Media Release

Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Offer Expressive and Alternative Healing Support Group

Friday, August 4, 2006 1:00 AM
3:35 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY -- Beginning September 4, The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center will be offering a special Expressive and Alternative Healing Support Group for adult women survivors of rape.  Meeting weekly for 10 weeks, group members will be introduced to a variety of activities that involve the senses, such as the visual arts, yoga, massage, drumming, spoken word, martial arts, sound, and acupuncture, and given the opportunity to apply the activities to their healing from sexual assault.
Local practitioners are teaming up with the Center to teach and demonstrate their area of expertise.  Rape affects the body and its senses traumatically; healing then, involves attending to our physical selves.
There is no charge to participants.  All materials will be provided.
There is space for 10 survivors in the group.  Please call Rita Lawrence or Renee Peel at (352) 264-6760 to be screened or to discuss your interest.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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