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

'Recovery Toolkit' - New Group programme!

The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week course, which aims to provide you with all the knowledge you need to recover from the effects of living with domestic abuse. The course will begin again in September 2018 please contact us if you would like to know more about this course. We will be running a second programme in February 2019. For more information see our Services section....
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You saved my life... I cannot thank you enough for the help you have given me. I feel I can now get on with my life...

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Charity Number: 1164121