Media Release

Sexual Abuse Support Group

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:00 AM

2:25 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Beginning June 3, 2008, The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center will be offering a support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Many survivors suffer in silence, afraid to tell anyone.  Survivors can experience effects of the abuse years and even decades after it stops. Some of these effects might be depression, a deep sense of shame, intrusive memories of the abuse, alcohol or substance abuse, and unhealthy relationships.

Meeting weekly for 10 weeks, group members will explore issues related to healing. The group is facilitated by trained Advocate Counselors. There is no charge to participants. All materials will be provided.

There is still space in the group for new members.  Please call Laura Kalt or Sue Ahn at (352) 264-6760 by Monday, June 2, 2008, to be screened or to discuss your interest.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).