Support Groups & Workshops

Support groups offer a safe space for survivors to talk to people with similar experiences of sexual violence, supporting and encouraging each other. Each group is led by two trained facilitators who have experience working with survivors of sexual violence. Most groups have only 5-10 members and meet weekly for 8-12 weeks. Once they begin, groups are closed to new members. Please note that all support groups require a pre-meeting with the coordinator and facilitators.

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 tell you about upcoming opportunities and how they work.  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 919.968.4647/V, 919.338.0746/TTY, or groups@ocrcc.org.

Upcoming Support Groups & Workshops:


Upcoming 2019-2020 Support Groups:

Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse & Incest 
October 2, 2019 – December 11th, 2019 | at OCRCC
This ten session discussion-based group will give survivors of child sexual abuse and incest an opportunity to discuss their experiences and gain support. This group is open to people of all genders. Register by September 25th 2019.

Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group 
Wednesday nights, September 25 – November 6, 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. Register now.

Circle of Sisters
October 2019
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 women who identify as Black or African-American and will be facilitated by African-American, female-identified facilitators. Register now. 

LGBTQ Survivors: Healing Through Music
October 2019
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how sexual violence and trauma have impacted their lives in a supportive healing space. This group is open to the LGBTQ community and facilitated by LGBTQ facilitators. Register now. 

Male Survivors of  Rape and Sexual Assault
Spring 2020
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how sexual violence has impacted their lives in a supportive healing space with other male-identified people. This group is open to male-identified survivors of sexual violence and facilitated by male-identified facilitators. Register now. 

 


Self-Care Workshops:

Our self-care workshops focus on a different tool for self-care or self-exploration to help you on your healing journey. The goal of these workshops is to provide an opportunity to learn and practice self-care skills together and learn new skills for empowerment. Primary and secondary survivors of all genders are welcome to attend. All workshops are free and held at the Center unless otherwise noted. Pre-screenings are not required for our workshops, but registration is required for our planning purposes. If you have missed the registration date for our workshops there may still be room. Contact us at groups@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 to see if there is an open space.

Meditation and Healing
September 29th 2-4PM | at OCRCC
This workshop will focus on meditation as a healing practice for survivors. Register now.

Circle of Sisters Interest Group
TBD September 2019| at OCRCC 

Restorative Yoga Series
TBD October 2019

*If you have missed the registration date for our workshops there may still be room. Contact us at groups@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 to see if there is an open space. 

If you would like to learn more about our support groups and self-care workshops or register for an upcoming event, please contact our helpline at 919-967-7273 or contact us at groups@ocrcc.org.

If a specific group that interests you is not currently available, please contact us at 866-WE LISTEN or contact us at 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 adult survivors of rape or sexual assault
  • Groups for adult survivors of child sexual abuse or incest
  • Groups for male survivors of sexual violence
  • Groups for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence
  • Workshops for family members, partners, and friends of survivors
  • 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)
    • 919-504-5211 (Text)