*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.*
We are so excited and honored to announce we will be receiving a grant from Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) to provide trauma-informed services for survivors of sexual violence in central Minnesota. CMSAC is committed to providing services honoring all identities and sexual orientations within our diverse communities.
We cannot wait to see what our next year brings us!
Thank You Otto Bremer Trust!
**OTTO BREMER TRUST (OBT), BASED IN ST. PAUL, MN, IS A PRIVATE CHARITABLE TRUST ESTABLISHED IN 1944 BY FOUNDER OTTO BREMER. OBT HAS INVESTED MORE THAN $600 MILLION IN ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA, AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT OTTOBREMER.ORG
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ANONYMOUS CHAT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS
In a time of social distancing and disconnection, CMSAC is proud to offer an Anonymous Online Chat Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence that helps survivors connect with one another to discuss important topics, questions, and ideas without having to leave their home or log on to a video platform.
How does this work? Every other Monday evening at 5:30 PM, participants will click on the following link to enter the group chat: https://affiliate.rainn.org/helproom/CMSAC … participants can then begin chatting anonymously with trained sexual assault counselors and other survivors in the chat room about any questions, concerns, or ideas they are wanting to discuss. Participants are welcome to enter the group chat up until 7:00 PM and may stay in the chat until 7:30 PM. No registration is required for this platform.
CMSAC’s Anonymous Online Chat Group runs every other Monday evening (starting June 7th, 2021) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. A schedule of the upcoming dates are provided below for your convenience.
CMSAC has been experiencing a high volume of calls on our crisis line. While we strive to provide high quality advocacy services in a timely matter, we realize some of our callers might be put on hold for longer periods of time before getting connected to an advocate. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have on our callers. We truly care and are here to listen! You WILL be connected to an advocate, it just might take a little longer.
If you cannot wait or your safety is at risk, you can call:
– 911 (for all emergency or safety concerns)
– National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
– Four County Crisis Response Team: 320-253-5555
– Crisis Text Line: Text MN to 741741
– Anna Marie’s Alliance (local emergency shelter): 320-253-6900
– National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
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.