Support For Survivors

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Because We Are Not Alone (BWANA) A confidential, on-campus group offering support and facilitating healing and coping. Open to Macalester students of any gender who have experienced sexual violence (sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, and other forms of non-consensual sexual contact). For a required pre-group phone screening, contact Health & Wellness Center Counselor at 651-696-6204. 

African American Women Survivors

South Asian Women Survivors

Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Survivors

Latin@ Survivors

Male Survivors

LGBTQ Survivors

Queer Survivor A free, confidential, off-campus support group for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence or past or present sexual abuse. Facilitated by the Anti-Violence Program of OutFront Minnesota and meets weekly at the Minneapolis offices of OutFront Minnesota. To learn more or sign up, contact

LGBTQ Survivors

LGBTQ Survivors of Partner Violence

Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Survivors

Transgender Survivors

Books and Readings

Sexual Assault

The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault – Aphrodite Matsakis

Quest for Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape – Linda Braswell

Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault – Leila Ray Summerfield

Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor’s Journal – Migael Scherer

Voices of Courage A book by twelve survivors of sexual assault – edited by Mike Domitrz

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms – Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula

Sexual Abuse

Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Ellen Bass & Laura Davis.

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse – Wendy Malz

Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman’s Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland and Maxine Harris

The Survivor’s Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse by Staci Haines

It Happened to Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse by William Lee Carter

The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Laura Davis

Allies in Healing: When the Person you Love was Sexually Abused as a Child, For family, friends, and partners of survivors – Laura Davis

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse – Mike Lew


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One Student
Providing students and their allies with programs, resources, and opportunities to address sexual violence.

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Pandora’s Project
Offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articles and resources. They welcome all survivors of sexual violence. Has links to handouts on healthy sexuality after sexual assault, as well as many other issues concerning sexual assault.

After Silence
Designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery of sexual violence. Their mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of their organization is a support group, message board, and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
Website committed to promoting healthy sexuality, with particular attention to survivors of sexual abuse.