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:


Support Groups for 2019:

Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse & Incest 
Dates TBD for fall | 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. Register now.

Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group 
Dates TBD for fall | 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
Dates TBD for fall
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. 

We are hoping to hold specific support groups for adolescent survivors, male-identified survivors, and LGBTQ survivors in the next year. If you are interested in attending or facilitating any of these groups, please contact hannahr@ocrcc.org.

Our next Support Group Facilitator training will take place online and in-person during the week of July 15. The in-person portion for training is from 9 am-5 pm July 20th and 9 am-3 pm July 21st.


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.

Navigating the Legal System
Sunday, June 30, 2:00-4:00pm| at OCRCC 
Have you made a report and the legal process looks confusing? Would you want to report but you are not sure? Bring all your questions! OCRCC Legal Intern Allie Harrison will facilitate this discussion-based workshop to help you navigate the legal system. Registration is required by June 25th, 2019

Floral Design 101
Sunday, July 21st, 3:00-5:00pm| at OCRCC 
Are you interested in creating a beautiful floral arrangement? Engaging with flowers can be a restorative and healing experience due to their beauty, fragrance, and bond to the Earth. Play with color, shape, and design during this alternative healing workshop. Registration required by July 15th, 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)