Enroll in a Support Group

OVA offers virtual support groups to help crime victims build resiliency. 

Office of Victim Advocate

About Our Groups

Our support groups are facilitated by a licensed, clinical social worker who is experienced in addressing trauma and building resiliency skills. Our groups run for six – eight weeks and are held online. These groups are free of cost and offer a place of support and connection. 

Each support groups utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and body-oriented exercises. Sessions include an educational/structured piece along with time for open conversation. 

Support Group Goals:

  • To understand trauma and its impacts on our lives 
  • To understand positive coping mechanisms and techniques 
  • To promote healing and resiliency 

 

Please contact us at ra-ovainfo@pa.gov to initiate the intake process.

 

This virtual support group will use cognitive behavorial techniques, mindfullness, expressive arts, and body-oriented exercises. Each session will include an educational/structured piece along with time for open conversations. 

The goals of this group are:

  • to understand trauma and the impacts on our lives
  • to understand positive coping mechanisms and techniques
  • to promote healing and resiliency

 

This support group is held once a week for 8 weeks. 

This virtual support group is available to anyone who has experienced trauma from gun violence, or the death of a loved one due to gun voilence. The goal of this group is to help members cope with challenges due to their experience and provide them with support and resiliency building tools. 

The goals of this group are:

  • provide a save and supportive environment for survivors of gun violence to come together
  • provide encouragement in developing coping techniques and incorporating self-care into daily life
  • promote Resiliency building skills and support for individual healing

 

This group is held once a week for 8 weeks. 

Contact OVA

Please contact OVA today to enroll in a Support Group, or to get additional information. 

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Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm

800-563-6399

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