Support Group Facilitators


Support Group Facilitators lead support groups for survivors of sexual violence. Our support groups aim to provide a welcoming space for survivors who share similar experiences with sexual violence. Facilitators help create a safe environment to provide participants the opportunity to support each other in healing. Each group is led by two trained facilitators.



  • Collaborate with fellow facilitator and OCRCC staff to develop a Support Group Program
  • Foster a welcoming atmosphere for survivors to share their experiences
  • Create a safe environment for all participants



  • Complete the application process
  • Complete all relevant training
    • OCRCC Core Training (20 hours)
    • Companion Training (~50 hours)
    • Support Group Facilitator Training (~30 hours)
    • In order to become a Support Group Facilitator, one must have served as a Companion for OCRCC or demonstrate relevant coursework/professional experience by providing a resume. Even prior to Companion Training, mental health training and/or group facilitation experience is preferred.
  • Commit to the Expectations



  • Facilitate:
    • At least one 6-10 week support group for primary or secondary survivors of sexual violence, and
    • At least one 2-hour workshop that helps survivors develop tools for self-care and managing trauma symptoms


Next Training

*We are currently restructuring our entire volunteer training program. All details are subject to change.*

  • OCRCC Core Training (20 hours)
  • Summer 2019
  • Companion Training (~50 hours)
    • Summer/Fall 2019
  • Support Group Facilitator Training (~30 hours)
    • TBD


Questions? Please contact our Director of Clinical and Wellness Services, Sabrina Calle-Bunyi at

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

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