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During the COVID pandemic this group meets virtually. Until all in-person gathering restrictions are lifted, few or no members may be present at Unity Club during the meeting.
Due to limitations of our virtual meeting platform, our virtual meetings are limited to 45 minutes. As a result, the virtual meeting ends at 12:45 PM Eastern.
Newcomers and existing SIA members wishing to attend the meeting virtually are invited to email us (UnityNoonSIA@gmail.com). To protect the safety of our virtual meeting, we may ask some qualifying questions before sharing the virtual meeting connection info.
Our meeting welcomes adults who are, or believe they may be, survivors of incest.
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” member we mean a person that you and/or your family have known over a period of time. 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 it occurred once or many times since the damage was incurred immediately. By “abuse” we mean any sexual behavior or contact with the child. Sexual contacts may include a variety of verbal and/or physical behaviors; penetration is not necessary for the experience to be defined as incest or sexual abuse.