What we do
Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre offers practical and emotional support, in complete confidence, for women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse. Our objective is to empower women to find their own way of living for a future unconnected to their traumatic past, and to believe:
“I am not what happened to me, I am who I choose to become”
Our aims are to: relieve the emotional, psychological and/or physical distress of people (especially of women and girls) who have experienced sexual violence; and to educate the public about the nature of sexual violence and its impact.
Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre was founded in 1984 as a volunteer organisation. We continue to rely on volunteers to deliver our service. The service has grown considerably in recent years in response to the increased number of women and girls seeking response. We are the only dedicated support organisation in the county.