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SAPAC Reflections

The recent escalation of violence that the world is witnessing in Israel/Palestine is profound and harrowing. The complexity of the conflict that has been and continues to occur within the region is more nuanced than a single post could ever capture or speak to. What is readily apparent is the profound impact of violence, trauma, and human suffering that is being experienced by all people within the region, whether they be Palestinians, Israelis, or individuals who do not identify within either community. Central to SAPAC’s work are the values of non-violence, social justice, and survivor empowerment. We embrace these values because SAPAC recognizes the history of violence across our societies and the profoundly harmful ripple effects those acts of violence can cause across lifetimes and generations. Survivors of trauma are the experts of their own experience and deserve immediate and equitable access to the support they need due to the individualized impact trauma can cause to their lives. Within the communities of Israel and the Gaza Strip, the realities of violence and trauma are being acutely experienced now. And, like is true in all conflicts, the young, the old, and the vulnerable will experience a disproportionate level of impact and trauma when compared to any other group. Similarly, we know that there has been an increase in instances of gender-based and sexual violence within the region, and it is possible that there will continue to be an escalation in these forms of violence for years to come. SAPAC seeks to provide a community of support and safety for all survivors of trauma. It is also very common for individuals who have experienced harm to have their own trauma triggered when they witness depictions of real world violence. If you or someone you care about is experiencing difficulty please know SAPAC is available to provide both direct support and provide connection to other useful resources. Please use our public intake form to schedule an appointment with a SAPAC Advocate or call SAPAC’s 24-hour support line at (734) 936-3333 to access immediate support.

SAPAC Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays at SAPAC is an open and informal offering for students to engage with community and optional self-care resources including journaling, art, discussion, mindfulness and movement. You are welcome to drop-in for a few minutes or stay for the duration!

A SAPAC team member will be present. This is not a support group or a clinical group setting, but we are here to hold space, and provide connections to supportive resources if you have questions!


Winter 2024 Meeting Schedule:

Mondays via Zoom - 5:30-6:30pm (first meeting on Monday Jan 22nd)
Fridays in person - 4:30-5:30pm (first meeting on Friday Jan 19th)

Location: In person - SAPAC Office, 4100 Michigan Union

LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group

Interested in learning about trauma, trauma-informed care, and healing in community with survivors? Curious about the LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group? Come to a workshop! Hosted by SAPAC's LGBTQ+ Peer Led Support Group facilitators!

When: Fall 2023 meetings have wrapped up, we will announce Winter 2024 opportunities soon! Sign up on the interest form above to be notified about upcoming meetings!

SAPAC Peer Led Support Group

Winter 2024 PLSG Meetings:


SAPAC Office, Michigan Union 4100 (in-person), Zoom (virtual)

Sunday: 7-8:30 PM in person
Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 PM virtual

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Contact Us

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Please fill out this form to request an appointment.

24-hour Crisis Line:
(734) 936-3333

Office Phone:
(734) 764-7771

4130 Michigan Union
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

Free and confidential support services are available to current UM students, staff, and faculty.

Information on UM's Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and more can be found here.

Appointment Request

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