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 and 4th Mondays
7:00 - 9:00 pm
At RVAP Iowa City Office
108 River St.

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.


Creativity and Connection

Every other Thursday starting 1/16/2020 (1/16/20, 1/30/20, 2/13/20, 2/27/20, 3/12/20, 3/26/20, 4/9/20, 4/23/20, 5/7/20).
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
RVAP Iowa City Office
108 River Street

A counseling group for survivors of sexual assault.  We meet every other Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM starting 1/16/2020 at RVAP Iowa City Office. For more information contact: Emily D at or Katie at or call the office at 319-335-6001.


Future Groups

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!