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. 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:
Survivors of sexual violence are often challenged to feel good in their bodies. Often the memories of sexual violence can be intrusive and disruptive and can make it difficult to remain in the present moment. In this workshop, led by Michelle Johnson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher, we will explore through asana, meditation, visualization, and breath work how to come home to the body in a safe way. We will start with a grounding meditation, move into a warm-up flowing with the breath, and end with restorative poses to reground and center. You will leave this workshop with skills that you can use on and off of the mat. This workshop is open and inclusive and is for all levels.
Tentative Group Opportunities:
We would like to put these groups together if we gather enough community interest. If you’re interested in participating or getting more information, please contact Programs Director Laurie Graham at 919-968-4647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Support group for LGBTQI survivors of sexual violence — seeking interest
If the specific group you are interested in is not currently available, call us at 1-866-WE LISTEN 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.