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1506 E. Franklin Street, Suite 302Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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:

  • 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 to become a support group facilitator:
  • 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.

Training opportunities:
  • The next SGF Training will begin May 31, 2016.
    • Tuesdays, May 31-July 19, 6-9pm
    • Saturday, July 16, 9am-3:30pm
  • Applications are due May 13, 2016.
  • You can submit for the next round of training if you desire.
  • Some sessions will be conducted jointly with the Compass Center.
  • Questions? Please contact Client Services Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher at Bethany@ocrcc.org or 919-968-4647.


  • Group Facilitation
  • Psychology
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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