Support Groups

SASS Support Groups

Group Schedule

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 held at SASS unless otherwise indicated. 591 W 19th Ave. Eugene Or. 97401 (Corner of 19th & Jefferson)

 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

Closed Work-groups

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. Though our fall 2017 work group registration is now closed, new groups happen about 3 times per year with the next set spring of 2018.

Here is a sample of what we will be offering spring 2018, subject to change based on needs from the community.

Women’s Boundaries Work-group – generally meets for 12 weeks.

Setting clear personal boundaries is the key to ensuring relationships are mutually respectful, supportive and caring. Boundaries are a measure of self-esteem. They set the limits for acceptable behavior from those around you, determining whether they feel able to put you down, make fun, or take advantage of your good nature (PsychCentral).

We have to believe we are worthy of setting boundaries to be able to do so. And we are responsible for setting our boundaries and following through on enforcing them, as well as honoring the boundaries of others. This can be a difficult skill to implement in our lives and we often do not know where to start. This work-group will help you determine what is holding you back from setting effective boundaries, build boundary setting skills, and work with you on enforcing them. This is called a “Work”- group because there is an  expectation to do the work, both in and outside of group as part of participation.

Limited spots available. Consider getting on the group sign up list now to ensure your spot is reserved.

Women’s Internal Family Systems Parts Work – generally meets for 12 weeks.

Gain a greater understanding of yourself and your “parts” with the help of Internal Family Systems Parts Work, have more effective and fulfilling relationships using Emotional Intelligence skills, and learn to be present and still with the use of Mindfulness exercises. Included in this will also be psycho education pieces woven into the sessions to help you gain a better understanding of why we do the things we do.

I am seeking women committed and ready to move to the next level of healing. This work-group will meet every week for for 12 weeks. The women selected for this group must attend an intake session (in person or via phone) with Rebecca to insure the group is a good fit. What will I be looking for? Being at a healing place from your traumatic experience where you are ready to do the work required as part of this group, allowing 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. This means you are able and willing to put in the time outside of group to try new skills and report back on your progress. It also means you are open to being actively involved during group, and committed to moving forward. This is called a “Work”- group because there is an  expectation to do the work, both in and outside of group as part of participation.

Limited spots available. Consider getting on the group sign up list now to ensure your spot is reserved.

 

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. We are looking at starting up a group for folks from our LGBTQQ community, a closed men’s group, and a group for partners, friends and families of survivors, plus others.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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)sass-lane.org. Please note that emails are inherently not as confidential as a direct phone call. Drop-In center location, map and directions