We offer peer support groups for survivors and concerned others. Support groups provide a safe place for people impacted by sexual violence to learn and heal together. Through the discussion of sexual trauma, shared or individual experiences, and local resources, these groups aim to increase connection and support for survivors, caregivers, partners, and concerned others. Our free groups are held periodically through out the year for 8-12 weeks. Some examples of gender inclusive support groups that we have historically offered include:
Interested in joining one of our peer support groups? Fill out our Support Group Interest Form and Amy Russell, Director of Client Services will get in touch with you when a new group is planned.
Online Support Groups
In partnership with Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), we will be facilitating online group chats for survivors of sexual violence. Our online support groups are free and anonymous. The SASSMM HelpRoom is a private online group chat option that allows members of the community who have been affected by sexual violence to connect with one another in a secure space. Trained advocates will facilitate these group discussions to ensure a safe environment for all visitors.
Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence
Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00pm
April 4 - May 2
Male Survivors of Sexual Violence
Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30pm
April 3 - May 1
No sign up necessary! You do not have to live in Midcoast Maine to participate in this opportunity. For more information or to log on, visit our HelpRoom site here.