Recovery Groups

Sexual Abuse Recovery Groups called “Grow Groups” 

(If you are looking for our Finally Free Guidebook please visit this page.)

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

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

Each week a new topic is discussed from our Finally Free Guidebook 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

Our drop-in groups meet weekly all year round. You can attend as you are able. There is no need to commit for 10 consecutive weeks.  We use the Finally Free Guidebook for these groups as well.

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, however, this is not a requirement.  Please don’t let the fear of telling your story keep you from attending a group and beginning the healing process.

There are guidelines set forth to keep the groups safe, effective, and confidential.  Who you see and what you hear in the group, stays in the group.

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 victims are welcome regardless of religion, race, gender, age, sexual preference, or gender identity.

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 the Grow Groups several times until they feel they no longer need the support of the group.

Details and Registration

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

Presently Grow Groups are available in Cadillac & Lake City, Michigan; Lady Lake, Florida; and Hamilton, Ontario in Canada.

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 will ever make but it can also be the most rewarding.

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