Sexual Assault Survivors Support (S.A.S.S.) Group

SASS is a participant lead group session for survivors of any and all forms of Sexual Violence/ Assault. Created to build a support network for survivors, SASS facilitates a bond between survivors and promotes a safe and supportive atmosphere to talk and share. To protect the safety of group participants, please call the office at 705.268.8381 during business hours for date, time and location of SASS group.

Sex Trade Engagement Project (S.T.E.P.)

STEP is an outreach and drop-in group for women identified folks working in the sex trade.

This group is for women identified folks who work in the sex trade, either currently or formerly, in all areas of the sex trade (street-based sex work, escorts, phone sex operators, exotic dancers, pornography actors, webcam workers, erotic masseuses, etc.). The goal is to provide a space that is safe and non-judgmental where women can come to share information, receive advocacy, referrals and one to one support as needed. We also provide condoms, hygiene products, clothing as well as other harm reduction/safer sex supplies.

*TAWC recognizes that sex work is not the same as human trafficking. Sex work involves selling some form of sexual service. Trafficking is coerced or forced labor.  In saying that, we support choice and believe that women have a right to self-determination.  Our goal is to make sex work as safe and as positive as possible for women involved in the sex trade industry.

Mother’s Group for Children who have witnessed violence
This is a Mother’s Group that provides an opportunity for women to gain info and receive support in understanding the impact of abuse on their children.
– Runs between 9-12 weeks
– May be offered during the day or evening to accommodate work schedules for 2hr
– Snack, transportation and childcare costs covered
– Call us for more information
Pattern Changing Group

Pattern Changing is a 12 week group that is typically offered every Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It normally runs from September to December.

Twelve week group session during which we discuss:
– Your rights and impact of abuse
– Family roles and abuse: why is it so hard to leave, and the dysfunctional childhood legacy
– Boundaries and good-bye to old patterns
– About feelings: grief, anger and guilt
– Boundary setting using assertiveness skills: myth and reality
– Setting realistic goals, new patterns of decision making
– Healthy relationships, changing patterns.