The women’s intervention program is an integrated part of the services provided at Alternat’Elle. We offer both, individual and group counseling for women.
During the individual intervention the counselor at Alternat’Elle provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, respectful and supportive space, which allows women to engage in the process of devictimisation and empowers them to regain control of their life. During the intervention process the counselor helps women to restore their self-esteem, to connect with their needs, and to recognize their potential and their ability to free themselves from the cycle of violence. It also encourages them to claim and defend their rights.
When needed, the counselor accompanies the women through the legal procedures as well as provides information and referral to the appropriate community services that women have identified as needed.
The group intervention provides the possibility to establish relationships between the women living at Alternat’Elle, which facilitates solidarity and mutual support among them. We provide psychosocial workshops as well as discussion groups topics related to the consequences of conjugal violence.