Support Groups

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:

 

 

 Support Group for Female Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Incest

When: April 16-June 11 (No session held on May 28)
Time: Wednesdays, 7-9pm
Where: OCRCC
Cost: FREE

The Center is offering a support group for adult, female survivors of child sexual abuse and incest. We will meet for 8 sessions on Wednesday evenings beginning April 16. No session will be held on May 28. This group is an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence.

Please note that screenings with staff and group facilitators are required for participation. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process prior to the start of group. For more information, please contact Programs Director Laurie Graham at 919-968-4647 or laurie@ocrcc.org as soon as possible.

 

Movement + Art = Healing
A workshop series for female survivors of sexual violence

When: May 8 – June 12
Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm
Where: Evergreen UMC
Cost: FREE

This six-week workshop for adult, female survivors of sexual violence and abuse will incorporate bodywork with creative expression. The goal of this workshop is to deepen the healing process by providing opportunities for self-care, individual exploration through creativity and movement, and learning from one another through shared experiences. Over six weeks, we will work to gradually and gently deepen awareness of our body experiences through MELT and gyrokinesis, two movement techniques that allow for deeper body awareness and self-healing. We will map out the discoveries of our body awareness using body mapping techniques and creative reflection.

Please note that screenings with group facilitators are required for participation. For information, please contact Programs Director Laurie Graham at (919) 968-4847 or laurie@ocrcc.org as soon as possible.

 

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.
  • 24-Hour Help Line:

    • (1) 866-WE-LISTEN (935-4783)
    • (919) 967-7273 (Local)
    • (919) 338-0746 (TTY)