Meetings

Meetings list

Our list of worldwide ASCA support group meetings.

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Guidance
  • If you are new to ASCA, the about and meetings webpages provide further information.
  • Please be on time for the start of ASCA meetings. Admittance is restricted once a meeting begins.
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  • Some groups do not meet weekly, and we are not always able to verify the accuracy of the listing. First-time attendees are advised to contact the group to verify information and for additional guidelines.
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Unless noted, all meetings listed are community-based meetings. These meetings are formed and run by adult survivors of child abuse.

We note provider-based meetings, which mental health providers and other organizations establish and maintain. Adult survivors of child abuse may or may not facilitate these meetings.

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Sunday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Online: Based in Washington, D.C.

Metro DC Area ASCA Support Group

An all-virtual format using Zoom.

Meetings are on Sundays at 1pm ET.

You can find details of the meeting by finding us at https://www.meetup.com/MDC-ASCA-Support-Group/

For further questions, email Chicaiza and Cathy at asca.mdc@gmail.com.

Sunday - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In person: Ohio (Columbus)

1. Columbus, OH

2. 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month starting at 2:00 pm

3. No fee – donations welcome

4. Contact Ryan ascacolumbus@gmail.com

5. Where: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 30 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Sunday - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Online/In person: Based in Georgia (Atlanta)

ASCA-Atlanta offers online and in-person meetings.

  • Online meetings are hosted each Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on Zoom.
  • In-person meetings are hosted on the third Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. ET at Saint Mark's United Methodist Church (details below).

Request to join the group by visiting http://www.meetup.com/ASCA-Atlanta/

Once added to the group, you can RSVP to attend an online or in-person meeting by going to: https://www.meetup.com/asca-atlanta/events/

RSVP is required to receive the link to the Zoom meeting each Sunday.

Please contact the meeting organizers by sending a Meetup message or posting a comment to the event if you have questions.

A suggested donation of $3 to $5 is requested to defer administrative costs.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Click here to make a donation.

In-person meetings on the third Sunday of the month are held at:

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Meeting Room 200
781 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
(The meeting entrance is on 5th street between Peachtree and Juniper Street in midtown Atlanta)

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before 4:30 to receive the passcode for free parking in the parking deck at the 5th street entrance.

ASCA-Atlanta gets a passcode to Park for FREE. The co-facilitator of the meeting will provide you with the parking passcode upon arrival.

Sunday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in California (San Fernando Valley)
Note: at capacity and the wait is around 4-6 weeks

Uses the Zoom platform.

Meets every other Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time.

Jessie: ascasfv818@gmail.com

Please note: We are at capacity, BUT we utilize a waiting list. Newcomers are welcome to join the list—the wait is around 4–6 weeks.

Sunday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in California (San Fernando Valley)
Note: for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder/Alters

ASCA Meeting for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) or those without a formal diagnosis but have distinct alters/parts.

Please email for additional information.

We meet every other Sunday at 6:30pm Pacific Time

Contact Jessie: ascadid@gmail.com

Sunday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online/In person: Based in California (Santa Clarita)
Note: in-person meetings are on pause

In-person ASCA Santa Clarita support group meetings are on pause, and we will resume when there is sufficient interest.

Virtual ASCA meetings are on alternate Sundays 6:30–8pm PST.

Please join our meetup group:

http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Clarita-ASCA/ and RSVP for the ASCA meetings you would like to attend. We have changed our process and the Zoom link is visible on meetup after RSVPing for a meeting on meetup. Please check ahead of time, if the Zoom link is not visible after RSVP, please email ascascv661@yahoo.com.

For newcomers to our group: please login at 6:15pm PDT for orientation.

Please read the following hand-outs ahead of time

Our web-site (http://ascasantaclarita.org) will also have FAQs and resources.

Please contact Karen: ascascv661@yahoo.com if you have additional questions.

Sunday (see details)

Online: Based on the west coast (U.S.)
Note: forming, for adult survivors of child sex trafficking

ASCA Child Sex Trafficking Survivors group

Email: ascakenc2024@gmail.com

This virtual ASCA meeting is intended for adult survivors of child sex trafficking.

Currently in the building phase to gauge interest.

Plans are to begin virtual 90-minute meetings on a monthly basis on the last Sunday of the month.

Based on the West Coast and open to all survivors in any time zone.

Please sign up via the Facebook group link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1133218927702214

You are welcome to create an alternate profile for anonymity.

I am Co-Facilitator of a local ASCA group and encourage attendees to take Co-Facilitator training via The Morris Center, as meetings require two Co-Facilitators. Training schedule/information can be found at www.ascasupport.org/#Announcements

Monday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Online/In person: Based in British Columbia (Vancouver)
Note: at capacity and not accepting new members

March 7, 2024: At this time, we are at capacity and not accepting new members. If you are a potential member, please check back regularly or explore other groups.

What: ASCA Support Group. The group will be following the ASCA model and the Survivor to Thriver manual.

Who: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional).

Where: Online over Zoom for now. Email asca.vancouver@gmail.com to be sent the Zoom link for meetings.

Once we are able to return to in-person meetings, we will meet at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, 3080 Prince Edward Street (off Kingsway), Vancouver, BC. Enter on the west side of the hospital and go to the St. Germaine Roy Conference Room.

When: Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Cost: By donation.

Parking & Transit: Street parking is available; be mindful of resident-only parking. Transit routes #19, #3.

Access: Wheelchair accessible.

First Time? Come 10-15 min. early for orientation to ASCA meeting materials and format.

Contact by email: asca.vancouver@gmail.com

Monday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In person: Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's)

Meets on the first and third Monday of every month.

Location: 10 Pearl Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Time: 7–8:30pm

Contact: Bev 709-746-9627, bev@morvis.com

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In person: California (Berkeley)

Starting Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, Second Floor

Contact Wahid at wahid@oakleaffunding.com

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In person: California (San Francisco)

***Back to In Person Meetings on August 16, 2022 (masks required)***

Meeting Details

A Rotating format meeting that includes a book study, a speaker mtg, and a step study. Depending on the size of the group, the mtg sometimes goes to 9 pm. If that happens, you have the option of leaving earlier at 8 pm.

Location & Directions:

501 Castro St., corner of 18th St, 2nd floor (one block from Castro Muni Station) Public Transit: K, L, M, 33, 24. Wheelchair accessible
Castro Community Room (in the Bank of America Bldg)

COST: Suggested donation $3–5. No one turned away for lack of funds.

NEWCOMERS: PLEASE COME 15 MINUTES EARLY in order to acquaint yourselves with the meeting format and rules.

LATECOMERS will be let into the meeting somewhere between 6:40 and 6:45. After that time, no one will be let in.

SOME GROUP RULES:

  1. Arrive on time and remain until the conclusion of the meeting.
  2. ASCA mtgs are exclusively for adult survivors of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. No observers please.
  3. ASCA mtgs are not intended for survivors who are currently perpetrating abuse on others.
  4. Talking about your own acts of present perpetrator type behavior is not permissible.
  5. Talking in detail about past perpetrator behavior is also not permissible.

CONTACT INFO: http://www.sfasca.com
EMAIL: sfascagroup@gmail.com (BE SURE TO PUT "ASCA" IN THE SUBJECT LINE).

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in England (London)

UK, London (virtual)

Zoom meeting open to all in any global location

Language: English

Time: First Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm ET (6:30 pm GMT), beginning Feb. 6, 2024.

Website: https://www.yourwellbeingjourneycic.org/asca-london

Contact via web-page

This is a provider-based meeting.

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online/In person: Based in Florida (St. Petersburg)

Tampa Bay Thrivers

https://meetu.ps/e/MglXj/74XDH/i

Zoom meetings every other Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm

Hybrid Zoom/In-person meetings one Tuesday a month 6:30pm-8pm at:
Barbara S. Ponce Public Library 7770 52nd St N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in New Jersey (Northfield)

First Meeting August 8, 2017.

Every Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8pm.

Contact: Grey at ASCA@mhanj.org

Tuesday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Online: Based in Illinois (Chicago)

Meeting Details

ASCA Chicago meetings are 7pm–8:30pm Central Time (CT) on Tuesdays.
Contact Stu at ascahealing@gmail.com

For details go to http://sites.google.com/site/ascachicago/

Tuesday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In person: North Carolina (Greensboro)

1. State & City: Greensboro, NC

2. Status of Meeting (Current or Proposed): Current, established Nov 2017

3. Fee per Meeting: $1 or more suggested donation (or contribute on line to the Meetup group)

4. Contact Person: Jo (Organizer) or Dwight (Co-Organizer) via the Meetup group (see #8 below)

5. Contact Telephone Number: pending membership approval

6. Meeting Day & Time Tuesdays, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

7. Meeting Location: pending membership approval

8. Meeting Information and Membership Request: www.meetup.com/SurvivorsAnonymous/
Meetup.com account and profile are required (at no cost)

Tuesday - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Online: Based in New York (Brooklyn)

Meeting Details: A rotating format meeting that includes an open share meeting, a step study meeting, and a C-reader topic meeting.

All participants are invited to attend an optional virtual café after each meeting.

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 pm EST.

Latecomers are Welcome until 8:15 pm.

The meetings are held on Zoom.

Please write to ascabrooklyn@gmail.com for more information and to receive the links each week.

There is No cost for the meetings, but people can send donations to: https://www.ascasupport.org/contribute/.

Tuesday - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Online: Based in Indiana

Meeting is Tuesdays at 8:30 to 10:00 pm US Eastern Time.

Virtual doors open at 8:15 pm.

There is a virtual café after the meeting.

The meeting is held on Zoom.

Anyone wanting information can email Tuesday@ASCA.Cloud.

Wednesday - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Online/In person: Based in Texas (Killeen)

  1. Meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (in 2024, skipping Valentine’s Day).
  2. Alternating onsite and virtual meeting.
  3. To request to attend, and to get location and Zoom information, please email ASCA@killeencreators.org.
  4. Contact: (254) 213-2210 ASCA@killeencreators.org.
  5. No fee, at this time.

Wednesday - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In person: New York (Manhattan)
Note: currently on hold

ASCA NYC is a thriving meeting that has held in-person meetings on Wednesday evenings in Manhattan for over 20 years. Our meetings are currently on hold as we plan for return to in-person events. Please check back here for further updates.

We can be reached at ascanyc@aol.com

Wednesday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in California (Oakland)
Note: for Asians and Pacific Islanders only

This ASCA VIRTUAL monthly meeting is based in Oakland, CA, and is only for survivors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

This VIRTUAL meeting is on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm – 8pm/8:30pm PT.

If you are interested, email Sharryn: chynkchyk@gmail.com

Thursday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Online: Based in California (San Fernando Valley)
Note: for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder/Alters

ASCA Meeting for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) or those without a formal diagnosis but have distinct alters/parts.

Please email for additional information.

We meet every other Thursday at 6:30pm Pacific Time

Contact Jessie: ascadid@gmail.com

Thursday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Online: Based in California (San Francisco)

As of December 2023, this group is going to an every 2 week meeting schedule. See www.ascasanfrancisco.org for the dates.
They hope to be back to every week in Spring 2024.

Meeting Details: A Rotating format meeting that includes a book study, a speaker mtg, and a step study.

We are NOT meeting in person under the current COVID situation. We have implemented virtual meetings via Zoom (video enabled).

Please note that we have added a password to the Zoom meeting in order to restrict access and ensure safety. If you would like to join the Zoom meeting please email us at ascasanfrancisco@gmail.com or through the Contact Form on our website.

Meeting time: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm

Contact us at www.ascasanfrancisco.org or write ascasanfrancisco@gmail.com

COST: Suggested donation $3-5, No one turned away for lack of funds.

LATECOMERS: will be let into the meeting somewhere between 6:40 and 6:45. After that time no one will be let in.

SOME GROUP RULES:

Arrive on time and remain until the conclusion of the meeting.

ASCA mtgs are exclusively for adult survivors of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. No observers please.

ASCA mtgs are not intended for survivors who are currently perpetrating abuse on others. Talking about your own acts of present perpetrator type behavior is not permissible. Talking in detail about past perpetrator behavior is also not permissible.

Wednesday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In person: New York (Manhattan)

Welcome,

We accept newcomers.

Please visit our website for the most updated information and schedule:

ASCAManhattan.org

Meeting day & Time: Every Wednesday between 6:30pm-8pm.

Meeting location: In Manhattan - a short walk from Penn Station & Herald Square. In order to keep our meetings as safe as possible, please contact us through our website or email where we will provide the location details.

Contact: ascamanhattan@gmail.com

Last Updated: 03/19/2024

Thursday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In person: Pennsylvania (Beaver Falls)

1. Beaver Falls (Chippewa Township), PA 15010

2. Current – call or e-mail prior to attending

3. Free

4. Julie

5. 724-417-9619‬ ascabeaver@gmail.com

6. 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 – 8PM

7. St Monica Parish, 116 Thorndale Dr. Beaver Falls, PA 15010

8. Meetings held in Founders Hall first room lower level classroom

Thursday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Online: Based in Maryland (Baltimore)

A Virtual ASCA meeting originating in Baltimore, Maryland. Meets every Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm US Eastern Time. There is an optional 45 min after the meeting for anyone who has questions, resources to share or unwind from the meeting.

For more information write to ASCABaltimoreVirtual@gmail.com

Thursday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In person: Tennessee (Monteagle)

Meets at the Methodist Meeting Hall next to the CVS at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.

Directions from exit 34 on 41A: Turn right onto 41A then right at the street after the CVS.The building will be on the left.

Contact: Barbara at bhughes@sewanee.edu

Barbara is available as a speaker. If you are interested in inviting her to speak at your group, please contact her.

Thursday - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In person: California (Santa Monica)

COST: Suggested donation $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.

We encourage new members to arrive 15 minutes early in order to acquaint themselves with the meeting format and rules. Please note that the door to the meeting room may be locked. We will check the door once or twice until 8:00pm to let in latecomers. After 8:00pm, no one else will be let in.

Some group rules

ASCA meetings are exclusively for adult survivors of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. No observers please.

ASCA meetings are not intended for survivors who are currently perpetrating abuse on others. Talking about your own acts of perpetrator type behavior is not permissible.

Meeting details

7:30-9:00 pm Thursdays in Santa Monica.

Contact us for details: http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Monica-ASCA/

Visit out web site: http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Monica-ASCA/

Thursday - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In person: New Jersey (Morris Plains)

We are currently holding an in-person meeting for vaccinated people (proof required). We have a temporary virtual option available for those who have attended at least one in-person meeting. We also meet virtually if weather does not permit us to meet in person.

Due to these uncertain times, please email ASCAMorrisPlains@gmail.com before coming to your first in-person meeting to ensure that we are meeting in person that week. Thank you!

Saturday - 9:00am to 10:30am

Online: Based in California (Berkeley)

Contact Lindsay Fulton: lindsayandreafulton@gmail.com

Saturday - 9:00am to 10:30am

Online: Based in California (Long Beach)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 virus, our current meeting location is unavailable. ASCA Long Beach will be holding Zoom meetings in the meantime, so we do not go without support from our fellow survivors. Please contact Matt (phone: 562-225-5780 or e-mail ASCA4LB@gmail.com) for Zoom information.

Cost: Free, but donations are Welcome.

Saturday - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Online: Based in North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham)

This community ASCA℠ peer support group started meeting in 2009, co-facilitated by fellow abuse survivors. Meetings are based on the ASCA℠ 21-Step recovery program.

Meets on Zoom

Saturday - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

In person: California (Berkeley)

Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU)
1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709. Corner of Bonita and Cedar
2nd Floor, Benjy Room

Time: Saturdays from 3pm to 4:15 pm.
Starting Date: 7-13-24

A Rotating format meeting that includes Open Agenda, Steps and Topics.

Donations suggested but no one is turned away due to lack of donation.

Contact: wahid@oakleaffunding.com or 925-788-2715

Unspecified day/time (see details)

Online/In person: Based in California (San Diego)

This is a provider-based, closed, psycho-educational support group meetings (in-person and online) facilitated by therapists. It includes exercises from the ASCA℠ Survivor to Thriver Manual.

This is not a traditional ASCA℠ self-help support group meeting.

Requires a 16 to 18-week commitment.

There is a waiting list to attend this group. To sign up for this group, please call 619-692-0727, extension 118. Say that you are interested in the ASCA group.

Dates and times are determined per group.

Donations appreciated.

The provider is very interested in supporting the community to start a traditional community-based ASCA℠ self-help support group that can be available to support adult survivors of child abuse independent of the provider (after the 16–18-week provider-based group ends).

Address: Home Start, 5005 Texas St., Suite 203 (Admin offices), San Diego, CA 92108

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