RASA is here for anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. We offer emotional support, counselling, advice and other services to help survivors in ways that work for them.
When you contact RASA you will speak to a woman who is expertly qualified and highly experienced. Our staff and volunteers are all qualified counsellors, and have specialist training and experience in supporting survivors of sexual violence. Our 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 sex or gender, and we work with 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 in that time 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 person’s experience is unique. We know that sexual violence has deep and significant impacts on survivors, but we also know that people affected by sexual violence can overcome these and move on with their lives.
We are here to help you through this, towards recovery, wellbeing and independence.