TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Female survivors of domestic violence and abuse will soon have a new space to connect with others for support and healing.

On Wednesday the Council On Domestic Abuse (CODA) announced a support group for local female survivors that will be facilitated by a CODA advocate, who is also a survivor.

Coda Executive Director Emily Murray said one of the things they’ve heard from survivors in the area, is that there is a great need for local support groups.

“We’re hoping to get a good turnout but it’s probably going to be slow starting up,” Murray said. “We have no idea how many people we’re going to get. We would love to start a male support group as well.”

The group is set to meet on Thursdays, starting September 1, from 6-7 p.m.

Survivors will be able to meet at the Vigo County Public Library in meeting room “A” every Thursday starting in September.

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