Heroes

An 11-week support group for victims of child sexual abuse, ages 5-11. Heros focuses on self-esteem building, creating appropriate boundaries, and offering a safe space for children to share and be supported in a positive way.

Teen Group

An 8-week support group for teens 13-17 who are survivors of child sexual abuse. Teen group focuses on self-esteem building; healthy relationships, gaining a sense of community and skills for growth, and helping teens access their own strength and courage to claim a healthy and positive future.

Caregiver support group

An 8-week support group offered to all parents and caregivers of children and teens who have experienced sexual abuse. This group educates, supports, and empowers the non-offending caregiver in order for them to have the skills and knowledge to help their children heal from their abusive experiences.

Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

An 8-week support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This group is a processing group, which means it is a place for survivors to have an opportunity to share their stories, shares their challenges, process how their abuse has affected them, relate and connect, and offer insight and support to others.

Adult survivors of sexual assault

An 8-week support group for survivors of sexual assault. It is a place for survivors to have an opportunity to share their stories, share their challenges, process how their abuse has affected them, relate and connect, and offer insight and support to others.

Adult Caregiver Group 

An 8-week support group offered to all parents and caregivers of adult survivors. This group educates, supports, and empowers the non-offending caregiver in order for them to have the skills and knowledge to help their family member heal from their trauma.

 

LGBTQ Groups

Teens

An 8-week support group for teens 13-17 who identify as LGBTQ and are survivors of child sexual abuse. This group addresses healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse, while holding an LGBTQ focus in discussions to healthy relationships, sexuality development, and finding safety and support in community.  The purpose of this group is to create a sense of safety and support in coming out in a group as both a survivor and as LGBTQ.

Adults

An 8-week support group for adult survivors of sexual violence. The Adult LGBTQ group is for adult survivors who have experienced sexual violence at any age in their life, while focusing conversations regarding relationships and sexuality on LGBTQ identities. The purpose of this group is to create a sense of safety and support in coming out in a group as both a survivor and as LGBTQ.

Parents

An 8-week support group for parents of LGBTQ children of any age that have experienced sexual violence. Within this group, participants are able to develop skills to support their child. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive support about healing, being secondary survivors, and parenting their LGBTQ children.

LGBTQ People of Color

An 8-week support group is for all survivors that identify as both LGBTQ and a person of color. This group focuses on healing as a survivor of sexual violence and addressing specifics to intersectional identities. This means that this group provides a space for survivors to address healing within their lived experiences regarding race, gender, and sexual orientation.

All LGBTQ groups are open to all genders and sexual orientation identities.

These groups and more are offered at times when The Cottage has the client base to support these groups. If you have any questions and would like to learn about the groups listed here or additional support groups, please contact Mary Dulong at mary@northgeorgiacottage.org or 706-546-1133 ext. 226.

To join a support group or to learn more, contact The Cottage by calling our Crisis Hotline.