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.
Winter 2024 PLSG Meetings:
SAPAC Office, Michigan Union 4100 (in-person), Zoom (virtual)
*Fill out above interest form to receive meeting link information
Sunday: 7-8:30 PM in person
Tuesday: 7:30-8:30 PM virtual
*Starting January 28, 2024.
Meet the Facilitators:
Shai Ybarra is a second year Masters of Social Work candidate with a focus on interpersonal practice. Outside of classes and co-facilitating PLSG, Shai is a Survivor Care Team Intern with SAPAC. She wanted to become a PLSG co-facilitator to support group dynamics, engage in a survivor-centered healing space, and contribute to a resilience and empowerment-driven environment. This is Shai’s first year as a co-facilitator for PLSG and she looks forward to meeting new people, uplifting an amazing community on campus and building connections with those who value survivor-centered care!
Caroline Carr is a masters of social work student from Chicago currently studying interpersonal practice On campus she is also a Graduate Program Assistant in Adaptable Resolution at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at Michigan. She is passionate about mental health awareness and social justice advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, exploring Ann Arbor, and reading. This is Caroline's first semester facilitating PLSG, and she looks forward to building relationships and contributing to a community that emphasizes survivor-centered care.