Sexual assault, rape and/or incest is never the victims fault.
SASHA CENTER primarily focuses on educating the public, raising awareness and providing support to self-identified survivors of sexual assault. All support groups are free of charge and confidential.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Wedneday's 6p - 8p
Healing Is Possible Sistah Circle Soar Series. YOU MUST Call to pre-register. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: 1-888-865-7055. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.
This is an open group format that will run every Wednesday.
Our mission at the SASHA Center is to increase awareness, provide resources and educate the public about sexual assault, provide culturally specific peer support groups to self identified survivors of rape and to increase justice and visibility for survivors in Southeast Michigan.
Make A Donation
To help support the mission of SASHA Center, we invite you to make a financial contribution or donate needed goods or services. read more
WDET's Craig Fahle Show Interview January 8, 2013
Stand Up Now - radio show Interview June 24, 2014
Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 13.6% (42 million) of the population self-identified as Black or African American.... read more.
Kalimah Johnson, Executive Director of the SASHA Center - B.L.A.C Magazine
Through her work at the Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness, this native Detroiter gives victims a voice.... read more.
Annual Report 2015
SASHA Center provided direct group services, education and awareness because of your support! Click here to view the 2015 Annaul Report..
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State of Sasha Center
SASHA Center-Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness has been in existence since June 1, 2010 and will continue to offer culturally specific sexual assault support group services and community and organizational training/outreach and education in the African American community and beyond.
Recently, we have been impacted by a lack of funding resources, however we intend to continue the work through our strong volunteer base and through the use of survivors who believe in our specific charge to help survivors on their healing journeys who have experienced rape.
Change is Inevitable:
SASHA Center will remain at its current location until December 2016 and after that we will operate at a non-disclosed location where all documentation will be secured and facilitators will meet, process, train and discuss activities related to sexual assault support groups, education, events and outreach.
The HEALING IS POSSIBLE (HIP) Series on Wednesdays from 6-8pm will conclude on September 28, 2016. Our model will be that our peer educational support sessions will all be conducted in collaboration with existing programs, organizations and groups and focus on community opportunities.
SASHA Center will engage all survivors, groups and interested parties in the community, on location and in safe spaces.
To promote and increase healing of sexual assault by using alternative/non-traditional techniques for women of color communities with a special emphasis on African American women, thereby eradicating the fear, shame, guilt as well as any barriers associated with being sexually assaulted through culturally specific peer educational support groups, education, training and prevention strategies.
To increase awareness, provide resources and educate the public about sexual assault, provide culturally specific peer educational support groups to self-identified survivors of rape and to increase justice and visibility for ALL survivors in Southeast Michigan.
• Community Training and Education
• Referrals and Resource Provision for Survivors
• Peer Educational Support Group Services
• Prevention and Safety Planning
• Engaging Men
• Industry Experts and Speakers Bureau
Self-identified survivors of sexual assault and secondary persons affected that are 16 years of age and older, all genders, orientations, religious affiliations and races are invited to partake in our culturally specific programming if appropriate. Community residents, groups, individuals are encouraged to contact SASHA Center to determine if services are a good fit.
Request for Services:
Call our office at 1-888-865-7055 or go to our website at www.sashacenter.org we prefer for survivors to call on their own and encourage service providers, counselors and referral sources to ask to speak with our Executive Director Kalimah Johnson, LMSW directly. We are also available to provide ongoing support and training to DV/SA organizations throughout Michigan and the entire country as a way to further support our work.
Until December 15, 2016:
2727 Second Ave. #162
Detroit, MI 48201
P.O. Box 2118
Detroit, MI 48211
It has been a wonderful journey as we are actively growing into our full potential and identity as a rape and sexual assault resource to African American survivors in Southeastern Michigan.
As we continue to grow and learn, we ask that DV and SA service providers continue to offer supportive feedback, engage in ongoing collaboration and offer your patience as we move forward.
Change is inevitable and the good news is we are more than ready for the change and more than willing to continue on our own path of funding autonomy and healing.
The 4th Annual Poets & Purses Event