CMSAC provides both open and closed 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. Groups convene when there are enough participants to begin meeting as a group. Please note that intakes are required for “closed” groups and that walk-in’s are welcome at all “open” groups.
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):
This group is open to females 18 years of age and older who have experienced any form of sexual assault/violence.
Group Topics focus on: Healing, Empowerment, Hope, Resilience, Forgiveness, Coping, Self-Care, and Self-Confidence.
Group sessions occur every 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning at 5:00 pm. Topics for the group will vary.
*The next session of the Healing Circle (Women’s) Support Group is on October 11th, 2018 from 5 pm-6:30 pm.*
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 Topics focus on: How to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence, Coping Skills, and Secondary Trauma.
Group sessions occur every 3rd Thursday of the month, beginning at 5:00 pm. Topics for the group will vary.
*The Concerned Person’s Support Group has been CANCELED due to low attendance! We need intakes to continue this group! If interested, please fill out an intake here: General Support Group Intake and follow submission directions above*
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 WOW group session, please call to schedule an intake consultation with the group facilitator.*
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