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, friends of survivors)
  • Male Survivors
  • LGBTQ Survivors
  • Healing through Art
  • Healing with Nature (Horticultural Therapy)
  • 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 6-10 week support group for primary or secondary survivors of sexual violence, and
    • At least one 2-hour workshop that help survivors develop tools for self-care and managing trauma symptoms.
  • Prior OCRCC Companion training, mental health training, and/or group facilitation experience preferred.


Support Group Facilitator Training (30 hours)

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

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