Domestic Violence Programming

Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (Catholic Services)

Catholic Social Services provides a domestic violence program for men who are struggling with a power and control problem based on feminist theory "which views domestic violence as a form of political, social, economic, sexual and physical oppression of women individually and as a group." ADA teaches that "battering is never justified, excusable, provoked, hereditary, out of control, accidental, or an isolated incident with no further dynamics. Battering is not caused by disease, diminished intellect, alcoholism/addiction or intoxication, mental illness or any external person or event. The batterer is responsible for his behavior, not the person who is the target of the battering."

Duration / Frequency

  • 6 weeks
  • Twice a week

Domestic Violence Support Group (Safe House)

Safe House provides a support group for women who identify as a victim/survivor of domestic violence. Participants are educated on power and control from the Duluth Model and empowered to move toward healing from their abusive relationships. Topics addressed cover:

  • Barriers to leaving an abusive relationship
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Healthy relationships
  • Safety planning
  • Substance abuse issues

Duration / Frequency

  • 6 weeks
  • Once a week