Support Groups: Healing In Community

Often times, healing in group spaces can bring a feeling of connection and empowerment. BAWAR is proud to offer three types of online groups via Zoom.

Skills Groups

Grupos de habilidades

Skills Groups focus on sharing and developing specific coping skills to further personal healing psychoeducation. Participants may have homework or practice certain activities (like mindfulness, self-soothing, or journaling) during a skills group. Group Facilitators bring a skill and teach that skill to the group.

Support Groups

Grupos de apoyo

Support Groups bring together people with something common with a goal of bringing peace of mind and support to others. Participants in a support group will be expected to share some part of their story with the group, while everyone else listens, without judgement. Group Facilitators interact with whomever is sharing and keep the group moving.

Therapy Groups

Grupos de terapia

Therapy groups are facilitated or co-facilitated by trained mental health professionals. These groups may focus on specific mental health symptoms or participants might share a specific diagnosis. Mental health professionals who facilitate therapy groups will encourage participants to process their feelings out loud during the group.

24-Hour Hotline in English and Spanish
Línea directa las 24 horas en inglés y español
(510) 345-1056

Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Hours: M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays)

Office: (510) 430-1298
Email: bawar@bawar.org