Men’s Seeking Safety

Men’s Seeking Safety is a group for clients who identify as male survivors of trauma who also identify using substances to cope. It focuses on developing safe coping skills and increasing self-care while decreasing harmful or risky behaviours. Exploring past trauma is not a part of this group.

This group is facilitated by staff from St. Leonard’s Community Services and Nova Vita.


  • Establish safety
  • Decrease risk behaviours
  • Increase healthy self-care
  • Maintain healthy relationships
  • Stay in the present
  • Practice safe coping
  • Gain control of overwhelming symptoms

Structure: 12-week treatment group, closed format.

Stage of Change: Preparation/Action

Referral Process: Self-referrals, internal, and external referrals accepted. Contact St. Leonard’s Community Services for registration.

Day/Time/Location: Mondays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm at 225 Fairview Dr., Unit 1, Brantford

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18+
Legal Status: Voluntary or Probation, Parole, CAS referral
Gender: Male


Andrea Doroszkiewicz

Phone: 519-754-0253 ext 2142
Fax: 519-754-0264