Support Groups & Workshops

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 5-10 members and meet weekly for 8-12 weeks. Once they begin, groups are closed to new members. We also offer short-term workshops that focus on a particular topic or activity.

Please note that all groups and workshops require pre-meetings with facilitators. If you are interested in joining a group or workshop, you can call our help line at 919-967-7273 or contact our Support Group Coordinator, Anole Harper, at  anole@ocrcc.org. We can tell you about upcoming opportunities and how they work. All our groups and workshops are free and confidential.

Upcoming Groups & Workshops:

Support Groups

Activity-based Survivors Group 
Wednesdays October 18-November 29 from 6:30-8:30pm
This group, which is open to all genders, will be activity-based with discussion. Activities will be determined by the group’s preferences, but some possibilities include collage making, writing, music, and more.

Healthy Sexuality & Intimacy
Mondays October 16-November 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
This support group will provide female-identified survivors with a safe place to discuss sexuality and develop communication skills around sexual boundaries and desires.

Female Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault 
Mondays Oct 2 – Nov 20 from 6:30-8:30pm
This discussion-based group will give female-identified survivors of rape an sexual assault an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence.

Female Survivors of Child Abuse & Incest
Thursdays Oct 12- December 7 6:30-8:30pm
This discussion-based group will give female-identified survivors of child sexual abuse and incest an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence.

Entre nos 
Fridays September 22- November 3 (time tba)
This is a Spanish-speaking group for secondary survivors.
Este grupo es para los seres queridos de sobrevivientes.

Monthly Self-Care Workshops

When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month
Time: 2-4pm
Where: OCRCC
Cost: Free

Each month focuses 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. Primary and secondary survivors of all genders are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Space is limited. Please contact our Support Group Coordinator, Anole Harper, at  anole@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

  • October 15 | Mindful Movement

This workshop will involve trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness as well as reflection. All levels of experience and body types are welcome! (Really!)

 

  • November 19 | New Holiday Rituals

In this workshop, participants will reflect on their feelings around the holidays while participating in an activity to mark new beginnings.

 

Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Space is limited. Please contact our Support Group Coordinator, Anole Harper, at  anole@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

If a specific group that interests you is not currently available, please contact us at 866-WE LISTEN or anole@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)