Intimacy Group Fall 2016

Intimacy Group Fall 2016

The Alder Program at The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) is announcing a FREE 10 week psycho-educational group for women who have experienced sexual trauma and want to address and resolve issues around intimacy that arise from experiencing sexual trauma.

In this group participants will:

  • Explore individual ideas of healthy sexuality in a safe, sexpositive, non-judgmental environment.
  • Discuss barriers to sexuality and intimacy that arise from experiencing sexual assault.
  • Learn and practice tools to increase ability to be in touch with sexuality while setting and maintaining boundaries.
  • Learn and practice tools to manage trauma triggers and increase ability to experience physical intimacy as a healthy, fulfilling and empowering part of life.

When: Group will be on Thursday evenings starting in mid-October

Where: SARC Alder Program office

For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Betsy Trumbull, LCSW at 971-708-5771 or email:

Trauma-Informed Peer Clinical Consultation Group

Trauma-Informed Peer Clinical Consultation Group

SARC’s Alder Program is starting a free, monthly, trauma-informed peer clinical consultation group for clinical providers who work with trauma survivors.

This group will meet monthly for:

  • case consultation
  • sharing of trauma-informed practice knowledge, concepts, ideas
  • vicarious trauma prevention
  • clinical peer support
  • ethics discussions
  • sharing resources and referral sources
  • discussing ways to increase trauma-informed care in our community

Beginning August 9th

2nd Tuesday of each month


4900 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 103

This group is open to clinical providers who work with trauma survivors. We welcome clinicians who work with any trauma survivor population, but we will have a focus on interpersonal trauma work specifically.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mychelle Moritz at 503-626-9100 ext. 230 or

SARC Resources

Friends and Family Group

It is time to sign-up for the Alder Program’s Friends and Family Group summer session.

The Friends and Family group is a FREE 10-week psychoeducational group for partners, friends and family members of adults and teens who have experienced sexual assault at age 15 or older.

In this group participants will learn:

  • Information about sexual trauma, including: after effects of sexual trauma on the brain and body, how trauma memory is processed, how trauma survivors cope with sexual trauma and the losses that result from experiencing sexual trauma
  • How to provide helpful support to a person who has experienced sexual trauma, including: learning to use language that helps not hurts, how to validate effectively, how to help create a safe environment to promote healing
  • How to cope with your own feelings, including: learning how to cope with natural feelings that arise while being a support to a person healing from sexual trauma, self-care strategies

When: Thursday evenings beginning mid-June (exact start date TBD)

Where: The Sexual Assault Resource Center Alder Program: 4900 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 103 Beaverton, OR 97005

For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Betsy Trumbull, LCSW at 971-708-5771 or via email:

Slams for SAAM

Slams for SAAM

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Sexual Assault Resource Center invites you to an evening of slam and spoken word poetry by local artists. Join us in bringing voice to sexual assault awareness.

Saturday, April 30th, 6 PM – 8 PM

Solace & Fine Espresso 4655 SW Griffith Dr #160, Beaverton, OR 97005

This is a FREE event! Please RSVP on EventBrite by clicking the ‘GET TICKETS’ button

This event welcomes all persons of every gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, spiritual belief, age, body size or ability. Solace is an ADA accessible space that has gender-neutral bathrooms. Thank you for joining us and helping spread awareness!

Refreshments will be provided and drinks are available for purchase.

Hope Unveiled

Hope Unveiled

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), invites you to an open house at our RYSE Resource Center.



The night will be filled with art and poetry from our amazing youth and young adults, unveiling their strengths, creativity, and talent. We are looking forward to opening our space to the community and giving a glimpse of what hope looks like at SARC. Refreshments will be provided.

Trauma-Informed Peer Clinical Consultation Group

Intimacy Group

The SARC Alder Program will be offering a FREE 10-week psychoeducational group aimed at addressing sexuality and intimacy needs for adult survivors of sexual trauma starting March 3, 2016. The group will meet Thursday evenings at the SARC Alder Program office.

The group references work done by both Wendy Maltz (The Sexual Healing Journey, 1991) and Staci Haines (Healing Sex, 2007) that addresses intimate, sexual and sensual healing for survivors.

Goals of the group include:

  • Exploring one’s own definitions of healthy sexuality and intimacy in a sex-positive environment
  • Discussing barriers to sexuality and intimacy in a safe, non-judgmental setting
  • Offering tools to increase a participant’s ability to become more in tune with their sexuality while setting and maintaining boundaries

The group addresses sexuality and intimacy directly, therefore, a typical participant has previously participated in an initial support group and/or individual counseling to address sexual trauma and will have developed an array of positive coping skills.

For more information or to sign up for the group please contact Betsy Trumbull, LCSW at 971-708-5771 or via email at

SARC Winter Break Information

For the next week, SARC will be partially closed. Please note the following information because many of our services will still be available.

As always, our 24-hour support line and in-person crisis response will be available without interruption. Thank you to our staff and volunteers who work really hard to make sure that support is available to anyone who needs it. Support Line: 503-640-5311

If you are in crisis and cannot reach your counselor or case manager, please call the crisis line in your area:

Washington County Crisis Line                   503-291-9111

Multnomah County Crisis Line                     503-988-4888

Clackamas County Crisis Line                     503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline           800-273-TALK

SARC’s business office will be closed from Thursday, December 24th – Sunday, January 3rd.

We reopen on Monday, January 4th.

Staff will be working from home, and checking voicemails and e-mails December 28th, 29th, and 30th, however some staff members will be out of town and unavailable by phone or e-mail until they return.

Some support groups will still be offered, please check with your support group facilitator if you are not sure if your group will be meeting during the break.

SARC wishes all of you a safe a joy-filled new year.


Spreading the Love!

Thanks to IStandForLove and the LifeIsBeautiful calendar matching weekend, 300 inspirational calendars were donated to SARC!  We will be spreading the love throughout our community by sharing these calendars with those we serve as well as our amazing volunteers who make it all possible.  A huge thank you to everyone who purchased calendars over Thanksgiving weekend, and of course, to Sarah Love for her kindness and sharing her creation with us!

To support a local Portland artist and continue spreading the love, you can purchase the LifeIsBeautiful calendar here:

Operation Santa

SARC invites you to give back to your community this holiday season by donating to our annual ‘Operation Santa’ event that helps us to provide the youth we serve with clothing, food, and other basic needs…

Please read details in the image and share with your family and friends!

THANK YOU to Our Volunteers & Sponsors

Volunteer Appreciation 2015

We had another great volunteer appreciation event this year. SARC volunteers donate thousands of hours of advocacy, community outreach, event planning, and office assistance to our organization each year. In 2014 alone, our advocates provided over 15,000 hours of service, offered in-person support to 124 violence survivors, and took nearly 2,000 calls on our support line – a truly incredible gift to our community. A million thanks to all of the businesses and community partners who have helped us to support and celebrate their commitment to this work.Volunteer-appreciation_1

The Float Shoppe  Volunteer-appreciation_3
Camamu Soap
Portland Juice Company
The Body Shop
Whole Foods Greenway Market
Nothing Bundt Cake
Elements Therapeutic Massage
ME Fitness Studios
Lush Cosmetics
Float On
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Salt and Straw
Zama Massage
Sellwood Soap
Vance Family Candles
Stash Tea
Portland Nursery
Toro Bravo
Zen Space
Kruger’s Farm Market
New Seasons Market
Bitch Magazine
Another Read Through
Tresor Day Spa
New Deal Distillery
Cupcake Jones
People’s Food Co-op
Grand Central Bakery and Café
Portland Style Cheesecake
Trader Joes
Imago Dei
Hotlips Soda
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Whole Foods Sandy
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Mississippi Pizza
Pizza A Go Go
Rocket Pizza