Two separate support groups were established in order to provide a safe place for survivors of sexual assault to share their own experiences, learn from others who have had similar experiences, and support one another.

Based on interest, there will be separate groups for youth who identify as male (he/him/they/them pronouns), and youth who identify as female (she/her/they/them pronouns). We will work with youth who identify as trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming to find the group that best meets their needs. Most importantly, we welcome all youth regardless of gender identity and will work with each individual person to find the most supportive environment for their healing.

The groups will each meet on a weekly basis for 60-75mins. Due to COVID restrictions, the groups will meet virtually via Zoom. Once safety guidelines allow for in-person meetings, the groups will meet at BYS.

If you are interested in participating in this group, please fill out the registration form above. Once you have turned in the registration form, the Youth Services Coordinator will be in contact with you. It is required that you meet with a facilitator before you attend a meeting.

The lead facilitators are BYS Counselor, Helen Burke (females) and BYS Counseling Intern, John Carleton (males).