*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.*
Our Healing Circle Support Group is in full swing!! Our next group is on Tuesday, January 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM! Currently accepting walk-ins and new intakes! If interested, please fill out an intake here or just stop in to group; location=15 Riverside Drive NE in St. Cloud!
Sexual exploitation is not inevitable—it is preventable. To end sexual exploitation, we must make a commitment to continue raising awareness of the harm, stopping the harm before it starts, and holding accountable those who cause this harm. We must stop the demand.
Our central Minnesota community (and beyond!) is honoring January’s Trafficking Awareness Month and a new decade of powerful anti-violence/trafficking activism with a strong message centered on promoting male accountability and systemic change against oppression.
We will gather in the Tuscan Lounge in Midtown Square Mall at 12:45 PM for opening remarks, coffee/hot cocoa, instructions, and last-minute poster-making.
The poster demonstration will take place on the intersection of MN-23 and 33rd Avenue sidewalks (just outside the mall) till 2 PM.
Come Meet Our Staff…
We wanted to highlight one of our amazing, hardworking team members, Liz! Liz grew up in Worthington, a town in southwest MN. There she became engaged in various volunteer opportunities that broadened her perspective on the disadvantages people in different communities faced. She first began her work at the Southwest Crisis Center, a domestic violence and sexual assault agency. Liz then moved to St. Cloud to pursue her social work degree. She interned at CMSAC and was able to continue working with us after graduating. As the Latino Outreach Coordinator, she is able to provides services in both English and Spanish. She understands the importance of working with the Latinx community and having someone they can connect with.
Fun Fact: Liz loves to find hobbies that bring her comfort. Some of those hobbies are currently buying plants. During the summer she found an indoor tree someone had thrown in the dumpster. She lugged it out and up two flights of stairs and nursed it back to health! She also brews her own kombucha. Her favorite flavor that she has made so far is ginger and lemon.
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.