Recovery Groups

Sexual Abuse Recovery Groups called “Grow Groups” 

(If you are looking for our Grow Group Guidebook please visit this page.)

Our recovery groups are a confidential safe place for victims  to find  comfort, friendships and information to help them recover from sexual abuse. In the company of other victims the members find  they are not alone, for others have similar painful stories, heartaches, regrets, secrets and fears.

Each week  a new topic is discussed to help victims overcome the many rippling effects from sexual abuse.  These topics include:

  • Overcoming Shame
  • Restoring Self Worth
  • Learning to trust and set healthy boundaries
  • Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Overcoming Codependency
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Self Identity: an often confusing issue

In the  groups victims are encouraged to tell or write their story and share it with their group as  they feel safe to do so.

There are guidelines set to keep the groups safe and effective and everything shared in the groups must be kept confidential.

We offer separate recovery groups are for  men, women, and teens ages 13-17.

All victims are welcome regardless of their sex, age, religion, sexual preference, or race.

When you call to register an informal  meeting time can be set up to meet one of the group facilitators and ask any questions.

We are faith based which allows us to freely address faith issues in our groups. We admit we need help and rely on Almighty God for wisdom, strength and grace.

All the recovery groups are facilitated by survivors of sexual abuse who have gone through the Healing private Wounds recovery group. Victims are encourage to repeat Grow Group several times until they feel they no longer need the support of the group.

Often victims are not ready for a group so we offer  one- on- one counseling and mentoring until the victims are ready for a group.

Details and Registration

The recovery groups are held for 10 consecutive weeks and meet three times a year starting on the second Thursday in January, April, and September.  They are  free for participants.

Pre-registration is necessary. Call to learn about the location and times for the recovery groups.

Presently Grow Groups are available Lady Lake, Florida; Cadillac and South Boardman, Michigan; and Elgin Illinois.

Call or email our office at (231)846-4495 / to register for a recovery group, schedule a counseling session, talk to a pastor, or desire a mentor. Please leave a message and we will return your call.

We also offer support through the internet and email. For internet support, email us at and we will direct your email to a counselor or mentor who will be glad to assist you.

We are a dedicated group of volunteers willing to help others find healing and freedom after sexual abuse.

This may be the hardest call you have ever made but it can also be the best call you will ever make.

Healing Private Wounds Center
856 North Mitchell St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: 231-846-4495