Survivors of sexual violence are often left with deep feelings of shame, guilt and embarrassment. Many feel they have no one to turn to for support and assistance.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine is offering an 8-week peer support group. The group will be led by experienced group facilitators and welcomes female identified survivors who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.

The group will begin in October and will take place in the Rockland area. Individuals must attend a pre-group screening interview prior to the start of the group. If interested in learning more, call 594-8580 or 338-4622 or email