Support Groups

Local Support Groups are listed by County. For information about Support Groups in a county not listed,  please contact the Sexual Violence Program in that county directly. 

Bergen County

S.O.A.R. Surivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape Support Group

SOAR is an on-going, therapist-facilitated support group for adult, female survivors of sexual assault. The group setting provides a safe place for women to come together and begin to heal following the trauma of rape. Through sharing of their experiences, the women discover they are not alone in their emotional pain. Acceptance, support, and validation form the foundation of this group. This is a Free and Confidential Support Group.

The Men's Group: YWCA Rape Crisis Center Offers Men’s Support Group

The YWCA of Bergen County Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce the Men's Support Group for survivors of sexual violence . This weekly 12- session group will be a forum for male survivors to discuss such topics such as trauma, emotions & self esteem, anger, coping mechanisms, relationships and much more. Groups will be held in Bergen County by a professional facilitator. 

For further information please contact :

YWCA of Bergen County Rape Crisis Center

2 University Place, Suite 208, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Ph: (201) 881- 1733

Website: www.ywcabergencounty.org
 

Cape May County

We have a weekly group for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. They meet on Wednesday Evenings. Please call Juanita Battle at 609.522.6489 if you are interested in the group. 

 

Middlesex County

Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group 

Each group is limited to 10 persons on a first come first serve basis. Group is free and confidential. Groups are held in Edison. Call between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday to arrange an intake appointment to ensure the group is appropriate for your needs.

Date: To Be Announced 

 

Male Survivors Support Group

Each group is limited to 10 persons on a first come first serve basis. Group is free and confidential. Groups are held in Edison. Call between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday to arrange an intake appointment to ensure the group is appropriate for your needs.

Date: New Cycles Begin in the Summer and Winter

Time: Thursday Evenings

Contact Information: 

Jeanne Manchin

Middlesex County Office of Health Services 

Rape Crisis Intervention Center

29 Oakwood Avenue

Edison, NJ 08837

Phone: 732.321.1189

Fax: 732.549.4060

Email Address: rapecrisis@co.middlesex.nj.us

Monmouth County

180 Turning Lives Around

Offers Therapeutic Support Groups for Sexual Assault Survivors

Trauma Recovery ~ Empowerment ~ Symptom Reduction ~ Connection ~ Restoration

A variety of support groups are now being offered:

180's Sexual Assault program provides a safe environment to meet with other survivors, breaking silence, identifying with one another, providing support, and gaining unconditional understanding and perspective.

For further information call: Elisse Hansen, LSW
180, Turning Lives Around
732.264.4360 x4282

 

Morris County

Residents outside of Morris County are welcome to join. 

12-Week Psycho-Education Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault

Starts Wednesday March 28th from 5:30 - 7pm

Psycho-Educational Group for College Age Students

Beginning Spring 2012 - Mondays at 6 pm

12-Week Psychodynamic Group for Adult Survivors 

Tuesdays from 7 - 8:30 pm

Contact information:  Morris County Sexual Assault Center

95 Mt Kemble Avenue

Morristown, NJ 07962

973-971-4754

 

Passaic County 

Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group 

Starting Tuesday, August 13th 2013

This 12-week group for adult female survivors of sexual abuse that occurred at any point during their lifespan is free and confidential. Survivors learn how to cope and support each other on the healing journey.

Please call for more information.

Location: Paterson, NJ

Time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

How to Join the Group: Please call (973) 881-0725 to schedule your intake interview 

 

Somerset County

Pyscho-Educational Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence/Incest
Co-Sponsored by: WHCC's Sexual Assault Support Services program

For: Survivors of sexual assault and incest, age 18 and over.

Date and Time: Monday October 21, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: Women’s Health & Counseling Center, 71 Fourth Street, Somerville NJ 08876

Duration: 11 weeks, once a week. Group ends December 30, 2013

 Cost is free for group members. Maximum capacity 12 participants. 

Potential members will be assessed by program director for group readiness before group begins. Members must be in individual therapy or have received therapy for this issue in the past.

 

For more information, please contact:

Irene Lebbad, 

Program Director Sexual Assault Support Services  908-526-2335 x130  ilebbad@womenandhealth.org 

 

Sussex County

“Surviving to Thriving” Sexual Violence Strength Identification & Coping Skills Group

This group setting provides a safe place for survivors of sexual violence to come together and begin the healing process.  This group is 16 weeks long and encourages a commitment and participation.   The group lessons will be based on Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy, providing skills and tools to help individuals better understand emotions and manage interpersonal relationships effectively. 

The eligibility requirements for this group are as follows:

All services are free and confidential.  If interested please contact: 973-300-5609 (Cassandra DeLucchi- ext. 222 or Gwen Federico- ext. 226)

Location: DASI Outreach Office, 105 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860