Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre04/12/2009 ( 0.34 seconds)
Historically, Rape Crisis Centres were mainly staffed by volunteers offering a rich tapestry of skills, experience and support to survivors. In recognition of all the invaluable support offered over the 30 years we aim to protect the ethos of welcoming volunteers into the work of all rape crisis centres in Scotland. Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre aims to provide a safe, non-threatening environment where women and girls can talk freely and in confidence. We offer face to face and helpline support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, within a women only space. We also provide support / information via the helpline to male survivors, family members, local workers and colleagues. The new centre will provide the opportunity and support to empower women / young girls to reclaim control of their lives. We aim to develop an education & awareness programme which will directly address prejudicial attitudes towards female survivors of sexual violence.