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 Halper, at 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 25-December 6 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 November 6-December 11 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 9 – Nov 27 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.

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 Halper, at or 919-968-4647 for more info or to register.

  • 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 Halper, at 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 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)