April 27th, 2016

Join our first sexual assault support group

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 2.13.13 pmSexual assault can be traumatic and survivors sometimes feel isolated, confused and even unable to get on with their lives. Does it feel like you are the only person going through this? Do you find yourself thinking that what happened was your fault? Or do you worry that family and friends blame you?

AWARE’s Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) is launching a support group for women who have experienced sexual assault. By attending this support group, participants will meet and draw support from other women facing similar struggles. We will also share information on the impact of sexual assault, ideas about alternative coping mechanisms and details on SACC’s services, which may be able to help you further.

The support group aims to bring together those who have had similar experiences in a safe, supportive environment. For this reason, we ask that participants meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Gender: Female*
  • Age: 21 years old and above
  • Type of assault: penetrative sexual assault (rape and oral/anal/digital/object penetration)**
  • Language: English speaking

Please find below some practical details about the support group:

Venue: AWARE Centre, 5 Dover Crescent, #01-22, Singapore 130005
Registration fee: $20
Duration: There will be four weekly sessions of 2 hours each
Dates and timings: 20 July, 27 July, 3 August, 10 August; 7pm-9pm

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you! Please click here to complete the interest form and one of our staff will come back to you shortly. If you need more urgent support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at SACC.

* Unfortunately, we are not able to open up the support group to men at this time. SACC can provide information and support for men to the best of our ability, but we are regretfully not equipped to provide the same level of support as we do for women. If you are male and have been sexually assaulted, do contact us for more information on the services we have available for you.

** If you have faced any other form of sexual assault like physical sexual harassment or verbal/visual harassment, please reach out to us for case specific support. You can read more about our services here.

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