• To provide a support service for women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted and/or sexually abused.
  • To provide support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • To train women as support workers able to meet the needs of the women who contact us by the provision of health and legal information and emotional support.Supporting women and girls
  • Facilitate a support group for women affected by sexual abuse.
  • To campaign in this area to improve legal, medical and care services for women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted and/or sexually abused.
  • To build up and maintain educative and informative material on subjects relating to rape, sexual assault/rape, and to make this information available to professionals, voluntary organisations and individuals, and to keep ourselves informed of media, research and developments in this area.
  • To promote increased awareness of the surrounding sexual violence and the situation of women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted/abused, to the general public and to others in specialised fields who work with, or provide services, for women and girls eg. health, education and social work services.
  • To develop training and educational opportunities on the issues surrounding rape and sexual assault/abuse aimed at teachers, social workers, etc.
  • To establish a group of co-ordinated contacts to further the aims of Western Isles Rape Crisis and to obtain help and support where needed through close contact with local government, health services and voluntary organisations.
  • To maintain and develop monitoring of the work carried out at the Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre.
  • To raise such monies through grant applications and fund-raising activities to enable the above aims.

 

Contact Details

Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre
74 Kenneth Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2DS

Telephone: Office: 01851 709965
Reg Scottish Charity: SC037062

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