Empowerment

At SRASAC we seek to enable all survivors of rape and sexual abuse to become empowered to live the lives they want to live. We support women, men and children who have been victims of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of at what stage in their the abuse happened to them.  Your donation will help to provide specialist therapeutic counselling, Helpline support and Specialist Independent Violence Advisor (ISVA) support to all survivors in Sheffield, to help them through their journey of recovery.  

“Counselling at SRASAC has helped me re-frame my thoughts and feelings centred around the sexual abuse. Counselling made me move the ownership of the abuse from myself to the perpetrator”.
- former counselling client

Don't blame the victim!

We believe that perpetrators choose to rape and that it CAN be prevented.  Victim blaming is a barrier to many victims coming forward to report rape or seek support.  At SRASAC we speak out and challenge the myths and stereotypes that exist around sexual violence.  Please donate to help us continue to campaign to end sexual violence against all women, men and children.

3,000 Helpline calls every week

Last year Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales had 163,000 calls to their Helplines; that's over 3,000 every week.  Our Helpline is staffed by volunteer women who have completed a 10-week in-house training programme.  Following training and assessment they receive continuous supervision and support.  Your donation can help to pay for a Helpline Volunteer training programme and for their ongoing support and mentoring.

" I feel I can actually live without that secret and that massive horrible burden. I want to get it out" Andy Woodward

“ I feel I can actually live without that secret and that massive horrible burden. I want to get it out”
— Andy Woodward, forner SHeffield United and Bury footballer

For many women, men and children who have been victims of Rape or Sexual Abuse,  the call they make to us is the first time they have ever spoken about the abuse.  It is vital for their recovery that they are believed and supported through their journey of recovery.  At SRASAC we understand how hard it is to have the courage to seek support.  Please donate to help us continue to support victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse in Sheffield who have taken that brave step forward.  You can text to donate £5 or £10 by texting SHEF16 followed by your donation amount ( eg £10 ) to 70070 or click on the one of the buttons below.

Our Helpline provides a Valuable Listening Service

Helpline 

Our Helpline is staffed by fully trained volunteers who provide confidential telephone support. We provide a FREEPHONE number 0808 812 0013 for all survivors of abuse, at any time in their lives, to call to get listening support and access to Counselling and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA ) support.  You can text a £5 0r £10 donation by texting HEF16 followed by yourdonation amount ( £5 or £10 ) to 70070 or click on the one of the buttons below.

The helpline volunteer I spoke to on a couple of occasions was very reassuring, spoke to me with patience and understanding and helped to calm my nerves.

— Helpline caller