Healing & Counseling
Getting support from professionals and from people who have had similar experiences are two common ways that victims/survivors heal after a sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Center offers free individual counseling for survivors (ages 12 and up) and their support networks. We also facilitate or help facilitate a variety of free support groups.
Our trained counselors can meet with you individually to help you process and heal from the emotions and complications that sometimes follow a sexual assault. We can meet with you at any of the following locations:
- RCC Main Office: 2801 Coho Street, Suite 301 (Madison)
- UW Campus Office: 333 East Campus Mall, Room 7901 (Madison)
- Edgewood Campus Office: 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Room Dominican 122 (Madison). Use Lakeside Entrance.
- Madison College Campus Office: 1701 Wright St, Room C1434 (Madison)
- For youth ages 12-18: Any school in Dane County OR RCC Main Office
To schedule: Call our helpline (608-251-7273) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Drop-In Support Group
WHO: Self-identified female survivors (non-students welcome)
WHEN: Every Wednesday, September 13-December 13 (EXCEPT November 22), 5:30-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lowell Center (610 Langdon St, check board in lobby for room)
Questions? Click here.
Survivors of Violence Support Group
RCC partners with our sister organization Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) to provide Survivors of Violence, a support group where survivors explore the intersections of sexual assault and domestic violence, and find support, healing, and growth. Please note that anyone who has experienced both types of violence is welcome, regardless of whether the experiences were linked/related or not.
WHO: Self-identified female survivors of both sexual violence and domestic violence
WHEN: Mondays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Call DAIS at 608-251-4445 for more information on access and to sign up.
Childcare available; inquire when you call.
Edgewood Survivor Support Group
WHO: Self-identified female survivors (must be Edgewood student)
WHEN: Fridays, September 8-December 15 (EXCEPT September 29 & November 23), 1:00-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Edgewood College, Wellness Center (Dominican 114)
Individuals are welcome to drop in at any point during the semester.
Questions? Click here.
Men Moving Forward Support Group
RCC proudly co-sponsors this facilitated support group for male survivors. Men Moving Forward meets twice a month in Madison to work as a group on issues of physical, emotional, or sexual violence.
WHO: Self-identified male survivors (all orientations and identities welcome)
WHEN & WHERE: Contact [email protected] for more information on access.