Strong Moms, Safe Kids

Strong Moms, Safe Kids is a special group for mothers and children who have experienced domestic violence in their homes. The group is provided free of charge and supports these families in the healing process and in regaining their confidence and skills. The program focuses on the relationship between mothers and their children, recognizing that when a mother experiences intense times in her life, it is difficult to tune into her children’s needs. The group provides children with the opportunity to move beyond what happened in their family in a safe and therapeutic way. By supporting mothers and helping them understand the trauma through their children’s eyes, they are better able to provide the ongoing emotional support their children need.

The Spring 2022 group is full. Please keep an eye out for upcoming sessions or contact Janet De Gazon at to express your interest to be contacted when registration for the next group opens.

This program is for:

  • Mothers who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships
  • Their children, ages 6-18, who have witnessed abuse in their homes
  • Mothers living apart from the person who abused them

Multicultural facilitators are there to meet the needs of those from diverse ethno-cultural groups. Interpreters are available for women and children who do not speak English.

This 10-week group provides opportunities for families to interact together and also provide smaller groups for mothers, older children, and younger children to engage in the week’s topic in age-appropriate ways. 

This group will now be held online.

If you are interested in participating in our Strong Moms, Safe Kids program, please call The Strong Moms, Safe Kids Coordinator at
519.884.0000 x252 or email