CAFY offers a variety of groups — Survivors Who Are Free and Empowered (SAFE) as a source of support, empowerment and education. The SAFE groups offered by CAFY are groups which address the impacts of violence and crime on individuals, families and communities. Groups can reduce feelings of isolation and provide a safe place to speak, listen and discover common feelings, thoughts and coping tips.
Below are a few of the groups offered by CAFY:
Support groups have one or two designated facilitator(s) rather then a therapist running the group. The groups are "open" meaning that an individual does not have to commit to regular attendance. Support groups by nature have an agenda that is driven by the group. The goals tend to be less specific and more emphasis is placed on support and education rather then on promoting a specific type of change or growth.
Teen Support Group: Provides support and resources to people 12-18, who have experienced and/or witnessed crime — assault, violence, abuse or intimidation. The goal is to work to reclaim their power over their lives.
Survivors of Sexual Assault: This therapy group provides an opportunity for victims of sexual assault to come together in a safe environment and address the impact sexual violence has had on their life. Group participation provides survivors an opportunity to alleviate shame, isolation and feelings of hopelessness that is not uncommon for survivors to experience.
Non-Offending Parent Support Group: Provides support and resources for parents or guardians whose child has been sexually or physically abused.