Riseup offers individual counselling to those who have experienced the trauma of domestic violence and abuse in an intimate partner relationship. Any form of abuse has the potential to have a deep and long-term effect on someone’s ability to live life fully. Unravelling the complexities is difficult, and often requires the help of a trained and caring counsellor. Riseup Counsellors specialize in the area of intimate partner violence. Following the first 6 sessions which are offered free, counselors discuss with clients their ability to contribute financially to their counseling. An inability to pay does not impede access to counseling.
Riseup Society Alberta is involved with other community agencies and is open to providing education related to the intimate partner violence (IPV). Riseup can provide information to employers to assist them with staff whose attendance and functioning my be impaired due to the impact of IPV. For information or to request a presentation contact the Riseup office at 780-739-7473.
Riseup Society offers support groups for those impacted by intimate partner violence.
Groups are based on the understanding that profound healing is most often experienced in the context of a safe and supportive community. All groups focus on educating participants on the dynamics and impact of abuse, and on assisting them in their journey towards a holistic healing of mind, body and spirit. Groups are offered when Riseup has enough participants to form a group. If you are interested in attending a group, please contact the Riseup office at 780-739-7473.