Support Groups

SASS Support Groups

Group Schedule


Check back in September for the winter schedule.

We hope to be able to provide a group this winter in either Cottage Grove or Veneta, as well as here in Eugene.

Group schedules are subject to change based on needs of community. Please contact SASS to insure you have the most current schedule @ 541-484-9791. SASS services, including groups, are always FREE.

Groups are for folks 18 years plus, and are held at SASS unless otherwise stated in description. We are located at  591 W 19th Ave. Eugene Or. 97401 (Corner of 19th & Jefferson)

*Children are not permitted to attend group with you* 

Why are children are not allowed? Research tells us having our children present while we are processing trauma may not be healthy for them. Also, their presence can interrupt the flow of group for folks in attendance. Because of this, we cannot allow children in group.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!  

We hope one day to have the funding to provide childcare for group participants, however at this time we do not have the resources to provide this service.

 Drop-in Support Groups

If you are new to SASS groups, our drop-in groups are a great place to start! Come have conversations, discuss group topics, and find support from others who have had similar experiences. Due to the nature of the conversations that often happen during group, no late arrivals permitted. Our door locks about 5 minutes after group start time.

Self-identified women’s drop-in group – meets every Monday SASS is open, 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

Self-identified men’s Meet up – meets every Thursday, 4:30 to 6 pm

Self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Drop-in group – meets third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm.


Check back in September for the winter schedule.

Closed groups are more structured and have a specific focus. Registration is required, as well as a commitment to attend. Please speak with Rebecca, our SASS counselor, for more information, to help ensure the fit is right, and to reserve your spot. Contact info below.  New work-groups happen about twice a year. If interested, contact me right away as spots tend to fill quickly!

Group One:

Women’s Internal Family Systems Parts Work

Begins May  22, 2018 

Meets every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm for 10 weeks

Do you ever feel like you are battling an internal conflict? Maybe you become irritated with yourself because it feels like something, a part of you, is getting in the way of having the life you want? If so, Internal Family Systems Parts Work may help you reach and heal the parts of you that are holding you back. Did you know these parts are actually trying to protect you?

When we move into our True Self and listen to our parts to discover what they need (rather than trying to eliminate these aspects of ourselves), their extreme voices calm and our inner dialogues improve. We can feel lighter, freer, and more open to life. If this resonates with you, this workgroup may be a good fit!

Participants will gain a greater understanding of yourself and your “parts” with the use of mindfulness meditations and“parts cards” that prompt us to look inward. In addition, gain a better understanding of why we do the things we do with psycho education pieces woven into the sessions.

I am seeking eight women (18 +) who are committed and ready to move to the next level of healing. Prior to registration, attending a phone (or in person) intake with Rebecca, our SASS counselor, in necessary to help insure the group is a good fit for you. What will I be looking for? Being at a healing place from your traumatic experience where you are ready and able to move to the next step, and do the work required as part of this group. This will allow you to make positive and significant changes. In addition, women who are able to commit to attending weekly, and be actively involved in the process of group, including assignments outside of group.

Group Two:

~The Healing Power of Journaling ~

A Work-group for women 18+ who have experienced sexual assault at any point in their past.

Starting June 4, 2018

Group will meet every Monday  for 10 weeks, 1 to 3 pm.






Check back in September for the winter schedule.


The simple act of expressing your thoughts and feelings about emotionally challenging experiences on paper can be very healing. Come join us and explore this avenue of therapeutic self-discovery. Connect with other women in this thought provoking and internal discovery process. Each week we will challenge our internal thoughts with writing prompts to help gain insight into behaviors and moods. Journaling can be used for problem solving and stress reduction. It’s been shown to improve mental and physical health and can lead to increased self-esteem.

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of self-hood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather—in many cases—offers an alternative to it.” ~Susan Sontag

Journals will be provided at the first session, or you may bring your own.


Contact Rebecca, our SASS counselor, @ 541-484-9791 or

Spots will fill quickly! Register today!

SASS Services are always FREE – Donations gladly accepted!

Looking for a different type of group than what’s listed here?

Please contact me! I have other groups for various populations in the planning stages, and am always interested to know what folks are looking for.

In addition to groups, SASS also provides free, individual counseling services. For more information, visit our counseling page.


If you are, have questions, are interested in participating in a closed group, or want to fill out a release so you can be contacted when groups are forming, etc., please contact Rebecca, our SASS counselor, at 541-484-9791 ex 315 or email: supportgroup(at) Please note that emails are inherently not as confidential as a direct phone call. Drop-In center location, map and directions