Media Release

Support Group for Rape Trauma

Monday, September 19, 2011 10:55 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Beginning September 30, 2011, The Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center will be offering a 10 week support group for female survivors of sexual assault.  During the weekly meetings, group members will engage in discussion about healing from sexual violence which often leaves victims with complex feelings of grief, anger, confusion, fear, helplessness, isolation, uncertainty, injustice, and a profound sense that one's world may never be the same again.


There is no charge to participants.


Call Barbie Hechavarria, Victim Advocate Counselor, at 352-264-6763 to be screened or to discuss your interest.



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).