Meetings

Meetings list

Our list of worldwide ASCA meetings.

General info

Below, online meetings are listed first, followed by in-person meetings.

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.
  • The time zone is local to the group.
  • If you have concerns that a meeting is misrepresenting itself or is not following the steps and spirit set forth in our guidelines (see materials), please contact us.

Online ASCA meetings

In online (virtual) meetings, attendees use computers and phones to meet. There are 16 online meetings, sorted here by local day and time.

1) Sundays - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 Tasha at asca.mdc@gmail.com.

2) Sundays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in California (San Fernando Valley)

Uses the Zoom platform.

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

Jessie: ascasfv818@gmail.com

3) Sundays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in California (Santa Clarita)

Virtual ASCA meeting based in Santa Clarita, CA

**We have a video on policy for our online meetings**

Alternate Sundays 6:30 to 8 pm PDT.

Please join our meetup group for online meeting dates and RSVP to participate online.

Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Clarita-ASCA/

Site http://ascasantaclarita.org

Contact: Karen ascasantaclarita@yahoo.com

Or call/text at 661-450-8842.

4) Tuesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in New Jersey (Northfield)

** Currently, meetings are virtual due to COVID-19. Please email Dena at sjasca@gmail.com to sign-up **

First Meeting August 8, 2017

Every Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8pm.

For more information, questions, concerns contact Dena sjasca@gmail.com

5) Tuesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in UK (Belfast)

Virtual ASCA meeting Tuesdays 18:30 GMT - Belfast, UK

Contact Sheila or Jeejee at ascaonlinemeeting@gmail.com

6) Tuesdays - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

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.

7) Wednesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in California (Oakland), for Asians and Pacific Islanders only

ASCA VIRTUAL monthly meeting based in Oakland, CA 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 PDT.

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

8) Wednesdays - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Based in Hawaii (Wailuku, Maui)

You can access meeting information at:

http://www.meetup.com/ASCAWAILUKU/

Or call 8082159240

The meeting is one hour long on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm HST.

We follow the proven ASCA structure in a private and safe environment.  We will sit together and share our respective journeys.

We ask for a voluntary donation of $5 per meeting in order to help cover costs such as the space rental fee and materials.  This is a voluntary donation and is not mandatory.

9) Thursdays - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Based in California (San Francisco)

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.

10) Thursdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham)

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

Meets on Zoom

  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month 1:30 - 3:30 PM and
  • the following Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM

For Zoom and other meeting information

11) Thursdays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

12) Fridays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Based in UK (London)

UK, London (virtual)

Zoom meeting open to all in any global location

Language: English

Time: Fridays 1:30 pm ET (6:30 pm GMT)

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

Contact: Jason asca@YourWellbeingJourneyCIC.org

13) Saturdays - 9:00am to 11:00am

Based in California (Berkeley)

Meeting by Zoom.

Contact:

Joan Stuart-Ross 707-373-6364

14) Saturdays - 9:00am to 10:30am

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.

15) Saturdays - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Based in North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham)

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

Meets on Zoom

  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month 1:30 - 3:30 PM and
  • the following Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM

For Zoom and other meeting information

16) Saturdays - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Based in California (Ventura)

Please contact facilitator prior to your first meeting to discuss the meeting format and to make sure meeting materials are set aside. Facilitator: Bridgette Raivel at 410-812-8487 or braivel1@gmail.com

If you find an error or know of an update, please contact us.

In-person ASCA meetings

There are 24 in-person meetings, sorted here by location.

Please note: 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.

1) California - San Diego

Home Start Inc., 5005 Texas Street #203
Days see Details - For times see Details

Information Current as of March 2010

Meeting Details

This is a provider based, closed, psycho-educational support group meeting 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 8 to 10 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 8 to 10 week provider based group ends)

2) California - San Francisco

501 Castro St.
Tuesdays - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

***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).

3) California - Santa Clarita

Contact group for location.
Sundays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

California - Santa Clarita

**Starting September 14th, 2021, we will be meeting in-person on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 5:30-7pm PDT with COVID-19 safety precautions - masks, vaccinated participants, 6 ft distance etc. We will continue with our online meetings on alternate Sundays. We have a video on policy for online meetings**

In person ASCA meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 5:30-7pm PDT Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, 2021

Virtual ASCA meetings: Alternate Sundays 6:30 to 8 pm PDT Aug 8 & 22, Sep 5 & 19, Oct 3 & 17 in 2021

Site http://ascasantaclarita.org

Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Clarita-ASCA/

Write to Karen ascasantaclarita@yahoo.com

Or call/text Karen at 661-450-8842.

4) California - Santa Cruz

See Details
Days see Details - For times see Details

Coming in October

Hello,

My name is Tim and I want to start an Adult Survivors of Child Abuse meeting in Santa Cruz. I am asking people to email me regarding day and times at adultsurvivorssantacruz@gmail.com

I am flexible and want to make sure of times that will work for the greatest
number of people.

Thanks.
Tim

5) California - Santa Monica

See Details
Thursdays - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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/

6) Canada, BC - Vancouver

3080 Prince Edward Street
Mondays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 using 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

7) Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador - St Johns

10 Pearl Place
Mondays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

8) Florida - St. Petersburg

See Details
Tuesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

First and third Tuesday at the Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33781.

For more information go to our website

http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Thrivers

9) Georgia - Atlanta

781 Peachtree Street @ 5th Street
Sundays - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Meets Sundays from 4:30pm to 6pm at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in meeting room 200.  781 Peachstreet @ 5th Street, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Contact Fire-Brown 678-883-ASCA

Parking.  Additional parking is available in the lot entrance next to the church.  Use the stairs to enter building.

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

Search.  http://www.meetup.com/ASCA-Atlanta/ for further information and meeting status.

10) Illinois - Chicago

Near Foster & California
Fridays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meeting Details

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

11) Indiana - Indianapolis

See details
Thursdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where:  Indianapolis.
When:  Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from
            6:30 - 8pm.

For more information contact:
Tosha:  toshao@familiesfirstindiana.org

12) Lousianna - New Orleans

4540 S. Carrollton Avenue
Mondays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Support group meetings for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.

Monday 7pm - 8:30pm

4540 S. Carrollton Avenue.  (Use side entrance on Palmyra St.).

For more info e-mail ascanola@yahoo.com

13) Maryland - Galesville

4817 Riverside Drive
Tuesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

ASCA Meeting in Galesville, Maryland

When:  3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Where:  Pirate's Cove, 4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville MD, 20765.

No fee.

Before attending contact Payge ascameet@yahoo.com

14) Michigan - Midland

Bethel Church of the Nazarene
Fridays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Meetings begin Friday evening, July 6, 2012

We are set to launch Michigan's first ASCA meeting here in Midland.  A community based, self-help support group, ASCA - Midland MI meetings will be held regularly from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Midland Bethel Church of the Nazarene.  For those who do not drive, or prefer not to drive, public transit is available. 

For further information, interested persons are urged to contact Kerry at

ASCA_Midland_Mi@yahoo.com or MovingOnWithASCA@gmail.com

Visit our web site http://sites.google.com/site/movingonwithascaorg/

 

 

15) Missouri - Saint Louis

6420 Clayton Road
Sundays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

** Meeting suspended due to COVID-19 **

We meet every Sunday night from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm at Saint Mary's Hospital, 6420 Clayton Road.  We now meet in Room G208, Mother Concordia Room.   

For information write to Fred jr_n@att.net or 314-477-5649

16) Montana - Great Falls

Ursuline Center, 2300 Central Ave.
Thursdays - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a provider based ASCA℠ self-help support group meeting.

Before attending, please contact Michael Shell, PhD at (406) 205-4415.

A $5 donation is requested per meeting.

Ursuline Center Map 

17) New Jersey - Morris Plains

See Details
Thursdays - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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 ascamnj@yahoo.com before coming to your first in-person meeting to ensure that we are meeting in person that week. Thank you!

18) New York - Bronx

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Wednesdays - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

** Meetings cancelled until further notice **
ASCA meetings in Spanish started March 4, 2020 and ASCA meetings in English will start on March 25, 2020 which will run bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 5-7pm.
In Spanish every first Wednesday of the month
In English every third Wednesday of the month.

Meetings are held in the family room of the main building at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx NY, 10463
718-884-0700 X 193

19) New York - New York

See Details
Wednesdays - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Information Current as of May 2015

Our meetings are for survivors of any type of abuse suffered during childhood but are not intended for survivors who are currently abusing others.

We meet Wednesdays near Union Square.  We do not publish our location because we want to be sure only survivors come to our meetings.

For more information visit http://ascanyc.org/ or contact Derek or MC at ascanyc@aol.com

Or join us at http://www.meetup.com/abusesurvivors-171/

We ask for a suggested donation of $10 to pay room rent and other meeting costs. At this time this is a suggested amount and no one is turned away.

20) North Carolina - Greensboro

See Details
Tuesdays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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)

21) Ohio - Columbus

30 West Woodruff Avenue
Sundays - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

22) Ohio - Steubenville

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 280 Rosemont Ave
Saturdays - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

ASCA Steubenville in-person meetings

When: every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 1:30-3:30 pm starting November 2021.

Where: Marian Room at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 202 Rosemont Ave, Steubenville, OH 43952

Please RSVP prior to attending your first meeting.

Contact Kathleen: asca.steubenville@gmail.com

23) Pennsylvania - Beaver Falls

116 Thorndale Drive
Thursdays - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

1. Beaver Falls (Chippewa Township), PA 15010

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

3. Free

4. Julie

5. 724-462-8180 ascabeaver@gmail.com

6. 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:30 - 9PM

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

Meetings held in Founders Hall first room lower level classroom

24) Tennessee - Monteagle

See Details
Thursdays - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

If you find an error or know of an update, please contact us.

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