Free, confidential support groups for women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Our Mission

The Safe Space Project provides support groups and services for vulnerable women and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area. We currently run support groups in Fremont and Oakland. If you're interested in attending a support group, or for more information, please email

Our groups are confidential so that all participants feel welcomed and safe to share their experiences. We have clients who have been attending groups for years, and we welcome new participants each week. We provide dinner and other support services, with groups generally lasting for two hours.

Group discussions can be about (but are not limited to) domestic violence, homelessness, mental health, careers, family dynamics, parenting, and successes. Each week the topics can be steered by what participants are open to discussing in that particular session.

Our facilitators do not provide answers or judge. Women are given the time and space to connect with one another, listen, learn, and find safety. Participants can come every week or when it is convenient with no obligation.

Rani Sanghera, Director and CEO

Rani is an experienced advocate and case manager for victims and survivors of domestic violence. She has spent many years working at agencies serving women and their families in the UK, India, and the Bay Area. She has facilitated countless support groups and provided advocacy-based counseling to women in crisis. She is a strong proponent of women's rights and giving women the agency to take control of their own lives.