The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center’s sexual assault recovery support groups are open for registration. These online groups begin later this Fall. There is no cost to participate. Several sexual assault recovery support groups are offered for female survivors of sexual violence, adult survivors of childhood sexual violence, male survivors of sexual violence, and LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence. To participate in any of the groups, call the helpline at 352-264-6760.
Support groups are a safe place to openly share one’s feelings and build relationships with others who have a shared experience. Some of the group’s goals are to reduce isolation and increase one’s understanding of the healing process.
“We invite people who have experienced sexual assault to join others in releasing the pain and shame that often lingers after sexual abuse,” said Program Director Laura Kalt. “Many find the group setting to be a rewarding experience and useful in their long-term recovery.”
For more information, contact Laura Kalt at 352-264-6762.