Central MN Sexual Assault Center

Concerned Persons’ Support Group Agenda

At tomorrow evening’s Concerned Persons’ Support Group we will be discussing how our language and word choices impact the survivors we care about. The way topics are discussed impacts the attitudes around those topics, and sexual violence is no different. We’ll address how word choice matters, and how asking certain kinds of questions can further isolate and shame victims. We’ll explore how just shifting the way we talk about the issue of sexual violence can show compassion and support.

We invite you to come, challenge some beliefs and myths, ask questions, and process through your own experiences in your quest to support a loved one.

Thursday, November 16th. 5-6:30pm 

#StopTraffickingTuesdays Event Tonight!

We are live at the #StopTraffickingTuesdays event at Shear Dynamics Salon! There are chances to win prizes and to purchase jewelry, art, and handbags from local vendors! Don’t forget to stop by CMSAC’s booth for a can coozie and both information and resources on sex trafficking and exploitation. We will be here till 7:00 pm.

#StopTraffickingTuesdays Shear Flyer for August

CMSAC Chosen as Charity of Choice for DFL Gubernatorial Forum!

Thank you to the Senate District 13 DFL for choosing the Central MN Sexual Assault Center as their charity of choice for the Gubernatorial Forum yesterday!

For photos of the event, check out the Senate District 13 DFL’s page here:


Partnership with Painter Jessie Adelmann

Thank you to Jessie Adelmann for choosing to donate a portion of her proceeds from the November 3rd Art Crawl to services provided at CMSAC!

To check out Jessie’s beautiful artwork, visit her site at:


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Did you know that out of the 63,000 sexual abuse cases investigated by Child Protective Services (CPS), the perpetrator was most often the parent (

Domestic violence includes any type of abuse (i.e. physical, sexual, emotional) against a relative, child, intimate partner, roommate, or someone living with you.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please know that if you experienced sexual violence at the hands of a relative, parent, intimate partner, roommate, and/or someone living with you, that this is also domestic violence.

If you experienced sexual and/or domestic violence, you are not alone. Advocates are available 24/7 to listen, provide support, and provide resources if you choose by calling (320) 251-4357.

#DVAM2017 #DVtakesmanyforms

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Bartending for a Cause Tonight at 5pm!

If you missed the Kelly Cordes show on Monday, you are in luck! See below to listen to one of our staff discuss healthy relationships and the Bartending for a Cause event, set for tonight from 5 to 7pm at Beaver Island Brewing Company!

Credit: Kelly Cordes/WJON AM 1240

Bartending for a Cause Flyer

Healing Circle (Women’s) Support Group Tonight!

Hello! We hope you will join us tonight for the next session of our women’s support group, “Healing Circle!” We will begin at 5pm and end at 6:30 pm. No appointment or call ahead necessary, walk-in’s welcome!

Healing Circle Flyer

Join us at Bartending for a Cause on Oct. 18th from 5-7p at Beaver Island Brewing Company!

Good Afternoon CMSAC Supporters and Allies! You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, October 18th from 5-7pm at Beaver Island Brewing Company for beer, music, and fun as Debbie Clausen bar-tends for CMSAC! Your role: Come in between 5-7pm. Drink beer. Listen to live music. $1 from every beer will be donated by Beaver Island, and all tips will be donated as well to the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center!

*** If you are unable to attend, please still consider donating. I can collect donations ahead of time. ***

Consent is….?

Consent does not have to “ruin the mood.” When clear, active, and enthusiastic consent is attained, it can enhance the sexual experience and allow both partners to learn about what each person wants and needs.

Warning: Consent should never be chemically induced or assumed.

Consent coozie defintion poster

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