Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Chicago Area Intergroup
Welcome to the Survivors of Incest Anonymous Chicago Intergroup. We support SIA groups throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area. We hope you will find here the hope, camaraderie and recovery that we have been privileged to experience.
We are a self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions, along with some slogans and the Serenity Prayer. There are no dues or fees. Everything that is said here, in the group meeting or member to member, must be held in strict confidence. We do not have any professional therapist working in our group. SIA is not a replacement for therapy or any other professional service when needed. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of child sexual abuse, and you are not abusing any child. We define incest very broadly as a sexual encounter by a family member or by an extended family member that damaged the child. By "extended family" we mean a person whom you or your family trusted or accepted as an authority figure. This may be any family member, a family friend, clergy, another child or anyone who betrayed the child's innocence and trust. We believe we were affected by the abuse whether is occurred once or many times since the damage is incurred immediately.
Together we can do what we could never do alone.
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