Events & Programs

Annual Membership Meeting

We invite our donors and volunteers to attend our Annual Membership Meeting.

We are bringing together our members for inspiration, networking, and discussion. During the meeting, you will:

* Receive an overview of the successes and challenges of the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year.

* Learn about the bold strategic initiatives that emerged from the 2021 board of director’s retreat.

* Meet the incoming board of directors and vote on the newest members.

* Evaluate the financial position of the ACW.
Voting is open to all members of the organization who contributed over $35 from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.
This year our meeting will be held virtually on December 9th at 4:00 PM. We hope to bring our members together in-person for the 2022 meeting.
Please register in advance by clicking the link below. You can email me or call the office (507-452-4440) if you have any questions.

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sexual assault support group


Support group for survivors of sexual violence.

The 12-week confidential support group is facilitated by a licensed social worker for survivors who have experienced sexual assault. Members of the group must be 16 years of age and over. This group incorporates both experience-specific support and tools for managing surrounding circumstances. It covers health, collaboration, coping, and empowerment through discussion.

Meeting Times:
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Beginning in January 2022 – Specific Date TBD

The group is a closed group. No drop-ins. Once the group starts, members will attend 12 sessions. Attendance at every session may not be necessary but plan to attend the majority of sessions to receive the most benefit from the process.

The program is free of charge thanks to the efforts of the #ibelieveYOU fundraiser held at Winona State University in the spring of 2021.

Once you have registered, you will be contacted by the Advocacy Center of Winona(ACW) to confirm your registration. The sessions will be held at the ACW downtown Winona location in-person. Please indicate if you would need childcare or transportation in order to attend the sessions.

This group is open to cis-women, trans-women and non-binary folks. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call the ACW office at 507-452-4440

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. It is a time for all of us to speak up about domestic violence, raise awareness, and support survivors of this devastating but common issue.

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National Stalking Awareness Month

January 2021

This is an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2021

This is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.

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