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Marginalized Communities Group Offering

*All sessions in 2023 have concluded for this group. Please subscribe for updates in early 2024!

People Leave Cults is excited to offer a community group designed for those who come from marginalized backgrounds and who are also former members of high-control groups or relationships.

Marginalized groups include women, disabled folx, neurodivergent folx, BIPOC folx, LGBTQ+ folx, lower socio-economic status folx, and etc.

Former members of cults or high demand groups are welcome to apply.

Disclaimer: This community group service provided by People Leave Cults, LLC is not meant to be a substitute for individualized professional counseling from mental health professionals. This session is NOT an emergency service, therapy, or medical in nature.

About This Community Group

Upcoming Dates & Times

*All sessions in 2023 have concluded for this group.
Please subscribe for updates in early 2024!


 $25 fee per workshop

Sliding scale is available via our Financial Aid Request page.


Abi Smith, MS, LPC-Associate

(they, them) under the supervision of Beck Munsey, PhD, LPC-S


Ashlen Hilliard, MSc

(she, her)

Community Group Description

Marginalized individuals are often subjected to abuses within cultic environments.


This could be due to many factors, such as gender inequality, discrimination, patriarchal systems, or the instilled prejudices of the high-control system. 

People Leave Cults seeks to be an accessible resource for marginalized groups, including women, people with disabilities, people with neurodivergence, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ folks, Indigenous peoples, people of lower socio-economic status, and more.


We believe it’s important to ask the following questions:

  • How are cult recovery organizations tackling issues of accessibility? 

  • Are organizations in cult recovery transparent? 

  • What steps are being taken to create safe spaces that are accessible to marginalized populations?

This community group offers cult-affected individuals the ability to reflect, find community, and initiate relationships with cult-informed professionals. If you are seeking insight on coercive control, undue influence, and cult recovery, you are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Accessibility and Safety

To ensure a good experience for all attendees and participants, People Leave Cults offers the following accessibility considerations:

  • Sharing pronouns verbally or as a part of your attendee display name can create a safer environment for everyone. However, you have the option to opt out of sharing your pronouns if you don't want to, no questions asked!

  • Closed captioning will be available.

  • Participants can choose whether or not to enable their video during the Zoom meeting. 

  • Participants can self-disclose what they feel comfortable sharing.

  • Participants will also have the ability to leave feedback with the organizers.

If there are any additional accommodations that would help you, please reach out to

Other Services from People Leave Cults

People Leave Cults offers a variety of services to help both cult survivors and the families/friends of cult-involved people. 

We invite you to explore whichever offering fits your needs at the links below. 

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