The Queen's Award for voluntary serviceThe centre offers Free Confidential Counselling & Support to Women who have experienced any form of sexual violence

The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre C.I.O. (Darlington and County Durham) is a charity for women and is run by women!

We provide free, face-to-face counselling, telephone support, information and advice for ALL women and young girls aged 13 and over who have been raped, sexually abused or have suffered domestic abuse at any time in their life. We offer external training on a variety of topics relating to the damaging consequences of rape, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

We help to raise awareness of the impactof rape both locally and nationally as an affiliated member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales) Support.

Most importantly we are a service that is here for you so please get in touch if you want our help and support!

Latest News and Events

We are now recruiting volunteers for 2018. Can you help?

We are currently recruiting female volunteers for our training programme. When qualified you will offer telephone support to those who contact our helpline - we also have a small number of volunteer counsellor placements for those working towards Degree or Diploma qualification. ...
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Thank you isn't enough... I cannot put into words just how much you have changed my life around, I can now see light at the end of the tunnel

CREATED EQUALAdhering to Rape Crisis National Service Standards

Charity Number: 1164121