Project Hope therapy group planned at The Village in St. Cloud | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center

Project Hope therapy group planned at The Village in St. Cloud

Thursday, February 15, 2018

ST. CLOUD – The Village Family Service Center, 110 6th Ave. S., #100, St. Cloud, will hold an 8-week session of Project Hope, a therapy group that helps teen girls affected by trauma.

Project Hope promotes healing and increases self-empowerment in young women ages 12 to 18. Participants expand their knowledge about trauma and learn skills to increase their self-esteem, how to negotiate relationships, and how to manage overwhelming feelings and behaviors.

Therapists Sam Schofield and Anna Clavin will lead Project Hope. Schofield describes it as a supportive group and a place to learn.

“Trauma impacts many young people in our community, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse and witnessing violence,” Schofield said. “This can affect their sense of self-worth, their friendships, their ability to deal with stress and peer pressure, and makes it difficult to form healthy relationships. The goal of Project Hope is to empower girls, improve their self-concept, and help them toward healing from traumatic experiences.”

The group will meet 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 2 through May 21, at The Village in downtown St. Cloud. To register, call (320) 253-5930.

The Village has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, financial counseling, and employee assistance programs.

The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.