In light of the current political climate, SAPAC has noticed an increase in need for community and support. We are grateful that those in our UM community are reaching out for support as needed.
We want to acknowledge that this might be a difficult day for many with the pending Senate Vote. We want to provide a space for folks to come together, so we are hosting a gathering today (10/5) from 1-4pm in the Large Lounge of our new SAPAC space on the 3rd Floor of The Michigan Square Building (330 East Liberty, across from Isalita and Ragstock). You can enter our building at the Northwest corner of the building through the elevator lobby. We will provide snacks from Jerusalem Garden and sweets for those attending. Please consider coming to join us from 1pm to 4pm for community, connection, care, and crafts.
And for those who can't stop by, please remember to take care of yourselves. We are in this together and taking care of ourselves is vitally important. A few things to remember:
1. Self care is important - Find time today to prioritize your needs, whether that is cooking a warm meal, connecting with a friend, taking a nap, or going for a walk.
2. Unplug- Although the news of the pending Senate Vote will be coming out, remember to take breaks from soaking in the media, which can cause increased anxiety.
3. Honor your emotions- There are no good or bad feelings. Name what you're feeling without judgement.
4. You are not alone- There are people who want to help, whether it's a professional or friend.
Remember: SAPAC is a resource for both survivors and supporters. If you need support, call our 24-hour crisis line (734-936-3333) or make an appointment by either walking in to our office or calling 734-764-7771.
The SAPAC Staff and Interns
Ps. If you are feeling inspired to take action, consider volunteering with SAPAC. We have three student volunteer programs that focus on creating healthy, inclusive communities by promoting healthy relationships, building bystander intervention skills, and teaching about how to support survivors. Apply to be a volunteer here: