If you love someone who is a member of a violent far-right extremist group, their involvement in this movement is neither your fault nor your responsibility. We believe there is hope and that your loved one deserves the chance to build a different life. While they are the only one who has the power and responsibility to leave their life of hate behind, we can support you and your relationship to their journey.
No matter how much you may want to, neither you nor Life After Hate can “fix” anyone. As with any interpersonal crisis, it is important that you focus on what you can control: your own behavior. It can take an extremist as long to exit the movement as they were involved in it but you can play a significant role in motivating their exit.
Life After Hate can help you support your loved ones as they exit or work towards exiting a life of violent extremism.
Talk to a Social Worker
"*" indicates required fields
You’ll meet with one of our social workers who has extensive training and experience working with individuals who are involved in violent extremism and family members with loved ones who are involved.
We’ll learn about your situation and develop a plan that addresses you and your family’s unique needs. We’ll provide information, practical tips, and support as you navigate this relationship.
Many families with loved ones involved in extremism feel isolated and have difficulty getting social support from other family or friends – We also have a family psychoeducation and support group which meets virtually where we provide additional information, practice skills, and families provide support to each other.
As a 501c3 nonprofit, our program is funded by grants and generous donors and we do not charge for our services.
Your privacy and confidentiality are critical, we do not share information about you or your loved one without your written consent. Exceptions to confidentiality are described in our Informed Consent paperwork and we welcome any questions you may have.
Our social workers can help you develop strategies and tools to navigate your relationship, have conversations, and set boundaries, but we can’t force an individual to change their beliefs.
It can be difficult to understand what led your loved one to these beliefs. Read our resources on why individuals believe conspiracy theories, how to recognize problematic behaviors and beliefs, and the dos and don’ts of challenging a loved one’s beliefs. Life After Hate is here to support you and our case managers can help you work through these questions.