CMSAC provides open support groups designed for persons who have experienced sexual assault and sexual abuse and for others who are concerned about them. It is our intent that participants will find hope in their own personal healing journey. The groups are open to new members, but please (a) complete and submit the intake form below, and (b) call to speak with the group facilitator before attending a group meeting. Groups convene when there are enough participants to begin meeting as a group.
All groups will be held at the Central MN Sexual Assault Center; located at 15 Riverside Drive NE – Saint Cloud, MN 56304
General Support Group Intake form – please return via email, mail, or fax.
Address: 15 Riverside Drive NE, Saint Cloud, MN 56304
The following groups are available on a revolving basis (dependent upon current demand):
CONCERNED PERSON SUPPORT GROUP
This group is open to males and females and is for any person who is concerned about someone impacted by sexual violence or abuse.
Group sessions will begin meeting on April 21st and continue to meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. The topics for this group will vary.
*Next Concerned Person’s Support Group Scheduled for April 20, 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm.* Please call to confirm group meeting time and location for each session.
WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP
This group is open to females 18 years of age and older who have experienced any form of sexual assault/violence.
Group sessions will begin meeting on March 9th and continue to meet twice monthly on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Topics for the group will vary.
The next session of the Women’s Support Group is on March 23rd from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
WOMEN OF WORTH GROUP
This group is for women who are, or have been, involved in the sex industry – including, but not limited to: escorting, erotic massage, prostitution, pornography, exotic dancing, and stripping. This psycho-educational group will focus on healthy relationships, self-esteem, understanding abuse, addictive relationships, shame, media and cultural messaging, exploitation, healthy coping skills, and recovery. The group is co-facilitated by the Human Trafficking Services Coordinator and a survivor of the industry.
Before attending a group session, please call to schedule an intake consultation with the group facilitator.