Greetings from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Please find information on upcoming support group and workshop opportunities below.
Note: Healing Through Art is starting soon. If you’re interested, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
Healing Through Art: A Support Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence
When: September 30, October 7, 14, and 21
Time: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE (supplies provided)
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is offering an arts and crafts workshop for female survivors of sexual violence and abuse. We will meet on Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm, for 4 sessions beginning on September 30. Participants will have the opportunity to complete arts and crafts projects that promote healing and self-care. We will also have time to discuss and process feelings that come up while completing these projects. This workshop is an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others with similar experiences of sexual violence. People of all levels of artistic ability are welcome.
Please note that screenings are required for participation and will be held September 9-26. For more information, please contact Programs Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher as soon as possible at 919-968-4647 or firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible.
Support Group for Family Members, Partners, and Friends of Sexual Assault and Abuse
When: November 5, 12, and 19 and December 3 (We will NOT meet on Nov. 26)
Time: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is offering a support group for the adult parents, partners, other family members, and friends of those who have been raped, sexually assaulted, and sexually abused. We will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00pm, for 4 sessions beginning on November 5. This is an opportunity to learn, share, and gain support from others who have similar experiences.
Please note that pre-meetings with staff and group facilitators are required for participation. Please allow 3-4 weeks for this process prior to the start of group. For more information, please contact Programs Director Bethany Wichman-Buescher at 919-968-4647 or email@example.com.
Other Opportunities (not offered by OCRCC):
Healing with Nature: A Horticultural Therapy Workshop for Female Survivors of Trauma
When: Saturday, October 11
Where: Drumsong Sanctuary for the Soul in Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $75 per person (lunch will be provided and some work exchange/scholarship opportunities are available)
Facilitators: Beth Schultz, Christene Tashjian, Amy Eller, and Miriam Lieberman, MA, LPCS
Healing with Nature uses horticultural therapy techniques to promote healing and wellness. Horticultural therapy is the use of plants and plant-based materials by a trained horticultural therapist to help individuals achieve goals in the areas of wellness, vocational skills, or medical issues. This HT workshop will focus on wellness goals. It will be a day of healing for women (18 or older) anywhere along the journey of healing from trauma.
No gardening experience is necessary, and the workshop will be held rain or shine, with all activities conducted outdoors in nature, weather permitting. Please call Miriam Lieberman at the Drumsong Sanctuary for the Soul at 919-304-5754 to sign up by October 1. Information on the workshop is also available here.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions about these group opportunities and if you have interest in participating in a particular group. Our help line is also always available anytime for support, information, and referrals:
24-hour help line: 919-967-7273 or 1-866-935-4783
Office: (919) 968-4647 Fax: (919) 968-4677