We believe that support groups create a safe place for people to learn and heal together. Our goal is to provide a space of connection and support for survivors, parents, caregivers, partners, and others who are impacted by sexual violence.
We offer both online and in-person support groups periodically. All of our groups are free for participants. Our advocates will help to facilitate discussions on trauma, shared and individual experiences, resources, and more.
Some examples of support groups topics we have offered in the past include:
Online Support Groups
We've partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) to offer online groups!
HelpRoom is a free, private space for people impacted by sexual violence to connect with one another virtually. Our trained advocates help facilitate these anonymous discussions to make sure the HelpRoom is a safe and supportive place for everyone.
Check out our HelpRoom schedule to see what groups we're offering now. No sign up necessary! To join a session, simply visit the SASSMM HelpRoom and click to enter the chat.** You can participate in as many or as few sessions and groups as you want to. Please note that all the times listed below are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Interested in joining one of our online support groups? Check out our HelpRoom schedule to see what's being offered right now!
NEW: SASSMM is teaming up with New Hope for Women to offer a virtual support group for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence! This group is open to all genders and participants must be 18 years or older. The group will start this winter 2021! For more information, contact Maddie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-6325, Bri at email@example.com, or fill out this form: http://bit.ly/SASSMMNewHopeGroup
In-Person Support Groups
Interested in joining one of our in-person peer support groups? Fill out our Support Group Interest Form and an advocate will contact you when an in-person group is available!
Is there a specific topic we haven't offered that you'd like us to cover? Let us know by filling out our anonymous Group Recommendation Form.