Due to a cut in statutory funding, CRASAC has had to make the difficult decision to close our counselling waiting list. From 1st February 2024 we will no longer be accepting referrals for new clients to our adult counselling service (age 13+).
This is not a decision that has been easy to make but we need to be able to work with significantly reduced funding to ensure the best possible service to our clients.
We are actively campaigning and seeking additional sources of funding to continue to provide the service.
As the only specialist service available in Coventry we realise this will come as a disappointment for many people. Your support is needed to ensure the survival of services like CRASAC in Coventry.
Our frontline specialist, independent and confidential services are for people of all ages, genders and faiths who have been impacted by any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. This includes online abuse and exploitation.
Information and advice
Call us on 024 7627 7777 Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3pm for advice and information on the specialist sexual violence support services available. Both self-referrals and professional referrals can be made this way or via our online referral forms.
If you have been recently assaulted you may wish to visit a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). There is no pressure to report to the police but the SARC will be able to take forensic evidence in case you wish to report at a later date.
Our services are not just for victims and survivors of sexual violence. We also provide specialist help to children conceived of rape, families, and those who have been indirectly affected by sexual abuse.
We have expertise in some of the specific fears and pressures which may be experienced by ethnic minorities and marginalised groups and provide an impartial, non-judgmental space for LGBTQ survivors. Interpreters can also be organised where English is not your first language.
Our safe and supportive environment can help you to overcome the effects on well-being, health and mental health, and regain the lost power and control as a result of sexual violence and abuse.
Rape Crisis England & Wales run a 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line on 0808 500 2222 for women and girls aged 16+ who have been impacted by sexual abuse, rape or any kind of sexual violence. There is also information on the Rape Crisis England & Wales website on where to get help if you are sexually assualted while overseas.
Women only safe space
CRASAC offers services to all genders at our specialist centre. However, we recognise that sexual violence is a gender-based crime that disproportionally affects women and girls – and that in order to heal from this, some women need a safe space to work through their trauma.
In addition to our gender neutral spaces we also provide a women-only safe space for those that need this.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
One to one specialist counselling delivered by experts in trauma informed therapy.
Crisis & Advocacy
Specialist crisis and advocacy service through our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).
Pre-Therapy & Transition Support
Additional support for clients waiting to start counselling and for those who need help to transition out of CRASAC’s main services.
Community Based Support
Our community outreach team provide inclusive and culturally sensitive support to groups and communities across the city to raise awareness of sexual violence and the support services available.