YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program Groups

  • F.O.C.U.S. (focus on change and understanding self-control)- is a women’s program designed to address women’s anger and use of violence.  The group is facilitated by Kathy Furbee, MSW and held every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the YWCA building.  First time attendees should arrive at 4:30pm to complete intake paperwork.   Clients may be court-ordered or referred. FREE childcare.
  • C.O.P.E. (changes, options, partnership, education), also called B.I.P.P.S. is a batterers intervention group for men to end domestic violence facilitated by Stephen Lulla,CCJP. The program is designed for men who wish to change their abusive behaviors. Participants may be court ordered or referred. Ohio County participants must call CPL. Chester Bise at 304-234-3678 to attend BIPPs in Wheeling.  Participants must complete 16 weeks of Phase I classes and then 16 weeks of Phase II classes, totaling 32 weeks of classes.  Phase I is from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and Phase II  is from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on Wednesdays at the Ohio County Library. Hancock and Brooke County participants must call Stephen Lulla, CCJP at the Day Report Center (304) 748-8043 to attend BIPPs in Weirton on Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Marshall County inquiries call John Nardone at 304-232-2748.
  • Women’s Support Groups are available in Ohio, Marshall, & Wetzel counties. The groups are for women victims.  Childcare is provided free in Ohio County. Ohio County Support Group is held on Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Marshall County Support Group is held on Thursday from 1:00pm to 2:30. Wetzel County Support Group is held on Monday from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

Please call (304) 232-2748 for additional information about our groups.