*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.*
CMSAC Services Spotlight:
CMSAC depends on their volunteers to staff the crisis line and respond to survivors at the hospital and/or with law enforcement. CMSAC offers a 53 hour training to become a volunteer sexual assault advocate during the Spring and Fall, which meets the 40 hour training requirement to become a sexual assault advocate under MN statute. See below for more information on our volunteer sexual assault advocate position, as well as other ways to get involved in working against sexual violence:
Direct Service/Become a Volunteer Sexual Assault Advocate:
Volunteering on the crisis line, requires the following:
- the volunteer must be 18 years of age or older
- completion of the state mandated 40 hour sexual assault advocacy training
- sign up for a minimum of 2 crisis line shifts a month
- attend monthly advocate meetings as part of continuing education
- a one year commitment
* For more information on becoming a volunteer sexual assault advocate, please click here: https://cmsac.org/volunteer-application/*
- Planning and implementation of fundraisers in the community on behalf of CMSAC, i.e. pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, restaurant sponsorship nights, bowling nights, fun walks/marathons, etc.
Direct Action Strategies:
- Join the planning committee for Central MN’s annual Take Back the Night event.
- Volunteer at Central MN’s annual Take Back the Night event.
- Distribute flyers to advertise Central MN’s Take Back the Night and other events through CMSAC.
- Join CMSAC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) planning committee.
- Plan your own activity to help CMSAC promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
To speak with an advocate about our advocacy services or to request an advocate be present with you, please call our 24 hour crisis line at (320) 251-4357!
Please visit our program and services tab to learn more about all the services that CMSAC has to offer!