Women's Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Help us provide safe, therapeutic spaces for women and girls affected by rape, sexual violence and child sexual exploitation.

We did it!

On 10th Aug 2017 we successfully raised £9,475 with 155 supporters in 63 days

Did you know that one in five women aged 16-59 will experience some form of sexual violence at least once in their lifetime?  A sickening number. 

This abuse can have devastating short and long term consequences: mental health issues, physical illness, drug & alcohol dependency and social and economic deprivation to name but a few. 

A scene from the BBC Drama Three Girls which highlighted the plight of young women involved in the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal

For over 20 years, our charity, The Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRSAC), has been supporting women and girls throughout Cornwall.  Our emergency helplines, face to face support, group therapy and body work programmes have helped thousands heal and move forward with their lives following the trauma of abuse.

Despite the necessary and invaluable work we do, we're facing huge challenges in 2017 as never before.  At the same time as struggling with funding cuts, a compulsory relocation into a new building has left us with very limited space in which to support the growing number of women and girls who desperately need our help. 

To overcome this and give women and girls the safe, confidential environment they both need and deserve, we have embarked upon an ambitious project to build a timber structure on site which will provide 4 individual counselling/therapy rooms and a larger group therapy room.

What the therapy building will look like

Design by Iglu, Cornwall

We are appealing to you for YOUR help with this bold initiative which will provide the right and proper environment for women & girls to receive the help and support necessary in rebuilding their lives.

We have received support from local and national grant-making trusts to initiate the project but need a minimum of £20,000 to complete the work.

Any donation, no matter how large or small, would be so gratefully received.   If money is tight right now, you can still help by forwarding the link to this page to as many individuals or organisations as you know and/or like it on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WRSAC

In return, your name will be included in a permanent artwork in our new building.

Perhaps even better, is the reassurance that comes in knowing that the support you have given may have helped your daughter or grand-daughter, mother or wife, partner, sister, aunt, niece, friend or colleague to access the safe, confidential support we very much hope she will NEVER need ...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

For more information about The Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and the work we do go to www.wrsac.org.uk or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WRSAC


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