Central MN Sexual Assault Center

Forced Affection

Your body belongs to you.

Children are often instructed to show certain forms of affection to other adults, even with relatives they have never met before. Showing affection should always be the choice of the child.

forced-affectionLetting children give consent in these situations teaches children that they have a voice when it comes to providing consent.

Sexual Violence and Disabilities

It’s no secret that living with a disability in today’s society is difficult. Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities are at a higher risk for sexual abuse than others, and they are often at risk for repeated instances of victimization.

Disability rights journalist, David Perry, states that individuals with disabilities deserve to pursue healthy sexual relationships, to live an independent and full life, and more importantly, justice. Read about it here:


#GivingTuesday is 35 days away! With the holiday season approaching, consider giving back to your community.

Can’t wait until November 29th? Donate to CMSAC here:

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With Election Day approaching, it’s important our next President makes ending sexual violence a national priority. Join RAINN in its #MyNameOurVoice campaign.

Sign the petition here:

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Support Groups

CMSAC offers open support groups designed for people who have experienced sexual assault and those who are concerned about them.

Currently CMSAC is accepting intakes for the Concerned Person, Women’s, and Women of Worth Support Groups. Read more:

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Do you know someone affected by sexual violence?

If you’re interested in how to support someone who has experienced sexual violence, check out our Concerned Person’s Support Group.CP Group Reminder.jpg

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Sexual assault is often accompanied by other forms of abusive behaviors. Check out how RAINN is helping:



CMSAC is proud to announce that it will be participating in #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday was created by Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, at the 92nd Street Y in NYC to kick off the season of charitable giving. #GivingTuesday takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Until the big day, CMSAC will dedicate each Tuesday to getting involved with #GivingTuesday. Can’t wait to donate? Check out CMSAC’s page:


It’s Sexual Violence Myth Monday! Share your myths with #SVMythMonday.

Today’s MYTH: Most prostitution does not involve pimps.

FACT: Most prostitution involves pimps. Health service providers, shelter staff, survivors of prostitution, and law enforcement sources estimate that 65-85% of all prostitution is pimp-dominated.

Pimps are the people that johns pay to outsource the violence necessary to keep women in prostitution obedient. Consider that pimps are not named “pimps” by women in prostitution. They are named boyfriends, husbands, friends, sometimes girlfriends. Pimps are also taxi drivers, casino hosts, strip club owners, valets, massage parlor managers. bartenders, and many others who earn money by selling or helping to sell women in prostitution.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual exploitation, check out CMSAC’s services here:


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