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. See below for groups we have historically offered.
Adult survivors of sexual violence
Over the years, SARSSM has partnered with outside providers such as the MaineTransNet and local therapists to provide support groups for folks. Some groups have been for:
Experiential support group
Campus support group
SARSSM has offered a campus support group for survivors attending higher education in the state of Maine.
incarcerated support groups
For years SARSSM has teamed up with local domestic violence agencies to offer drop in support groups for folks who are incarcerated in the local jails and prisons. Only individuals who are incarcerated can attend these groups.
Supports groups start when we have gathered enough interested folks. The groups below are currently accepting interest. Please reach out via the contact form to the right of this page, if you are interested or have questions/concerns. Thank you!
Campus Support Group
*For the University of New England students only*
Length: 10 weeks
Female Identified Support Group
Length: 12 weeks
Male Identified Support Group
Length: 16 weeks