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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Crisis Support for Augsburg students

Support groups for sexual assault survivors

Aurora Center Support Groups (female-identified and male-identified survivors groups; for University of MN and Augsburg students; Augsburg contracts with The Aurora Center to provide services to Augsburg students)

Sexual Violence Center   (multiple groups including Queer Survivors, Female-Identified Survivors, Male-Identified Survivors, and Journey Through the Arts group)

Rape & Sexual Abuse Center/Cornerstone

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)

Sexual Assault crisis lines, support, and treatment

Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota     612-626-9111

•24/7 crisis line (for U of M and Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and concerned others)

•walk-in assistance Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm (ask for Becky or Tia)   (located East Bank campus room 117 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE, near the Weisman Art Museum, 11 minutes on the #2 bus, 15 minute walk; rides available from DPS)

•services available to Augsburg students, staff, faculty and concerned others through contract with Aurora Center

•advocates will accompany you to the hospital for physical exam and treatment

•advocates can support if you choose to  file a police report

•help in arranging safe housing

•support groups

•legal advocacy — can help you with restraining and harassment orders and accompany you to court

•advocacy services provided by trained volunteers; services also available in person from professional staff


Sexual Violence Center – 612-871-5111

•24/7 crisis line

•Telephone or walk-in short-term advocacy services

•accessible to everyone regardless of language spoken; works with interpreters; website info in English, Hmong, Spanish and Somali

•Liaison between police and victim

•Free support group

•Advocacy services provided by trained volunteers

•SVC is a member of the Trans Youth Support Network, and is a safe space for trans survivors

•services available for everyone — SVC is a resource for men, people in same sex relationships, survivors along the gender continuum, and undocumented people


Cornerstone Rape and Sexual Abuse Services – 612-825-4357

•24/7 phone help line

•Walk-in crisis counseling for recent sexual assault

•Free, drop-in support groups for rape survivors (women’s group and men’s group)

•Short and long-term therapy groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse (sliding fee scale, some insurance and MA accepted)

•Clinical services are provided by licensed and master’s or PhD level staff therapists or graduate interns; advocacy services provided by trained volunteers

•EMDR therapy may be available


Community-University Health Care Center      612-301-3433 ask for an advocate

•crisis intervention and post-crisis support

•free and confidential

•sexual assault advocate will meet with you wherever you want to meet; works part-time

•serves the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, culturally-competent care


Indigenous Women’s Life Net —  Minneapolis American Indian Center

•advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence

•case management

•housing advocacy

•relocation for safety


University of Minnesota Medical Center  West Bank — ER   (across Riverside Ave from the Augsburg Foss Center/chapel)   612-672-6402   2312 South 6th Street (West Building, Floor 1)  They will contact a sexual assault advocate from the Aurora Center to accompany you during your exam.




OutFront Minnesota   612-822-0127 option 3 (Anti-Violence Program Crisis Line)

Sexual Violence Center   612-871-5111

University of Minnesota Aurora Center   612-626-9111


EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a specialized form of therapy for healing of trauma.  If you have insurance, you can find a therapist close to you on the Therapy Finder.

EMDR therapy may be available on a sliding fee scale basis at the Neighborhood Involvement Program/Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, as well as some other neighborhood counseling clinics such as the Native American Community Clinic, the Wilder Foundation Southeast Asian Services, and African-American Family Services.


Other Sexual Assault Resources

The Barrette Project        Honoring Native women survivors of sexual violence

Prostitution to Independence, Dignity and Equality (PRIDE)  Hotline: 612-728-2062  Support services to sexually exploited individuals and their families.

National Sexual Assaut Hotline  1-800-656-HOPE (4673)