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)
    • 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 volunteer training program. All details are subject to change.*

Summer 2019 OCRCC Core Training (20 hours):

  • Tuesday, June 25th 6-9pm  
  • Saturday June 29th 9am-3pm
  • Tuesday July 9th 6-9pm
  • Saturday July 13th 9am-3pm

An additional 10 hours of training may be required outside of the mandatory core training. Dates for these hours tbd with Support Group Coordinator.

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)