Cerchi d’Acqua Onlus, Milan (from 2014 to today)
This Center was created in 2000 with the objective of battling the phenomenon of gender-based violence by welcoming women who have been subjected to violence and offering them psychological support. Additionally, the Center offers support to the victim’s relatives who have been afflicted indirectly by the trauma. Cerchi d’Acqua Onlus aims to provoke change at social and cultural levels, also offering sensitivity training on the subject of violence.
Because of the complexity of this phenomenon of violence, which impacts women on a psychological, relational, social and economic level, Cerchi d’Acqua promotes welcome interviews, psychological support, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, legal consulting, supervised visits and vocational guidance.
In 2018, the Center expanded its activities and now offers psychological support for issues related to parenthood. The objective of this initiative is to guide women to reflect on their roles as mothers, the discomfort that their children may experience and their ability to act as caregivers, all of which have been affected by the violence they have undergone.