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Since 1989 we have provided support to survivors of sexual violence

We are here to listen, to believe you without judgement and can offer support and advice to victim-survivors, family members, friends and partners, as well as signposting and referring to other  appropriate services.

Our Helpline Support Service: 01484 450040

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View & download our self help guides

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About Us

KCRASAC is a feminist organisation; registered charity, No. 1013211.  We offer services by women, for women and girls who have experienced sexual/domestic violence.

Whist we focus on the needs of women and girls; we fully acknowledge that males experience sexual/domestic violence too and also run a project on specific days that provides a service for males.

KCRASAC identifies as a feminist organisation and we work within a feminist framework to redress the gender and structural inequities that limit the lives of women and girls.

KCRASAC is women led and women centred organisation providing a safe space where women can discuss their needs confidentially. KCRASAC offers services by women for women and girls.  We understand there are many benefits to providing women only space as this can impact on a woman’s well-being. An independent poll of 1,000 women across the UK found that 97% of those interviewed thought a female rape victim should have the choice of accessing a women-only support service, therefore we will continue to maintain our women only spaces.

Helpline

 

The helpline is operated by staff and volunteers who are trained in providing emotional listening support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. On the helpline we also offer signposting help and advice to those looking for other services. Our helpline is currently open Monday 11:30 – 5:30, Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30, Wednesday 11:30 – 6:30 and Friday 10 – 4.

Counselling

Referrals
Meetings
Sessions

Counselling can help you explore the difficulties you may be experiencing in a non-judgemental, understanding environment. A counsellor is there to help you to discover your own inner resources and allow you to look at things in a different way at your own pace.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor offers confidential advice and support to both females and males who have been the victims of sexual violence. They will help you come to terms with what has happened and explain the options available to you. One of the options include advice around reporting to the police, that’s only if you want to. We can also help you decide what other support you might need.

Volunteering Opportunities

KCRASAC relies on volunteers to ensure our helpline and other services are available for survivors. Volunteers do not require any previous training as we hold our own mandatory in-house training. If you are interested in volunteering for KCRASAC and supporting survivors please access our volunteering page by clicking learn more.

View & Download Our Self Help Guides

In our Self Help Guides we have included some sections about some feelings, thoughts and behaviours that survivors of abuse experience on a regular basis, which we hope you will find helpful.

Latest News from KCRASAC…

KCRASAC provides trusted and helpful news to help support survivors of sexual violence. Here you can also keep up to date with what the charity is doing!

Three Peaks Challenge

As we are a charity we rely on funding and donations to ensure our service continues. A low point for us last year meant that due to funding issues we were unable to continue our services and had to stop the waiting list for counselling as well as lose some of our...

Sexual Violence Awareness Week

The sexual violence and sexual abuse awareness week was between 4th-10th February 2019. As an organisation we wanted to take the opportunity to join in with other services to raise awareness and have a presence within the local area this week.We were at...

We Are Moving

Next week from the 4th of Feb we will be moving our KCRASAC office to another location in Huddersfield. As a small organisation, this is going to be a big move for us! We are saying goodbye to our old home; a building that has been home to our services for many years!...

Testimonials

“I have been trying for so many years to deal with what happened to me when I was 14 by myself. It was affecting my whole life. Getting counselling from the centre has changed everything. I feel happier than I have felt in years.”

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“You have started me on the journey to be ME again. The work you do here is so important. Thank you so much”

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“I have felt so down and overwhelmed for so long; and I don’t think I could have coped any longer without help from you.”

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“I felt really ashamed when I first came for counselling and blamed myself for the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. I now know it was not my fault. I feel stronger and am taking my control back for the first time in my life.”

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“I was alone, broken, scared and lost, as I finish my time with you I feel Free, awakened, enlightened and alive more me than I have ever been I am a survivor not a victim. Thank you”

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“Thank you for holding my hand, indescribable Thanks”

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“Thank you for providing the space & opportunity to explore challenging issues. The variety of techniques have been an invaluable resource to occasionally breakthrough my some times impenetrable defence mechanisms. I wish the centre good luck as you continue to offer vital support with thanks ”

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“Thank you so much during my time with you I have felt more focused and able to control my emotions much easier, I have felt comfortable from the get go and the sessions have helped me recognise the guilt and stress is not mine to hang on to. I’m feeling more positive now thank you so much”

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“You came in to my life when I really needed you, Thank you”

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“I shall keep getting stronger and I promise myself not to look back. Thank you for all your support. I will miss you.”

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“Thank you, I feel so much more confident about my future. I wish it was possible for all women who needed a service like this to  receive it.”

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“Thank you for all your help and advise. I would not have got through it without your support. The support from KRASACC has changed my life”

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“Thank you for all your help and advise. I would not have got through it without your support. The support from KRASACC has changed my life”

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“Thank you for your support, it has made a huge difference to my life. Thank you I feel so much more positive now”

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“Thank you for your support, it has made a huge difference to my life. Thank you I feel so much more positive now”

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“Thank you, you helped me understand my issues, and strategies to cope with them.”

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“Nobody judged me and I could be open about my feelings”

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“I no longer feel alone and able to control my feelings with techniques I have learned”

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“I can now identify triggers and stay more calm and put things into perspective a lot more”

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“You have somehow given me the strength and courage to pull myself out of the dark hole”

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“My desperate cry for help was answered your service is invaluable you were my lifeline”

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“Your support and care has taken a lot of worries away and I feel I can now move on and be a better me”

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“I will miss my sessions i’m now a stronger person with all your help can not thank you enough”

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You are fabulous I am a lot happier and I don’t think about the past anymore”

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“My anxiety levels have dropped so much and I feel comfortable in my own skin”

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“The helpline helped me so much between sessions your service is amazing”

KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @WestYorksOPCC: White Ribbon UK are next - speaking about their work to tackle sexual, domestic and "honour" based abuse as well as incr… 2 days ago
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KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @KatieRussell20: This is a great step forward for @RapeCrisisEandW & other campaigners. Let's just hope now the review has the depth & b… 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @centreWJ: #IWD2019 Survivors of sexual violence have the right to access independent specialist support services as soon as the need th… 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @KatieRussell20: Ee, that were reet good. Thank you, Sisters. #NeverForgotten #MWR12yrs #WhyWeRise #MWR2019 @MillionWomen https://t.co/G 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @womensaid: It was brilliant to see so many women come together at the Million Women Rise march! Thank you to everyone who came and supp… 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @EVAWuk: Over 130,000 have signed the petition letting @theresa_may know we think survivors of rape should get counselling when and wher… 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @Shipley_College: As part of their @firstgive project, our students met with Amanda from @krasacc, a voluntary sector charitable organis… 1 week ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc IWD 2019 excellent event at Huddersfield town hall inspirational women 2 weeks ago
KCRASAC KCRASAC @krasacc RT @ukhomeoffice: Today we’re publishing a refreshed strategy that will help us tackle all forms of violence against women and girls, inclu… 2 weeks ago
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