At Aurora, long-term healing takes place in small support groups alongside your fellow survivors. It’s natural to feel anxious about sharing your experiences with people you don’t know. But doing so can help you make great strides toward healing.
Research shows that survivors who receive support from others are more likely to achieve positive results. These results include regaining your self-confidence and finding healthy ways to deal with stress.
Aurora Health Care offers a broad range of support groups for survivors of sexual assault, including a Spanish-language group. Most groups meet weekly and are available to you at no cost. Anything you say to our counselors or support group members is held in the strictest confidence.
Highlights of our program include:
Most women start with our Survivors Toward Recovery group. This eight-week program helps you begin to manage your thoughts and feelings so they don’t get in the way of your well-being. After completing this group, you may wish to continue your journey with one of our other women-only support groups.
Our support groups for women include:
Our experts recognize and care for the unique needs of male survivors. Whether you are struggling with events that occurred recently or years ago, we can help you reclaim your sense of wellness.
Our men’s support groups include:
Any survivor is welcome at Aurora. However, space in our programs is limited. If you are eligible for long-term counseling services through your insurance plan, we ask that you pursue those services first. Doing so allows us to provide timely services to people who do not have other options.