Living Well Life Skills Empowerment Program is a 14-week, 28-session trauma-informed care program developed to assist women who have experienced the joint traumas of domestic abuse and homelessness. The Living Well program is based on a program model developed in 1990 by the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing and New York Catholic Charities to serve those who have been homeless. The model has been adapted to directly address issues faced by domestic violence survivors. The Beck Institute at Fordham University supports these groups through research, finding that participants in the Life Skills Empowerment Programs experience reduced levels of trauma and increased coping skills after completion of the program. The group size is typically 8-10 women per cycle, and their children are welcomed.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become a participant, email our Living Well Coordinator here.