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Support Groups

Toivo offers classes, workshops, support groups, special events, retreats, offsite wellness programs and trainings. All of our activities are facilitated by expertly trained staff who use their passion and skills to create an engaging and trauma-informed experience.

Women’s Group

Toivo offers a welcoming space for women to gather to share with, and support one another through life’s daily challenges. Sometimes, in recovery (no matter what we are in recovery from) we feel alone and/or overwhelmed in everyday life. This group provides a place for women to meet and talk.

We welcome those who are just taking their first steps toward trying to change their lives and those who already have experience traveling the path of recovery. In this group, we share our stories and life experiences with hope and encouragement. We are women meeting together to remind ourselves, and one another, that we don’t have to travel alone on our path of recovery!

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Men’s Group

Men’s Group is a safe space to open up, set goals, hold accountability, and work together as men. This is an opportunity to change the story men have heard—that it is weak to feel—to a new story where there is strength in vulnerability.

It’s time to come together, grow, form bonds, and redefine our belief structures about what it means to be a man. Through mind-body practices, active listening, sharing, team-building exercises, as well as some fun and meditation, we will co-create a space to connect on a deeper level.

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Beyond Anger and Violence

Dr. Stephanie Covington created this inspiring curriculum, presented in workshop form, to start the conversation with women about anger and violence. Many women have spent years focusing their anger inward or outward and have established patterns in their lives that may have created difficult circumstances and/or resulted in unpleasant consequences.

This twenty-session workshop, divided into four segments, invites us to explore different areas of our lives. The sessions focus on our strengths and help us to examine the ways that we, as women, express our emotions. This workshop will allow for open discussion around the sensitive topics of anger and violence and provide positive suggestions we can apply to our lives.

We will learn together and from one another. We will continue working toward being our best selves, for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, and for our world.

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Healing Trauma

Dr. Stephanie Covington created this inspiring curriculum, presented in workshop form, to start the conversation with women about anger and violence. Many women have spent years focusing their anger inward (or outward) and have established patterns in their lives that may have created difficult circumstances and/or resulted in unpleasant consequences.

This twenty-session workshop, divided into four segments, invites us to explore different areas of our lives. The sessions focus on our strengths and help us to examine the ways that we, as women, express our emotions. This workshop will allow for open discussion around the sensitive topics of anger and violence, and will provide positive suggestions, which we can apply to our lives.

We will learn together and from one another. We will continue working toward being our best selves, for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, and for our world.

This 20-week workshop is divided into four – 5 week segments. We accept new members every five weeks – each time we begin a new segment.

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Hearing Voices Network

Although as many as 1 in 10 people hear voices, many choose not to talk about them. A Hearing Voices Support Group is a place where people can talk about their experiences of voices, visions and unusual perceptions without fear of judgment. It offers mutual support and friendship, with the opportunity to explore your experience and learn from others with similar stories.

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Rainbow Alliance

Rainbow Alliance is a peer-led support group for LGBTQ+ adults or allies seeking a safe and reliable network of individuals who together can create and use tools to help navigate the everyday experiences of the community.

Taylor and Demetrius are interested in creating a space where people can be honest about their struggles and also have fun.

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Alternatives to Suicide

Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-run support group for people struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, as well as for those who are affected by the suicidal thoughts or actions of others. This group is an open forum to talk about topics directly related to suicide or whatever else needs to be expressed. People are encouraged to come during times of crisis, as well as during times of strength.

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Healthy Habits Support Group 

Changing your life and your habits can be very hard.  But it’s easier — and can even be fun —  when you have support from others.  Let’s come together to provide each other compassionate support as we pursue our goals and dreams.

This support group will provide you with a safe space to get clear about what kind of changes you want to make. Some of us may have the intention to make self-care a priority this year.  Or to give up alcohol or drugs.   Or to go out more and make new friends.  Or to pursue other goals related to health, relationships, work, finances, or other areas of our lives.  Whatever changes you are considering, you’re invited to join us for this fun, judgment-free support group!

“Surround yourself with people who lift you higher.” –Oprah

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