SAPAC's General Peer Led Support Group is an open drop-in, confidential healing space that meets twice a week for University of Michigan students who identify as survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. The group aims to empower survivors and facilitate resilience, reconnection, stress relief, and anxiety reduction for our participants. We’ll be doing this through semi-structured activities, self-care practices, creative arts, and creating a safe space for sharing and processing if participants choose to do so.
PLSG aims to provide a supportive, understanding community that welcomes student survivors of all ages, genders, and identities. The group is open to all survivors of sexual violence, whether those experiences happened earlier in life, or in college.
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Fall 2022 PLSG Meetings:
SAPAC Office, Michigan Union 4100 (in-person), Zoom (virtual)
*Fill out above interest form to receive meeting link information
Weekly on Sundays 8:00-9:30pm (in-person) and Tuesdays 8:00-9:30pm (virtual)
Meet the Facilitators:
Kristin Orrach is in her final semester at the School of Social Work receiving her MSW, studying Integrated Health and Interpersonal Practice. She is an alumna of UofM LSA where she studied Psychology with a minor in Gender and Health. Kristin is currently a social work student intern at Michigan Medicine’s Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, and she has been involved in SAPAC’s BICE (Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement) group, and has volunteered at SafeHouse Center. She wanted to become a PLSG co-facilitator to be a part of a space that creates a warm and supportive environment for survivors, and make an impact in a community that focuses on survivor-care. This is her eighth semester facilitating PLSG, and she looks forward to forming new connections with participants in a space that encourages creativity, healing, and growth.
Maya Sabharwal is a senior from Wisconsin majoring in Microbiology and minoring in History. Outside of school, she is involved in SAPAC’s Survivor Empowerment & Ally Support (SEAS) group, is a member of Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives (M-HEAL), a member of the FemForward coalition, and participates in various other campus activities. She wanted to become a PLSG co-facilitator to engage in a space that fosters resilience and promotes self-care. This is Maya’s first semester facilitating PLSG, and she looks forward to making new friends and belonging to a community that emphasizes survivor-centered care.