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Support Groups Offered at RCASA

In Therapy on June 14, 2012 at 11:22 am


RCASA offers a variety of support groups for survivors of sexual violence. Click on the links below to learn more about each group.


Teen Support Group

Walk-in Informational Group

Women’s Group


If you are interested in any of these groups or are in need of any of our services please call our office Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM at 540-371-6771 or our hotline (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year) at 540-371-1666.


Join the RCASA team, positions available

In Employment on May 23, 2012 at 8:56 am


Join Our Team      
We are seeking individuals dedicated to human rights and who is willing to work tirelessly to grow our organization and inspire the next leaders of the movement to end sexual violence.  The hours will be long, the rewards will be tremendous – but so will the challenges. Your work ethic should be above and beyond, and the words “figure it out” should sound like an exciting challenge to you.  You’ll need to work well both independently and collaboratively, across a large and diverse area and you’ll need to be ok with doing everything from cleaning the office to giving a presentation.  All personnel collect data, meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines, and are able to navigate both small and large projects.  Your success in this agency will be integral to the success of the organization, and you will work closely with the team to serve our community with excellence and integrity. 

Download Application  and email to  jobs@rcasa.org  

Current positions open:

Case Management/Counseling Coordinator –  

Full-time or two part-time postions.  Preferences include: Masters degree, licensed or licensed-eligible in the state of Virginia, art therapy degree, bi-lingual Spanish/English.  Experience working in rape crisis centers or with survivors of sexually violent crimes and abuse.  This position will require flexibility to organize SART’s, manage interns, and provide direct victim services.

Crisis Responders/Advocates (Intervention Services) – day, weekend and overnight shifts are available.  Bi-lingual Spanish/English needed.  This position pays on a split rate, one for being on-call and one for responding to a hotline call or hospital accompaniment.  Bachelors degree and 2 years experience on a rape crisis hotline preferred. Associates degree or Bachelors degree in process required.

RCASA is an equal opportunity employer.  All personnel employed or volunteering for the agency are required to have reliable transportation available during your work schedule, reliable cellular service, be willing to work variable hours and stay on projects until completed.  All applicants must complete pre-employment back-ground checks and drug testing.  RCASA serves a diverse community and hires a diverse workforce.  RCASA does not discriminate due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression or any protected status.


Volunteer Positions

to apply for a volunteer position, please download volunteer application.  Send in application.  You may attach resume if desired.  Email to  volunteer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it @rcasa.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Level III – Crisis Responder/Victim Advocates to provide support to the hotline and medical accompaniment program.   Bi-lingual in Spanish/English needed, Bachelor’s degree and experience in a rape crises center preferred.  Ability to work variable shifts: day, evening, weekends and holidays required.  Volunteers must complete an initial 40 hours training, participate in quarterly update trainings annually, and attend monthly volunteer meetings.  

Level II – Information and Resources Volunteers to provide support at community health fairs and events, general presentations, and fundraising events.  Volunteer experience in community relations preferred.  Volunteers must complete an initial 25 hours training, participate in quarterly update trainings annually and monthly volunteer meetings.

Level I – Office Volunteers to provide general help with mailings, presentation and outreach preparation, phone support, research, blogging, and other office duties.  Experience in office support services preferred.  Volunteers must complete 10 hours of initial training, participate in quarterly update trainings annually, and attend monthly volunteer meetings. 

Call for Papers for Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

In Events, Professional Training on February 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

On April 20th, RCASA in collaboration with the Child Advocacy Taskforce will host it’s first annual Teal Ribbon Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.  This conference will have a prevention track hosted by the Child Advocacy Taskforce and a clinical track hosted by the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault.   See attached submission form to apply to present.  Check back for more details.

application to present:  form

For questions on presenting, email counseling@rcasa.org  and contact Megan Jaquith 540-371-5502

For questions on having a booth, email outreach@rcasa.org and contact Robin Mantari 540-371-6771

Thursday Therapy: Teen Support Group and Women’s Support Group

In Therapy on November 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

RCASA is continuing to offer a support group for girls ages 12-17 that have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives.  The group is an hour each Monday from 5pm-6pm, any interested person needs to call 540-371-5502 and complete an intake before arrival.  The groups are free of charge, however it is helpful for facilitators to know about each participant before arrival.  In January 2011, we will offer an eight week, closed group for girls ages 15-17 and a separate group for younger teens ages 11-14.

An eight week women’s group for survivors of sexual violence started on Monday November 15th, 2010 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  It is not yet closed at this time and any interested women should call 540-371-5502 to complete an intake before arrival.

Therapy Thursday: New Support Groups and Workshops at RCASA

In Sexual Assault Awareness, Therapy on July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Summer seems to be in full swing but we are still working hard here at RCASA to provide the community with Support and Information related to Sexual Violence and the issues that can arise after a traumatic event.

On Thursday July 29th RCASA will be launching  new groups for the community. All groups and Workshops are FREE!

The first is an Educational Group focusing on Sexual Violence Advocacy.  The purpose will be to provide basic information about Sexual Violence and services in the community that Victims may utilize. This group will occur on the 2nd and 4th thursday of each month. The first meeting, Thursday July 29th, will focus on the services we offer here at RCASA. Anyone interested can contact our office at 757.371.6771 for detailed information about the time and future meeting dates.

The second new group we will be offering is a Healthy Relationships Workshop for Young Women. The group is for young women 14 to 18 years old. It is an interactive workshop that will help young women learn about and identify healthy vs unhealthy relathipships as well as understand the warning signs for abusive relatinships. The workshop will be held over two sessions; July 29th from 1pm to 330 pm, and July 30th from 4pm to 630pm. Light refresments will be offered. Please RVSP to Stephanie Lane 540.371.6771  if you or your teen would like to attend.

We will be offering another Workshop in August for Young Women, focusing on Risk Reduction and Identifying Coersion. The group is  for young women 14 to 18 years old and will be in an interactive format. The workshop will be held over two sessions; August 12th from 1pm to 330 pm, and August 13th from 4pm to 630pm. Light refresments will be offered. Please RVSP to Stephanie Lane 540.371.6771  if you or your teen would like to attend.

We will Continue to offer the following Weekly Support Groups:

Womens Stabilization Group: Women 18 and older, Monday’s 630- 730pm

Secondary Survivors Group: Family or Spouse of Assult or Abuse Survivors, Sundays 3pm-4pm

RCASA is Located at 2601 Princess Anne Street  Suite 102, Fredericksburg 22401. Main Office Phone:540.371.6771. Counseling Office Phone 540.371.5502.

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