Sexual Assault Support Services

Support Groups

The Support Group Program aims to use a holistic, relational approach to healing that creates a collective or supportive circle, fosters self-empowerment, and builds on existing strengths while acquiring new skills, and ultimately helps to create a community free from violence.

Men’s Meet-Up:

This group meets on the FIRST Monday of each month at NAMI from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  This group is for self-identified males, 18+ years of age, who would like to be a part of a free, confidential, empowering, and ongoing support group for survivors of sexual assault. NAMI is located in the Lane Co. Mental Health Building at 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Eugene. (Across from Autzen Stadium.) You can call with questions or just drop in! Someone will be at main doors from 5:50 until 6:05pm to let participants in.

Monday Night Drop-In Group:

This group is every Monday that SASS is open from 7:00pm-8:30pm. It is available for self-identified women, ages 18+, who are survivors of sexual violence. This is a safe place to talk about experiences of sexual violence, process triggering events, work through emotions, or just speak about what is going on in your life.  The doors are open from 6:50-7:05pm for walk-ins.

Closed Groups:

For closed groups each participant completes an intake with a group facilitator and commits to attending each group of an 8-10 week series. Closed groups vary, such as journaling, art, self-care, etc. The populations served by these groups varies based on community needs.

We are seeking participants for 2 closed groups that will take place spring and summer 2016:

  • A group for partners, friends and family of survivors
  • A group for trans/genderqueer/non-binary survivors

To participate in a closed group or for more information:

If you are interested in participating in a closed group, have a suggestion for a group or for more information please contact the Support Group Program Coordinator at 541-484-9791 or email: supportgroup(at)sass-lane.org. Please note that emails are inherently not as confidential as a direct phone call. Drop-In center location, map and directions