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Ongoing Care

Healing after a sexual assault can be a complex process. Everyone has their own way of coping, but it is important to note that some feelings and thoughts after an assault are common and many survivors share them. Feelings and thoughts about sexual assault can bother you even if it happened a long time ago. Call our 24/7, confidential hotline at (843)-745-0144 and speak to an advocate to receive support and additional information about ongoing care and support groups.

 

 

Cuidado Continuo

Recuperarse y sanar después de un agresión sexual puede ser un proceso complejo. Cada persona tiene su propia forma de sobrellevar una experiencia traumática, pero es importante resaltar que los sobrevivientes de agresiones sexuales, comparten muchos sentimientos y pensamientos similares después de que han sido agredidos sexualmente. Los sentimientos y pensamientos sobre una agresión sexual pueden molestar y hacer daño al sobreviviente, incluso mucho tiempo después de la agresión. Llámanos a nuestra línea de ayuda disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana al número de teléfono (843)-745-0144 y hable con un asesor para recibir apoyo e información adicional.


Support Groups

PAR offers several support groups, all of which are free and confidential. Support groups are a great way to connect with other survivors and those affected by sexual assault. In a support group, you can share experiences, engage in discussions, and receive support in a safe, facilitated settings. All of our groups are mixed gender, and support group attendees are welcome to share as much or as little as they want.

To learn more about support groups or to complete an intake to attend, call the PAR Office at 843-577-9882 or send Leigh an email at FollowUp@PeopleAgainstRape.org.

 

Support Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault: Meets on the first Tuesday of every month in North Charleston and the third Tuesday of every month in downtown Charleston. This group is for survivors who were sexually assaulted as an adult.

Support Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in downtown Charleston. This group is designed for those who were sexually abused under the age of 18 and are now 18 or older.

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault Experiencing Homelessness: Meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at All of Us, located at 529 Meeting Street. This group is for survivors of sexual assault experiencing homelessness. 

Healing Arts Support Group: Meets on the second Monday of every month at the Charleston County Public Library. This group will explore healing after a sexual assault through artistic and expressive means such as painting and yoga.

Support Group for Loved Ones of Survivors of Sexual Assault: Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month in downtown Charleston. This group is specifically for partners, parents, and friends of survivors to share their experiences and learn about how to support their loved one after a sexual assault.

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault at the College of Charleston: Meeting times for this group change each semester. For this semester’s meeting time, contact the Cougar Counseling Center at (843) 953-5640. This group is specifically for survivors of sexual assault who are also students at the College of Charleston.

 

All support groups are free and confidential. To find out more about a support group and to complete an intake to attend, call the PAR Office at 843-577-9882 or send Leigh an email at FollowUp@PeopleAgainstRape.org.


Working with Law Enforcement

The criminal justice process can bring up a lot of emotions for survivors. A PAR staff member can be with you through the process of working with the police and the court system.

Feel free to call our 24/7, confidential hotline at (843)-745-0144 to speak to an advocate about reactions and feelings you are experiencing, or to ask for a staff member to accompany you to  court or a police department.

 

 

Trabajando con las fuerzas del orden público

El proceso de justicia penal puede conllevar mucha emociones a los sobrevivientes. Un miembro de PAR puede estar contigo a través del proceso de colaborar con la policía y el sistema judicial.

Si lo desea llame a nuestra línea de ayuda disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana al teléfono (843)-745-0144. Podrá hablar con una asesora o asesor sobre los sentimiento y reacciones que estás experimentando, o pedir que un miembro de PAR le acompañe al corte o la departamento de policía.