GINA is a social enterprise offering unparalleled opportunities for individuals subjected to sexual violence & abuse to: Grow, Inspire, Nurture and Achieve. when you support GINA, you help to create a future where individuals subjected to sexual trauma can thrive &live the life they desire.
GINA was established after our Founder, Lisa Thompson, discovered that her much loved grandmother, Nana Gina, was raped as a teenager & had kept this secret for nearly 70 years, only disclosing shortly before she died. Lisa named GINA after her Nana to leave a positive legacy for her & for other sexual violence & abuse survivors like her. Lisa vowed that GINA would create opportunities for survivors to Grow, Inspire, Nurture and Achieve, to encourage people to believe in themselves, their resourcefulness & their potential.
GINA provides immediate face-to-face and/or telephone counselling (contrasting lengthy waiting lists associated with organisations providing free support), with support offered by our GINA counsellors, who are specialists in the field of sexual trauma, violence & abuse. There is no equivalent UK private, specialist, rape crisis organisation.
GINA is RSVP’s sister organisation, a Birmingham-based charity providing free sexual abuse services. All GINA profits are donated to RSVP to help fund free support services for survivors who need them.