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.


Examples of past groups include:

  • Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Survivors of Incest and Child Sexual Abuse
  • Spanish-Speaking Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Secondary Survivors (partners, family members, etc.)
  • Healing with Nature: Horticultural Therapy
  • Sole Survivors: Running-based Support Group
  • Healing Through Movement
  • Other groups related to sexual assault may be offered as requested by community members.
SGFs are welcome to propose ideas for new groups or workshops.

Expectations for Support Groups Facilitators:

  • Complete 30 hours of training.
  • Facilitate at least one 8-12 week support group for primary or secondary survivors of sexual violence each year after completion of training.
  • Prior Companion training, mental health training, and/or group facilitation experience preferred.

Support Group Facilitator Training (30 hours)

  • Summer Support Group Facilitator Training will begin in June 2015. Training will be held on weekday evenings and some Saturdays. Training schedule coming soon!
  • Apply here by June 8.
  • Questions? Please contact Programs Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher at or 919-968-4647.
  • 24-Hour Help Line:

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