A local non-profit is starting a support group for people who have been victims of a violent crime in cases that were already prosecuted and closed.
The "Freedom to Choose Project" is an 8-week pilot program that gives people a safe space to share their experiences, learn from each other and pick up new techniques to continue the healing process.
Organizers say the program is nondenominational and free of charge.
It starts February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.
Group size is limited and preregistration is required.
Organizers say they'll have free childcare available for kids ages 2 to 12.
For more information on the program, visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/supportforvictims/ or call 805-323- 6156.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.