RASASC is an all woman professional and passionate service dedicated to the healing and empowerment of female survivors of any form of sexual violence and ending violence against women.
Set up in 1985, in Central Croydon, we now offer our services in Bexley, Southwark, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Greenwich and Kingston as well as Croydon. RASASC has been providing services to female survivors of sexual violence and today we offer play therapy to girls from age 4 and support for non-abusing parents, long term face to face therapy; group therapy; body therapies;An Advocacy service to support women who have reported these dreadful crimes to the police, or are thinking about doing so; we run the National Sexual Violence Helpline for Rape Crisis; an Outreach service supporting women and girls who are sex workers, ex-offenders and migrant women; Training and Prevention is vital to the work we do to offer training to professionals to be able to recognise someone who has suffered from sexual violence and optimum methods of supporting them, plus workshops in primary schools up to universities to help children and young people understand sexual violence, power and control andd gender and be able to speak out about it if anything happens to them.
All our staff, self employed workers and volunteers have successfully completed our accredited (OCN) sexual violence training to provide them with the skills and understanding of survivors and to use our Empowerment Model as a baseline of support to help survivors to recover from these heinous crimes.
Our work is supported by a professional team of Trustees with expertise in all areas that help the teams to provide a high quality, accountable and professional service for women.
No woman deserves to be abused but they do deserve the best possible service to help them recover.