*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
Our Healing Circle Support Group is cancelled, due to COVID-19, until further notice. We will be looking into online options for our groups, please watch our website and Facebook for important announcements regarding this change. Thank you!
“A Walk Together – Uniting Against Sex Trafficking” will be held, Saturday, April 18th from 9AM to Noon. Registration starts at 8:30AM. For more information, visit www.centralmn.org\awalktogether … or call 320.251.5009.
Come Meet Our Staff…
It’s #FeatureFriday, and today, we are featuring Amy (with a special guest appearance from Yogi)! Amy is a direct services staff member at CMSAC, and Yogi has been a very good boy in helping relieve some stress around the office lately. 🐶🐾
Amy got involved with CMSAC to not only support those who have been impacted by the epidemic of sexual violence, but also to combat the issue on other multiple fronts including; education, community presentations, sharing of experiences, pushing for legislative change, holding offenders accountable, and connecting with youth to enhance their resilience.
Fun fact about Amy: She is an unapologetic fangirl. She loves BTS and being an ARMY (BTS’s fanbase name). She proudly wears BTS merchandise and displays their images happily in her work space for the reminder to adhere to their message of loving yourself and living life with passion and purpose. She has embraced her fangirl nature and the joy that being a fan has brought her. Anyone who works in this field needs a mental break and refresh on a regular basis – BTS is hers! She’s happy that the love of BTS has also brought her and her daughter closer together, as they’re both fans, including their trip to Chicago last May to attend BTS’s Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.Amy is also mildly obsessed with her dogs – Yogi (pictured here) is a great support when things get tough emotionally. His sweet face and soft fur is a welcome addition to the office as we navigate these unsure times.
Thank you for all your time with CMSAC, Amy!!
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. Walk-in’s for services, including support groups, are welcome.