One-to-One Peer Support
Those whose lives have been affected by domestic, sexual, or stalking violence may request to meet one-to-one with a trained New Beginnings advocate. Advocates provide non-judgmental support to help survivors work through trauma and discuss options. Meetings are free and confidential. New Beginnings advocates are available to travel throughout Belknap County to accommodate the transportation barriers faced by many survivors of violence.
A one-to-one meeting may include safety planning, preparing to leave an abusive relationship, rebuilding life after violence, parenting/co-parenting with an abuser, healthy relationships, empowerment, healing and self-care, working with law enforcement, navigating local systems and resources, vocational and educational planning, safe and sustainable housing, legal options, etc.
New Beginnings honors each individual’s lived experience, encourages them to find answers in their own time and in their own way, and allows the survivor to set the pacing, frequency, and direction of peer support meetings.