Support Groups + Workshops

Support groups and workshops offer a safe space for survivors with similar experiences of sexual violence to talk, support, and encourage each other.

Support Groups + Workshops​

Support groups and workshops offer a safe space for survivors with similar experiences of sexual violence to talk, support, and encourage each other.

About Our Support Groups + Workshops

Each support group is led by two trained facilitators who have experience working with survivors of sexual violence. Most groups have 5-10 members and meet weekly for 8-10 weeks. Once they begin, groups are closed to new members. Please note that all support groups require a phone screening and pre-meeting with the coordinator and facilitators. Our workshops provide an opportunity for primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence to learn and practice skills for self care, empowerment, and positive coping. Workshops can be a single session or series and are lead by experts or professionals for each topic. If you are interested in joining a group or a workshop, you can call our helpline at (919) 967-7273 or contact us at groups@ocrcc.org. We can answer any questions you may have about our groups and how to sign up. Registration is required to join all groups and workshops. All our groups and workshops are free and confidential.

OCRCC holds events in accessible buildings and is committed to disability access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation. We also offer childcare on request. To request accommodation or childcare, contact us at least 7 days in advance at (919) 967-7273 or groups@ocrcc.org.

Current Support Groups

October 2 – December 11 2019 | at OCRCC
This 10 session discussion-based group will give survivors of child sexual abuse and incest an opportunity to discuss their experiences and gain support. It is open to all genders.
Registration required.

September 18th – October 30th, 2019 | at OCRCC
This discussion-based group will give survivors of rape and sexual assault an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence. This group is open to all genders. 

Dates TBD
Participants will have the opportunity to explore how music can be used as a tool in their healing journey. No musical experience is necessary. This group is open to all genders.

October 18 – December 13 2019 | at OCRCC – No group November 29th
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how sexual violence and historical trauma have impacted their lives in a supportive healing space. This group is open to and facilitated by Black women.

26 de Septiembre – 7 de Noviembre 2019 | a OCRCC
Comparte con otras mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia sexual. Gratis y confidencial. Para registrarte: Soleir 919-636-6170, Soleir@ocrcc.org

Current Workshops

October 13th, 20th, and 27th, 2019 | at OCRCC
This three part series of restorative classes for survivors will offer the opportunity to move, breathe, and gently stretch in a safe and supportive environment. The classes will guide you through breathing and mindful movements that seek to balance the effects of trauma on both the mind and body. we will move in ways that calm the nervous system, explore the physical sensations of movement and stillness, and gently observe what happens in our emotional processes and in the mind throughout the process. Breathing exercises and a gentle warm up will be followed by longer held restorative poses using blankets and bolsters to fully support the body. 
Registration required.

November 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2019 | at OCRCC
This three part series focuses on the ancient healing power of the gong. When played, the gong creates internal vibrations in the body and the brain, releasing tension, alleviating stress, and clearing the mind. The first session is Gong and Meditation, the second is Gong and Yoga, and the third is Gong as Relaxation.
Registration is required.

Examples of Support Groups and Workshops We Have Offered

  • Rape and sexual assault survivors
  • Survivors of child sexual abuse of incest
  • Sexual assault support group for men
  • LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence
  • Workshops and support groups for family members, partners, and friends of survivors
  • Workshops on navigating the legal system, meditation, yoga, arts and crafts, horticulture, and many more

For Additional Information

Please contact us at info@ocrcc.org for more information.