24-hour Helplines
Domestic Violence: (209) 465-4878
Sexual Assault: (209) 465-4997
Youth: (209) 948-1911
Youth (Toll Free): (800) 769-4357


Support Groups

Domestic Violence Support Groups



(Adults or Teens)

Tuesdays from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesdays from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, contact Hack Xiong,

Domestic Violence Program Coordinator: (209) 941-2611 x 326



1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For more information contact Paula Grech,

Satellite Program Director: (209) 368-3406




The Women’s Center–YFS does not provide childcare. Please do not bring your children.


How to Get Help

Contact our 24-Hour Helplines for immediate assistance.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault

This group is for women who have been assaulted as adults or older teens. It is an informal, self-help model that recognizes the wounding experience and honors the need, and the right, to heal and grow.

Some symptoms a survivor can experiences may include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Fear
  • Loss of Trust
  • Confusion
  • Emotional Shock
  • Powerlessness
  • Isolation

The counseling process can help you to shift your viewpoint and dispel some of the negative messages. Counseling will provide:

  • A safe and secure environment to express feelings
  • A way to discover personal boundaries and set limits
  • Validation and affirmation of feelings
All services are confidential and free of charge.

How to Get Help

For more information please contact Irma Arreola (209) 941-2611 x 317
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For immediate assistance contact our 24-Hour Helplines.

Adults molested as children

A Toolbox for Healing

This is a support group for adults who have been sexually abused during childhood. The group meets once a week for 13 sessions and addresses the effects of the trauma, integrates new coping skills, and allows for processing of the abuse experience through discussion and expressive activities.

Ideally, a child who has been sexually abused has the opportunity to tell someone, be protected from further abuse, and begin a healing process promptly. If this does not happen, the child may carry the experience into adulthood. Feelings of confusion, sadness, fear, and anger may continue to affect the adult, causing low self-esteem, guilt, shame, and struggles with trust and intimacy. Relationships with partners, children, and family of origin may be difficult.

Read more: Adults molested as children

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