Our centre in Toronto, which has been open for three years, has had great success providing therapy and counselling, peer support, a legal clinic, fathering programs, mentorship and support services for male victims of trauma and violence. They provide services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men's issues and focus on the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and families. However, we are only beginning to develop programs here in Ottawa.
We are looking to start up a drop in style support group for men who have become victims of domestic violence. We are looking for a professional psychologist, psychotherapist, or social worker to run the group along with an experienced volunteer. The number of clients will depend on client turn out but will not be more than 10. Each session of the group will have a different theme such as, masculinity, safety planning, isolation etc. Each client will be assessed before being accepted into the group but will not be expected to attend every session.