DOVE Support Groups

The DOVE Program offers the following support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence:

  • Adult Female Survivors of Domestic Violence (offered in Spanish)
  • Adult Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (offered in English)
  • Adult Female Survivors of Sexual Assault (offered in English)

All support groups meet at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and run periodically throughout the year. Our Hospital is easily reachable by public transportation and conveniently located near two major subway lines.

What Are the Benefits of Support Groups?

Support groups can offer many benefits to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, from psycho-education to a sense of community and belonging. The most widely recognized benefits of group therapy are the shattering of isolation, self-blame and shame — what once felt unbearable becomes bearable in the presence of other survivors who understand, don't judge, and offer compassionate listening.

DOVE Support Groups

Support groups offered at DOVE are time-limited, ranging from a few weeks to few months. Our support groups vary in size, usually from 6 members to 10 or more, and meet either weekly or biweekly. The support group for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence is held during the day, and the support group for English-speaking survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault is held in the evening. Please call to enquire about specific dates and times.

Are DOVE Support Groups Free?

Yes! As every other service provided by DOVE, we are proud to offer support groups to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault completely free of charge.

How Do I Join a Support Group?

A prescreening interview is required in order to qualify for our support groups.

Please call Verena Salvi at 212.305.3569 or email ves9033@nyp.org, if you are interested in joining the support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or adult survivors of sexual assault.

Please call the DOVE hotline at 212.305.9060 if you are interested in joining the support group for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence.

Contact

Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168 Street
New York, NY 10032
212-305-9060
Email: dove@nyp.org

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