Rape Crisis (Wycombe, Chiltern & South Bucks)

This charity supports female survivors of any form of sexual violence – rape, assault or child sexual abuse – whether historical, recent or current. It offers befriending, counselling face-to-face or on the phone, telephone support, support when going to the police/court/health appointments/form filling, regular self-help/support group meetings, support to non-abusing friends and family of the survivor, talks, training and support to other organisations.

The Foundation made a £5,000 pa grant for two years from October 2014 towards costs of the Independent Sexual Violence Advice (ISVA) service. The ISVA service offers trained support workers who work with multi-agency partnerships to help victims find the advice, advocacy and assistance they need from different agencies. It is a free, independent and open-ended service aiming to help women move from being victims of abuse, to survivors.