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Center Groups : Survivors' Support Group
Q: When is Survivors' Support Group?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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: 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?
A: 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 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?
A: 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.