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women's support group

This group employs a variety of therapies to help women and girls who have survived trauma and domestic violence regain their confidence and learn how to build positive healthy relationships. The support group meets once-a-month in-person and virtually.


Through this group program, one learns to know and feel boundaries, holding them in an attuned, kind, and confident way. In some instances, the Women’s Support Group integrates the rescue horses at the Sanctuary to help instill positive relationship-building, in a safe and “sacred” space, especially for those with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

This program is open to all committed to self-growth, empowerment, and healthy relationships.

2024 Dates

9:30AM Georgetown, CA

Saturday, June 21st
Saturday, July 19th
Saturday, August 16th

Saturday, September 20th
Saturday, October 18th
Saturday, November 15th



Journey to the Heart was established to help heal the scars of trauma and abuse with the help of horses. This program was developed to help women and girls who have survived domestic abuse regain their confidence and learn how to build positive relationships again. Connecting successfully with a horse is about building a relationship with clear communication and self-regulation. In asking for a horse’s trust you learn to know and feel boundaries holding them in an attuned, kind and confident way. Working with horses instills positive relationship-building, in a safe and “sacred” space, especially for those with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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Domestic Abuse

Sexual Assault

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used by one partner to establish power and control over another partner. Abusers use fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence, to establish and maintain control. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse. 


If you think you, or someone you know, could benefit from any of our programs, contact us today at 530-863-3367 or by email.


We Are Survivors

My advice to other survivors is to reach out and accept the support that you need. There is no shame in getting help, EVERYONE needs help at times. Remember it takes time, for me it has taken many years. Now I am on the other side and want to show others there is no reason to be afraid or ashamed. WE are not the ones who did something wrong! You are worthy, you are loved, you deserve this help. And remember one day, your story will help others to leave too...

I am no longer afraid. I am no longer ashamed. It has taken me many years to reach this healing, and I hope sharing my story in some small way helps others to know...You can do it too! (Kristin, California)

I would like to start off by saying this to all women going through any type of abuse: Stay strong and know that you are worth fighting for! Many of us that have been through abusive relationships tend to be more reserved, shy, and timid. It is time for us to stand proud and be heard! I was in a very abusive relationship for almost 6 years until I just couldn't take it anymore. The last time was when I already left and trying to start over. I got computers thrown at me, my knee crushed between two cars, and dragged down steps by my hair. After that I moved to a totally different state with no money, no place to live, no car, and very limited funds. I also had my 4 children with me. It was hard but I started over with only the support of my loving children. The point of this story is: You do have the strength to get out, the determination to be safe, and the courage to start over! Don't waste your life being someone else's cruel enjoyment. There is more out there for you. (Sabrina, Missippi)

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Call us for our resource packet 530.863.3367

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
TTY 1.800.787.3224


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