NORTH CAROLINA’A FIRST ARakeigh-Durham Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

North Carolina’s First ASCA℠ Support Group

“It was NOT your fault!”  “You are not alone!”

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Note: The Raleigh-Durham ASCA peer support group meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, now only on Zoom. Join us via MeatUp.com RDU Adult Survivors of Child Abuse  Email: rduasca@gmail.com

 Raleigh-Durham ASCA is affiliated with the international self-help organization, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse-ASCA℠. The ASCA  21 Step “Survivor to Thriver” program is designed specifically for the recovery of adult survivors of childhood physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse and neglect.  

ASCA-Raleigh (now RDU ASCA)  began meeting in October 2009 as the first ASCA℠ support group in North Carolina. Our warm and welcoming meetings offer adult child abuse survivors the opportunity to speak about experiences with other abuse survivors in a safe, anonymous, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment:

  • Peer support group, led by volunteer fellow survivors
  • Meetings follow theASCA℠ 21 Step recovery program
  • Anonymous- only first names are used
  • No religious affiliation
  • Free 21 Step ASCA℠ guide provided online
  • Complete Survivor to Thriver manual online
  • Donations optional (but appreciated for website, MeetUp costs etc.)
  • To join our local MeetUp Group, go to “RDU Adult Survivors of Child Abuse” at meetup.com
  • For other free resources for recovery from child abuse, visit the National ASCAwebsite.
Important Disclaimer:

“Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA℠) is a community-based support group of peers. It is not a therapy group and the meeting facilitators do not serve in the capacity of professionally trained therapists. The ASCA℠ program should not be used as a substitute for professional care and services.

The Morris Center and your local ASCA group assume no responsibility for any damages, injuries or losses that occur as a result of participation in ASCA support groups. You should always consult a trained professional with any questions about your specific needs and concerns. Always know your own limitations and factor in your own good judgment and common sense. Your use of any material provided on The Morris Center web site or local ASCA web sites or participation in ASCA support groups constitute your acceptance of the terms of this disclaimer .”