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If you are in immediate danger, please call 911!

¡Si está en peligro llame al 911!

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Support Groups

A confidential, safe space to find support and heal

Support groups are...

Empowerment-based, survivor-centered, educational, interactive, safe, supportive, & confidential

Some examples of topics covered in these groups include:

  • Power and Control

  • Abuse red flags

  • Cycle of violence

  • Healthier relationships

  • Managing stress

  • Safety Planning

  • Self-compassion

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma responses

  • Healing

  • Emotional regulation

  • Boundaries

*Intakes are intended for anyone who has not received services before or who has not participated in services for over 1 year. Intakes include filling out paperwork and meeting one on one with a trained domestic violence advocate.

For more information about the intake process and for the intake schedule, please call 352-377-5690.

Gainesville Support Group 

Location: Peaceful Paths Outreach Office

Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Child and teen groups run concurrently with many of our adult support groups!

How Do I Sign-Up to Attend?

  1. Intake* required to participate! 

  2. On Monday the week of group, call 352-377-5690 to sign-up (max of 8 participants)

  3. If you will be bringing children, provide number of kids and ages of kids.

Starke Support Group

Location: Peaceful Paths Satellite Office – Bradford County
403 Georgia Street, Starke, FL 3209

Tuesday: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

(No sign-up required)

NEW! Queer+ Survivors Support Group

Location: Pride Community Center of NCFL

3131 NW 13th St., Suite 62, Gainesville, FL 32609

Times & dates vary, see flyers for more details!

In collaboration with

Pride Community Center of North Central FL 

No intake or prior services required!

Contact Nicole Ramos for more info: NicoleR@PeacefulPaths.org 

Join Us! LGBTQ+ Support Group for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Discussion Topic: Surviving the Holidays and Non-Affirming Family. Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. At Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th Street, Suite 62. Questions? Please contact: AHernandez@PeacefulPaths.org. Location is wheelchair accessible.
Queer+ Support Group for survivors of partner abuse. Discussion Topic: Identifying Abuse Tactics. Thursday January 19, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. At Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th Street, Suite 62. Contact: AHernandez@PeacefulPaths.org. Location is wheelchair accessible.
Queer+ Support Group for survivors of partner abuse. Moving from Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion. Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. At Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th Street, Suite 62. Contact: AHernandez@PeacefulPaths.org. Location is wheelchair accessible.
Queer Support Group. To Forgive, or Not to Forgive. March 9, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Finding Connection After Abuse. March 23, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Dedicated to survivors of partner abuse. Produced by Alex Hernandez (they/she). At Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th Street, Suite 62. Contact: AHernandez@PeacefulPaths.org. Location is wheelchair accessible.

Information for Queer Support Group can be found at our front desk or on our social media @peacefulpaths

Support Group Q&A

Support Group

Q: Who can attend?

A: Any survivor, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship status.

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