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. We are specifically in need of bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) facilitators, LGBTQ-identified facilitators, African-American facilitators, male-identified facilitators, and facilitators interested in working with adolescents. To learn more, read the Support Group Facilitator Description


  • 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 online)
    • Support Group Facilitator Training (~an additional 10+ hours in person)
    • 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

Our next Support Group Facilitator training for 2019 will take place online and in-person during the week of July 15. The in-person portion for training will be held from 9am-5pm on July 20, and from 9am-3pm on July 21.

Questions? Please contact our Support Group Coordinator.

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

    • 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783)
    • 919-967-7273 (Local)
    • 919-338-0746 (TTY)
    • 919-504-5211 (Text)