Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge this year to raise over £10,000 in one week to fund projects that will help manage the impact of sexual violence and abuse on victims and survivors.
Statistically one in four girls and one in six boys will experience childhood sexual abuse. One in five women over the age of 16 experience some form of sexual violence.
Every year the charity supports thousands of adults and children in the local area impacted by sexual violence and abuse through specialist advocacy, counselling and psychotherapy, training, and prevention services.
The demand for CRASAC’s services continues to rise and far exceeds their capacity to deliver them. In the last five years the number of people waiting to access support has increased by 350% while funding has decreased in the same period.
To manage the impact of this, CRASAC will be implementing a series of pre-therapeutic intervention workshops for victims and survivors waiting to access the charity’s specialist support.
Natalie Thompson, CEO of CRASAC said:
“There are now 550 people on our waiting list with many people having to wait up to 18 months to access our services.
“This project will provide the tools, support, and coping strategies to help overcome the state of limbo that survivors find themselves in while they wait to get the specialist help they so desperately need.
“We are looking to raise £10,000 in order to access an additional £10,000 in the matching pot to support this project. This means that any donations received between Tuesday 29th November and Tuesday 6th December will be doubled.”
One donation TWICE the impact
Save the date and visit our campaign page on theBigGive.org.uk to make a donation from 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 29th November until Tuesday 6th December at 12pm. Every donation made via the campaign page during this time will be doubled.