Support groups can be a powerful healing resource, helping to mitigate the effects of sexual trauma. Through RVAP's support groups, participants can create connections in a safe space through a variety of activities and subjects.
Scheduled Support Groups
See desired group for more information and attendance instructions. If you're a person with a disability who requires an accommodation or a non-English speaker requiring interpretation services in order to participate, please contact RVAP in advance to arrange services.
Groups in Progress
Queer Art Healing Group
2nd Mondays every month
7:00 - 9:00 pm
at 108 River St., Iowa City, IA
Art is a great way to process emotions and trauma. Come create art with us! Participants will be shown new techniques and given prompts each week to work with. Whether you're a well-seasoned artist or certainly no Picasso, this group is for anyone interested in artistic healing. Art supplies will be provided, but people are
welcome to bring their own. Anyone can join at any time!
You are welcome to bring any craft project you want to work on. If you have artist's block, we also have a visual journal project that is facilitator led.
All people within the LGBTQIA community are welcome to join this group.
Tuesdays or Fridays, 6-8pm Virtually or In Person
If interested please contact Kayla Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kayla Dick in advance at email@example.com
Collage Healing Group
Last Tuesday of every month, 6-8 pm.
Participants will take pictures from magazines, the internet, or their own photos and build collages centering on healing related topics. Childcare will be provided to survivors with children if needed. participants can sign up by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brianna Wolfs in advance at email@example.com
To express interest in a group or be contacted when groups are scheduled, call 319.335.6000.
If you are a University of Iowa student click here to see WRAC's (Women's Resource & Action Center) support and discussion groups!