The Monarca Project
The MONARCA PROJECT is a monthly peer support group for women impacted by trauma, including domestic and community violence and sexual abuse.
Monarca aims to educate on various forms/impacts of violent trauma on women, offering women tools and resources to help facilitate their recovery. The peer support group’s purpose is to foster healing through the grace of God and empowerment—to help break the cycle of violence, so many women often face.
The Monarca Project is not a therapy group. It is made up of women, some of whom are facilitators. The facilitators are not counselors. They are women who have themselves experienced and recovered from trauma, and are most interested in creating a comfortable atmosphere where healing may occur. Monarca is a pilot project, launched in WNY. Our hope is for replication of this collaborative project in cities across NY.