Provides independent, specialist support to victims and survivors of any kind of sexual violence. They work with adult women and men, young people (aged 13-19) and children aged 12 and under from across mid and north Essex.

The services they provide include:

*Play therapy for children of 12 and under and support for their families

*Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) support through the criminal justice process

*Advocacy services including advice and support around benefits, housing issues and health appointments

*A women-only social group with creative and holistic activities

They provide their services from their head office in Colchester and from outreach premises in Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea and Great Dunmow.

Services for women can be provided in a women-only environment on request.

They also provide workshops and training on sexual violence for professionals, schools and other agencies.

THE SERVICES THEY OFFER

  • 1-2-1 Counselling
  • Advice and support
  • Referrals (GP
  • Housing or Specialist Services)
  • Child support
  • Group therapy/activities
  • Drop-in services

THEY CAN HELP WITH

  • Financial abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional & Psychological abuse
  • Sexual abuse & Rape
  • FGM (female genital mutilation)
  • Child abuse

ADDRESS

Colchester & surrounding areas

PHONE

01206 769795

EMAIL

info@caraessex.org.uk

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