Media Release

Rape Crisis Center Offers Rape Trauma Support Group

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:45 PM
2013 SORT flyer

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is offering a 12 week support group for Survivors of Rape Trauma (SORT). The group begins June 26, 2013, and will allow survivors of sexual assault to come together and explore issues related to healing. The support group is offered free of charge. Participants must register beforehand, and are required to attend the first meeting.

Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center is a certified rape crisis center and the group is facilitated by counselors from the center.

Alachua County Victim Advocate Counselor, Ashley Cortez said, “Many survivors suffer in silence, afraid to tell anyone.” She continued, “Some will experience the effects of abuse for years afterward. A few of these effects might be depression and intrusive memories of the assault. Survivors experiencing rape trauma are encouraged to seek support.”

Click to view the support group flyer.

For more information, contact Ashley Cortez at 352-264-6765.


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

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).