Group Name: Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Description: Survivors of Incest Anonymous is a spiritual, self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions as borrowed from AA, along with some SIA Slogans and the Serenity Prayer. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of child sexual abuse, and you want to recover.There are no dues or fees.
Everything that is said here, in the group meeting or member to member, must be held in strict confidence. We do not have any professional therapist working in our group. SIA is not a replacement for therapy or any other professional service when needed. We define incest very broadly as a sexual encounter initiated by a family member or by an extended family member that damaged the child. By “extended family” we mean an aunt, uncle, in-law, step-parent, cousin, friend of the family, teacher, coach, another child, clergy or anyone that that betrayed the child’s trust. We believe we were affected by the abuse whether it occurred once or many times, since the damage is incurred immediately.
Where: 519 Church Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Jlceltic@hotmail.com | www.siawso.org