*CMSAC provides free and confidential services to all survivors/victims and concerned persons of sexual violence. If you wish, you may obtain our services anonymously. It is your choice on how much and what identifiable information you feel comfortable providing.*
COVID-19 Service Delivery Changes
Since we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, we have decided to make some changes to our service delivery as a means of prevention. The health and safety of our clients and staff comes first to us. CDC has recommended social distancing and isolation, and CMSAC will now be following these guidelines. You can find other recommendations for lowering your risk of exposure on the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
To reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, we are no longer meeting any clients in-person until further notice. We have a few alternatives to receiving services for the time being. These alternatives include phone counseling and crisis support sessions, video call counseling and crisis support sessions, or cancelling scheduled appointments and rescheduling at a later time. At this time, we are unsure of how long this policy will be in effect. We will continue to keep you informed as we learn more about the spread of COVID-19, per the CDC’s guidelines.
We will continue to provide quality 24/7 crisis line services to anyone affected by sexual violence within our community. We can be reached on our 24/7 crisis line at (320) 251-4357. In addition, if you, your client, or someone you know is in need of medical services following a sexual assault, please reach out to our crisis line to consult about your medical options.
- CDC fact sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
- Sick with COVID-19 Guide: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
- Resource list including financial aid: http://bit.ly/2wZBGZq
- Free food for kids: https://wjon.com/restaurants-providing-free-food-to-kids-in-central-mn/
- Follow our Facebook page for the current updates: https://www.facebook.com/CMSACStCloud
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, it is critical to consult with your healthcare provider or get a free COVID-19 test through CentraCare. You can call (320) 200-3200 or check out their website: https://www.centracare.com/about-us/news-publications/covid-19/.
-The CMSAC Team
Virtual Healing Circle Support Group -Registration Required*
Due to COVID-19 protocol, our support group for female identifying survivors has been temporarily shifted to a virtual delivery platform! We hope you will join us every Tuesday for a support group session online! If you are interested, please email email@example.com to get registered for this group, space is limited.
Topics focus on healthy relationships/boundaries, empowerment, overcoming fear, coping skills, coping with triggers, healing, sharing our stories, more healing, and more support as we work to heal from trauma!
Come Meet Our Staff…
For today’s #FeatureFriday, we wanted to do a special shout out. We would like to say thank you to those who fought and continue to fight against the injustices in our world. The path to big, systemic change is collective action.
Fun fact: There is nothing “fun” about oppression, discrimination, and injustice.
We hear you. We see you. We stand with you.
Think you would benefit from our free and confidential services available at CMSAC?
Simply call (320) 251-4357 and ask to speak with one of our sexual assault advocates.