Our Support Groups
We don't heal in isolation, but in community.
- S. Kelley Harrell
We are so excited to partner up with the
MTMV Community Support Network
to be able to offer you peer support groups via Zoom, starting in June 2023!
Our Peer Support Group Is:
Led by Lauren Weingarten (she/her) of MTMV Community Support Network, a credentialed Victim Advocate and Certified Trauma Support Specialist
Focused on building trust and safety
Trauma informed and non-judgmental
Culturally competent and relevant to a wide spectrum of religious observances.
Meets every other week, to start.
An open meeting, but registeration is required prior to each meeting.
Limited to 6-8 participants per session.
A safe space for Jewish survivors of all genders, sexual orientations, and religious levels.
Approximately 60 - 90 minutes long.
Free of charge (but donations are appreciated!)
Lauren Weingarten (she/her) is a credentialed Victim Advocate (NACP) and Certified Trauma Support Specialist. She is the voice and founder of the MTV Community Support Network, one of the first online-based support communities established for survivors & supporters of survivors. Before MTMV, Weingarten had a successful, decades-long career working behind the scenes in TV/Film production. She has since found purpose in understanding trauma and leading conversations surrounding abuse and sexual violence to build and foster a community amongst survivors and their supporters. With years of advocacy training and trauma education, Lauren has focused on developing survivor-led peer support groups, workshops, and virtual community events, bridging local and global communities alike. She also works as a consultant helping research teams and professional organizations strengthen their survivor-informed care. Her best friend is a pup named Tofu and she loves pizza, falafel, and tending to her plants.
(Our Fearless Support Group Leader)
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With Good Support, you can do anything!
It can be pretty intimidating to participate in a support group and it's brave to take the step to join us. Our goal is to create an environment of trust and safety, so that you can be as comfortable as possible to discuss your challenges, successes, and what you need to feel seen, heard, and supported! Click below and let us know that you're interested!
Journaling is a great way to great the junk out of your head and on to paper to help you process! Click here to learn more about the benefits of journaling to your mental health.
Our virtual Journaling Club is on Telegram and is anonymous. Everyday, you'll receive a journaling prompt. You can write, draw, doodle, scrapbook it - whatever feels right to you! You do not have to journal every day, and you can share your entries with the group whenever you want to (or not!). Just take a pic and post - we'll be cheering you on!
Then, once a month, for those who want to, we will schedule a group Zoom drop in, where you can share your favorite entries with the group and hang out with us, live!
This group is open to all Jewish survivors of sexual abuse, over the age of 18, and is free for all participants!