If you have been emotionally or physically abused by a current or former intimate partner, the Womens Empowerment Project (WEP) can help you break the cycle.
Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is a FREE 14-week program unlike any other. WEP is designed for women who were in abusive relationships in the past, or who are thinking about ending a current one. The classes meet once a week, last two hours, and are and open to all women in Clackamas County. Classes are engaging, interactive and facilitated in a safe, supportive environment. We provide all materials (including notebooks). Just bring an open mind and a willingness to learn.
Topics include: the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children, risk assessments, safety planning, equal communication and self-esteem.
About 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Abusers hurt their victims economically, emotionally, verbally and sexually. They usually control their violence carefully, ensuring their behavior is kept out of the public eye.
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What women say about WEP: I got my life back. Ellen It was a healing experience for me. Joan I feel so much stronger. Amy "I had no idea I was being abused for so many years. These classes helped me recognize the signs." (Stacy) "Now I know what red flags to look for." (Brooke) "I learned so much! Too bad this program wasn't available earlier." (Claire)
If you or someone you know l is interested in the WEP classes, please contact us. Classes fill up fast! Call 503-723-2936 to sign up now. And grow stronger every day.