Welcome to RASA MERSEYSIDE
RASA is here for anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. We have particular experience in working with adults who have been sexually abused as children. We offer emotional support, counselling, advocacy and other services to help survivors in ways that work for them. We will also work with non-offending family and friends of survivors.
RASA advocacy (ISVA) specialists have all undergone additional training to perform this role.
We will listen without judgement. We will believe you without question. We are here to support you.
We offer support regardless of age or gender, and we work with both adults, and children from the age of three years. All our staff and volunteers are women, and we maintain women-only spaces within our service because we recognise that many survivors need these spaces to feel safe, begin to empower themselves and regain control of their lives.
RASA began supporting survivors in Merseyside in 1986, and since then we have supported many thousands of people from different backgrounds who have experienced sexual violence. We know that while there are patterns of common ground, every survivor’s experience is unique. We know that sexual violence has a deep and significant impact but we also know that people affected by sexual violence can overcome this impact and move on with their lives.
We are here to help you through this, towards recovery, wellbeing and independence.