What we're about
This is a meetup group that focuses on coping strategies and wellness support for individuals in the process of a contentious divorce with a narcissistic spouse. This is a meetup group to provide new friendships and facilitate honest discussions for people experiencing the difficulties associated with divorcing an emotionally and verbally abusive spouse. Members must be already separated and in the process of a divorce. The purpose of this meetup is to discuss coping strategies and practice putting those strategies into action. Divorce can be traumatic and isolating. Let's do our best to make it a time for setting healthy boundaries, encouraging personal growth through sharing, and rebuilding our social lives through friendship.
This meetup is open to residents of Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, and City of Alexandria only PLEASE. Perhaps in time we will expand to DC area or open sister meetups. Members MUST attend a meetup within two months of joining. Members who have been inactive for over 3 months will be removed from the group. These measures are necessary to encourage active participation and confidentiality....also to discourage lurkers and trolls. : ) Thanks for understanding.
Please Note: We care....so please be aware....
This is not a mental health support group.
We are not providing counseling or mental health services.
We are not a support group for individuals considering separation and/or divorce. We are not a support group for victims of domestic violence because such a complex and potentially dangerous situation should be handled by professionals.
If you are experiencing a crisis or are in danger and need assistance...please call 911 and/or the hotlines .
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800 442-HOPE (4673) or for online chat http://hopeline.com/
Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit
3300 Woodburn Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Arlington County Hotline (24 hrs): 703-358-4848
CrisisLink (24 hrs): 703-527-4077/800-784-2433
Physical & Sexual Abuse Violence
ADAPT Program Intake Line (for abusive men): 703-968-4000/703-968-4052
Domestic Violence Action Center
* Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 703-360-7273; TTY 711 **
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**SAFETY ALERT** If you are in danger, call or text 911
NVFS Multicultural Center
24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline: 703.360.7273.
The Women's Center-Vienna, VA
Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Information and Advocacy services, please contact Allison Medina at (703) 281-2657 ext. 272 (dial # before the extension) or by email at email@example.com
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence 24-hour Hotline
Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)
(703) 246-4573Office for Women
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Fairfax County Police Department Victim Services Section (criminal cases)
Artemis House – A Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
(703) 435-4940 – 24 hours
ADAPT: Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Doorways for Women & Families (available only to Arlington County Residents)
703-237-0881 – 24 hour hotline
Arlington Violence Intervention Program
703-228-4848 – 24 hour hotline
703-228-1550 – main number
Alexandria Domestic Violence Program
(703) 838-4911 – hotline
Alexandria Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit
Alexandria Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Program
(703) 683-7273 – hotline
LAWS/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
(703) 777-6552 – 24 Hour Hotline
(703) 771-3398 – Main number