Support Groups

Many survivors feel like they don’t have anyone to talk to about their experiences with sexual violence. Support groups offer a safe space to talk to people with similar experiences. Our groups give survivors the opportunity to support and encourage each other.

We offer discussion-based groups and activity-focused groups. Each group is led by two trained facilitators who have experience working with survivors of sexual violence. Most groups have only 6-10 members and meet weekly for 8-12 weeks. Once they begin, groups are closed to new members.

If you are interested in joining a group, call our Help Line at 1-866-WE LISTEN or 919-967-7273 or email us at groups@ocrcc.org. We can tell you about upcoming groups and give you information about the structure and format of groups. All our groups are free and confidential.

Upcoming Groups & Workshops:

 

Workshop Series for Family Members, Partners, and Friends of Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivors

When: TBD
Where: OCRCC
Cost: FREE

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center will offer a workshop series for the adult parents, partners, family members, and friends of those who have been raped, sexually assaulted, and sexually abused. We will meet weekly for 4 sessions. This is an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others who have similar experiences.

Dates will be set once enough participants have registered. Please note that pre-meetings with staff and group facilitators are required for participation. For more information, please contact Programs Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher at 919-968-4647 or bethany@ocrcc.org.

Support Group for Female Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault

When: January 13-March 3, 2015
Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Where: OCRCC
Cost: FREE

The Center is offering a support group for adult, female survivors of rape and sexual assault starting in January 2014. We will meet for 8 sessions on Tuesday evenings beginning January 13. This group is an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence.

Please note that pre-meetings with staff and group facilitators are required for participation. For more information, contact Programs Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher at 919-968-4647 or groups@ocrcc.org as soon as possible

 

  

If the specific group you are interested in is not currently available, please call us at 1-866-WE LISTEN or email groups@ocrcc.org for information about other options:

  • Notification by mail, email, or phone of the next available group.
  • Information about groups and therapy available in the community.
  • One-on-one support services.

 

Examples of groups we regularly offer:

  • Groups for survivors of incest or child sexual abuse
  • Groups for male survivors of sexual violence
  • Groups for survivors of rape or sexual assault
  • Groups for LGBTQ survivors
  • Workshops for family members, partners, and friends of sexual violence survivors
  • “Healing with Nature” group that utilizes horticultural therapy techniques
  • Groups and workshops that use arts and crafts
  • Groups and workshops that focus on movement, yoga, dance, and/or the mind-body connection
  • 24-Hour Help Line:

    • 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783)
    • 919-967-7273 (Local)
    • 919-338-0746 (TTY)