UMass Amherst Everywoman's Center

The Center for Women and Community

Support Groups For Survivors of Sexual Violence

  • Support Connect Heal: Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence
    This group is intended for survivors seeking to cope, connect, and heal with other survivors. With a focus on coping, group discussions will include topics such as shame, self-blame, relationships, breaking silence, anger, loss, self-worth and empowerment. This group will provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for survivors to share their experiences. Open to all survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, regardless of gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, or religion. Each participant will come in for a brief interview the group facilitators before the start of group.
  • Expression Through Movement & Art for Survivors of Sexual Violence Survivors of sexual violence sometimes feel numb in their physical bodies. We support survivors role-playing the feelings through creative movement. Through movement we tap into the power of muscle memory, to embody an emotion that may be difficult for a survivor of rape and/or child sexual abuse. Once we feel the emotion in our bodies, we encourage a transition to release by creating art. Art journals are a powerful tool to document your own journey of healing. This group is open to all female identified survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse, regardless of age, race, ability, sexuality, or religion. Each participant will come in for a brief interview the group facilitators before the start of group.

To Register

Please call
413-545-0883