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Welcome to the Starfish Program!

The Starfish Program is a unique mentoring program for any woman who has experienced any type of abuse, domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

During this program you will have the opportunity to move beyond these experiences and find the true direction you want your life to take. You will have the ability to build your skills, increase self-esteem, develop healthy coping skills and make your personal dreams become a reality.

This program is twelve months long with the first six months consisting of group structure and the rest comprised of intensive one on one mentoring along with group. support may be available to help you achieve your goals. 

You will be mentored by a thriving survivor who has experienced abuse and/or assault and has overcome those experiences to lead her best life.  Cara Ruff will be your life coach and mentor.  She is also the Executive Director of Independent Lifestyles and Camp Bliss, she is an author, advocate, mom and fearless guide for women who want to overcome the past and start living the life they want!

There is NO COST to you. Your only obligation will be to do your best and participate fully.

Once participants are selected, a meeting schedule is created to accommodate all participants. 

We are full for 2023.  Apply by September 2023 to be considered for 2024.

The Starfish Program is funded by the Women's Fund of the Central MN Community Foundation!

101 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301.

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