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Jan 25, 2018

New domestic violence support group to launch in February

A new support group will begin meeting next month, offering a confidential setting of healing and support for women who have experienced domestic violence.
“The hope is to bring together women who have shared experiences in a safe and supportive environment to let them know they are not alone,” said Victoria Wells, a master’s degree in social work candidate who will lead the group.
The Johnson City/Washington County Family Justice Center brings awareness to the epidemic of domestic violence, provides one-stop access to services, and helps identify and bring new programs to the community.
“The Family Justice Center serves anyone in our community who has been impacted by domestic violence,” said Director Heather Brack. “While safety is immediate and paramount, it is also crucial to provide a chance to heal emotionally.”
The group will be formed with the support of the East Tennessee State University Department of Social Work, which provides individual and group counseling services through the Family Justice Center. There are few if any no-cost support groups or counseling opportunities for women impacted by domestic violence in Washington County. All services at the Family Justice Center are free.
Individuals who are interested in this new program can contact the Johnson City/Washington County Family Justice Center at 423-722-3720 or email fjc@johnsoncitytn.org. 

Contact:
Heather Brack, director
Family Justice Center
hbrack@johnsoncitytn.org
423-722-3720
 

Contact Info:
Heather Brack, director
Family Justice Center
hbrack@johnsoncitytn.org
423-722-3720

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