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PO Box 482

Eau Claire, WI 54702

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Eau Claire Co: 715.834.9578

Jackson Co: 715.333.2350

Buffalo Co: 715.926.6080

Fax: 715.834.9634

director@boltonrefuge.org

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Support

Groups

Bolton Refuge House support groups are a great way to connect and learn.  One of the most important benefits of participating in a support group is a decreased sense of isolation that people can feel when they have suffered trauma.  In group, lots of feelings are expressed, validated by others, and accepted as normal.  Freedom to express negative feelings in a safe space is necessary for emotional health and prevents overburdening loved ones.  Participants learn to regain previous levels of coping or develop more effective coping skills.  Improved coping skills ultimately enhances self-esteem.  This newfound emotional strength helps the participant to better address other life issues.

Scroll down to learn more about the support groups offered at Bolton Refuge House in Eau Claire, Jackson, and Buffalo Counties!

Support Groups are held on Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM

This group is designed for victims in various stages of trauma recovery to tell their unique story and draw strength from each other.

Please call ahead for more information: 715.333.2350

Domestic 

Violence 

Support 

Group

*Held in Merrillan

LGBTQ+ Support Group

*Held in Eau Claire

Held on Mondays

4:00-5:00 PM

This group is specific to LGBTQ+ victims of intimate partner violence and provides a holistic and LGBTQ+ specific approach in addressing the dynamics unique to LGBTQ+ people. Group is held at the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center.

Peer-to-Peer Support Groups are held on Tuesdays

6:00-7:00 PM

This group is designed for victims in various stages of trauma recovery to tell their unique story and draw strength from each other.

Please call ahead for more information: 715.834.9578

Peer-to-Peer Support Group

*Held in Eau Claire

Child&YoutH

Support Group

*Held in Eau Claire

These groups are held at the same time as Adult Support Groups on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Staff and trained volunteers provide a safe and supportive environment for children to thrive while their parents also heal in a supportive setting.  

For more information, call the Family Interactions Advocate at 715.834.9578

Educational Support Group

*Held in Eau Claire

Educational Support Groups are held on Thursdays

4:30-5:30 PM and focuses on survivor's healing from trauma.

Please call ahead for more information: 715.834.9578