Support Groups

SARSSM's support groups are for survivors of sexual violence who have started on their individual healing journey, and are now ready to work within a group setting. These groups provide an opportunity for survivors to break isolation, offer support to one another, share information and encourage healing.
 
As with all SARSSM services, support groups are free. All groups are closed and require screening. Anyone who wants to participate in a group will need to complete a Support Group Contact Form and submit it to julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org (subject: Support%20Group%20Contact%20Form) .
 
College Women's Support Group:
Next Group: starting Fall semester
Format: Closed group
Facilitator: SARSSM and Family Crisis Services staff
Location: Portland
Contact: eliza [at] sarsonline [dot] org
 
Women's Support Group:
 
York County 
Next Group: Spring 2016
Format: Weekly 90 minute closed group for 10 weeks 
Location: To be determined
Contact: julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org
 
Cumberland County
Next Group: Ongoing
Format: Weekly 90 minute closed group for 10 weeks 
Facilitator: SARSSM Staff
Location: Portland  
Contact: julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org
 
Men's Support Group:
Next Group: June 2016 - spaces available!
Format: Weekly closed group
Facilitator: Paul Matteson, MS Ed, LCPC.
Location: Biddeford
Contact: julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org
 
LGBTQ+ Support Group:
Next group: Upcoming
Format: Weekly closed group
Facilitator: Staff and community
Location: To be determined
Contact: julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org
 
Women’s Yoga Group: Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Survivors
This style of yoga focuses on facilitating a safe space for the student to have complete control of their body. The student is invited to experiment with breathing, moving, strengthening, stretching and resting. The teacher does not offer physical adjustments during this class as all are welcome to move at their comfort. No prior yoga practice is needed to attend.
 
To register fill out the Support Group Contact Form (above) and email it to julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org.
 
Next Group: Upcoming
Format: Closed 
Location: Portland
Contact: julia [at] sarsonline [dot] org