A program for young women who have experienced sexual assault

 We believe that all young people have the right to be safe, affirmed, and supported.

SASS is HiTops’ support program for young women who have experienced sexual assault.

SASS offers:

  • A group connection of young women sharing a similar experience
  • Educational activities regarding health, safety, positive relationships, healing and recovery
  • An opportunity to help others who have survived sexual trauma

SASS is not a professional therapy group but provides survivors with a safe space for conversation, reflection and support.

SASS discussion topics include:

  • Who to tell and why
  • Triggers
  • Flashbacks
  • Grief
  • What have I lost? What have I gained?
  • Legal issues
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Activism: speaking out
 We believe that sharing our stories is the first step to healing.

“It is now ten years since I was raped on a date. Maybe one day I won’t have to wonder what I’m missing. Maybe one day I’ll get back what has been stolen from me.”    Date rape survivor

“I grew up too fast. One day I was a happy-go-lucky teenager. How can someone’s life do a complete 180-degree turn in 45 minutes?”    Date rape survivor

Young women who have experienced any type of unwanted sexual contact are invited to join the support group.

Who:  Young women, ages 13-26

When:  Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: HiTops, 21 Wiggins St. Princeton, NJ 08540

Bring a friend or come meet new ones. SASS is offered free-of-charge but donations are always welcome.

If you are interested in supporting SASS or other HiTops programs, please contact:  Director of Development & Marketing at 609-683-5155 ext. 216

“The most valuable part was talking to people who shared an experience similar to mine. I have become a lot stronger. I feel much more confident in who I am and what has happened to me.”    SASS Member

SASS is facilitated by:
Elizabeth Walters, CNM, MS
SASS Coordinator

Elizabeth completed the NJ Sexual Assault Volunteer Training program and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training. Her role is to lead activities and discussion and provide resources and referral to other professionals. For more information, please contact Elizabeth at (609)683-5155 x218 or elizabeth@hitops.org