Counseling & Support Groups

Counseling and  Support  Groups

Rape Response offers free and confidential:

  • Trauma Focused Therapy 
    We offer therapy services or referrals to other therapists for survivors of sexual abuse/assault, ages 13 and older, residing in our service area which includes Dawson, Habersham, Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin and White Counties in Georgia.

  • Support Groups
    Rape Response Support Groups are open to survivors of any type of sexual abuse/assault who reside in our service area which includes Dawson, Habersham, Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin & White Counties. Our groups provide a safe space for survivors to learn more about trauma and healing, and to connect with and support one another as they move forward. Topics explored during group include: the impact of trauma, strategies for coping, relationship with self and others, and various healing modalities.

    Beginning February 17th, 2021, our 8 Week Survivor Support Group for Adults meets each Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm in Gainesville. The group is currently meeting in person with COVID precautions; masks are required. For virtual options, please email

    Beginning in Spring 2021, we will offer a  6 Week Survivor Support Group for Teens. This group is open to female survivors of sexual abuse/assault, ages 13-17. Parent or guardian consent is required.

    Beginning in March 2021, the University of North Georgia Community Counseling Clinic will offer a 6 Week Support Group for Parents of Survivors. This group will meet virtually on Mondays from 4 – 5:30 pm. 

    Prior to participating in any group, you will be contacted for a screening/orientation, and to connect you with any other Rape Response services you may be interested in.

For more information about groups or to register for a group, please complete and submit the form belowA Rape Response Advocate will contact you with more information. 

We offer additional groups throughout the year as we have interest. If you are interested in a group for teens, parents or other specific needs/populations, please email

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In eight out of ten rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator.

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