Direct Service

Survivors of Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

For women and children who have endured the trauma of domestic violence, having a safe space in which to share their experiences and connect with others who have suffered the same abuse is vital to their self-restoration and healing. A less threatening and often more effective means of reaching these trauma-affected women and their children is through dramatic and symbolic expression of feelings and experiences that might otherwise be buried or too frightening to reveal. CANY groups provide a creative, healing environment in which narratives of suffering and survival can be shared and transformed into new stories, roles and possibilities for the future.