Several support groups for sexual abuse victims will discuss the services they offer during a forum at Townsend town council's meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Several support groups for sexual abuse victims will discuss the services they offer during a forum at Townsend town council's meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Groups slated to attend the forum include Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (SOAR), a non-profit organization that provides mental health services and support to abuse victims; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), a nurse-run program that provides support and assistance to abuse victims in the emergency room; Advocating Liberation and Non-Oppression in Incest (ALANI), the pseudonym of a Delaware business owner, author and blogger who advocates for abuse victims; and Contact Lifeline, a crisis helpline center that provides counseling and prevention programs to adolescent victims of sexual assault.

Each group will make a short presentation and provide contact information.

The forum at Townsend Town Hall, 661 South St., is being sponsored by Townsend town council in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.