Q: When is Survivors' Support Group?
Group will be held every Friday starting January 6 through May 12 (no group 3/17 or 4/14) from 3:00-4:30pm.
Q: Where is group held?
Group will be held in the Personal Counseling Services of Edgewood College (1000 Edgewood College Drive). This is located at DeRicci 206. Group will be in 206A.
Q: Do I need to sign up or let someone know that I am coming?
No. Please feel free to drop in at the start time of 3:00pm
Q: Can I still come to the group if I can't get there by the start time?
Yes. Please try to come to the group as close as possible to the start time. We want to create a safe place where people can share without disruption. NOTE: If there are less than 3 people present by 3:15pm, the group will be cancelled for that day.
Q: How do I know if group is cancelled?
If group is cancelled in advance for any reason it should be updated in the "closings and cancellations" section of our website and voicemail no later than 2:00 pm on the day group is scheduled. You can access this message by calling our business office at (608) 251-5126 and choosing mailbox 35. If those are not accessible, you can also call the 24 hour helpline at (608) 251-7273 to ask whether the group is cancelled.
Q: Is this group only for rape victims? For incest/childhood abuse survivors?
This group is for anyone who has been harmed by sexual violence, including survivors of both sexual assault and incest/childhood abuse.
Q: Is this group only for college students?
Yes. This group is open to students (18+) at Edgewood College. We do ask that Edgewood staff and faculty attend our Drop-In Support Group instead of this group to avoid confidentiality and Title IX or Clery conflicts.
Q: Where can I park?
Street parking is often available on Monroe Street. Parking on Edgewood's campus is generally limited to permit holders. There are limited visitor spaces available; click here
for more information on visitor parking and Edgewood's parking policies.
Q: Do I have to talk if I come to group?
No. It takes courage to come to a support group. We understand that it may take time for you to feel comfortable enough to talk about your experiences.
Q: Can I bring a friend with me to group?
A female friend can come to lend support to the survivor of sexual violence.
Q: I am a man. Can I come to the group?
Rape Crisis Center wants to support all survivors of sexual violence. We have found that men and women may need different types of support. RCC proudly co-sponsors a group for male survivors. Men Moving Forward is a facilitated support group for people working together on issues of physical, emotional or sexual violence which meets twice a month in Madison. All orientations and identities are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please call the Rape Crisis Center at 608-251-7273 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to find out about Rape Crisis Center's other services for men.
Q: I am a student doing a project about sexual assault/abuse. Can I come to observe the group?
No. To create a safe space, the group is limited to survivors of sexual abuse/assault and their support people. If you have specific questions about the dynamics of sexual assault, please call the Rape Crisis Center at 251-5126.