Registration for Spring Groups is now closed.

Summer Session begins in August 2021

Healing In Community

Often times, healing in group spaces can bring a feeling of connection and empowerment. BAWAR is proud to offer three types of online groups via Zoom in 2021.

Skills Groups

Grupos de habilidades

Skills Groups focus on sharing and developing specific coping skills to further personal healing psychoeducation. Participants may have homework or practice certain activities (like mindfulness, self-soothing, or journaling) during a skills group. Group Facilitators bring a skill and teach that skill to the group.

Support Groups

Grupos de apoyo

Support Groups bring together people with something common with a goal of bringing peace of mind and support to others. Participants in a support group will be expected to share some part of their story with the group, while everyone else listens, without judgement. Group Facilitators interact with whomever is sharing and keep the group moving.

Therapy Groups

Grupos de terapia

Therapy groups are facilitated or co-facilitated by trained mental health professionals. These groups may focus on specific mental health symptoms or participants might share a specific diagnosis. Mental health professionals who facilitate therapy groups will encourage participants to process their feelings out loud during the group.

Spring 2021 Group Offerings (May – June) 

Survivors Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Anxiety is a therapy group facilitated by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). There are two separate sessions being held for this topic:

  • Mondays at 3pm for Adults 25 and over
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am for Youth ages 16-25

These groups are in English only and open to survivors of all genders and experience. 

Survivors of Campus Violence is a support group for adults of any age who have experienced sexual violence on an educational campus. The group facilitator is a former confidential advocate for a large local university system as well a certified sexual assault counselor. Issues related to navigating Title IX guidelines are also welcome. There are two separate sessions being held for this topic to support the most survivors:

  • Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Fridays at 1:30pm

Survivors who do Sex Work is a support group facilitated by a seasoned certified rape crisis counselor with years of experience supporting people who do sex work. This group will be completely in English and is open to adult survivors of all genders who also earn a living voluntarily doing sex work.

24-Hour Hotline in English and Español:  (510) 345-1056

Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Hours: M-F, 9am – 5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays)

Office: (510) 430-1298
Email: bawar@bawar.org