of sexual violence or abuse occurred. Counselors provide psycho-educational support groups for survivors in which they are gently guided through trauma recovery in a safe and supportive environment. Teen and male groups are available when there are enough survivors interested in forming one.