Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
We offer confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Devon.
It doesn't matter if the abuse took place yesterday or twenty years ago, we are here to help. We are excellent listeners and we will always believe you.
Alongside our specialist support, which we are currently providing online or by phone, we are able to provide unbiased information on what your options and rights are and can help you make an informed decision about the next steps.
We really understand how difficult it can be to seek support - but getting in touch is the first step to coping with and recovering from what has happened to you.
COVID-19 update - August 2021
We have slowly begun to reopen our face to face specialist support service. Please be assured that we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the rooms we are using adhere to government guidance - and we will continue to monitor that guidance. The safety of our service users, staff and volunteers is our top priority and we are doing all we can to continue providing services to all. We will carry on offering telephone and online support alongside face to face services.
If you'd like to talk to us about receiving support from our service, please call our office number of 01392 208756 or email email@example.com. This is not our helpline number.
Our confidential and anonymous helpline and email support services are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6pm to 9pm. If you call us outside of these times you can leave a message, your name and a safe contact number and we will call you back in the next helpline session. The number is 01392 204174 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When our helpline is closed you can call the National Rape Crisis Freephone Helpline on 0808 802 9999
The National Helpline is provided by Rape Crisis South London and offers confidential emotional support, information and referral details.
It is open between 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30 every day of the year (except Christmas day and New Years day).
Make a Referral
We accept self referrals and referrals on behalf of people you know to our services.
Telephone helpline, anonymous e-mail and direct support, EMDR and Group Work.
How We Can Help
Confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Devon.
We believe nobody should have to cope with rape or sexual abuse alone.
Our support is for survivors of rape and / or sexual abuse aged 13 and over. We also offer limited support to the families, friends and partners of those affected by sexual violence.
What our service users say?
I can sleep without fear (can't remember the last time I was too scared to sleep for nightmares, doesn't happen anymore!) - I have ways to manage my intrusive thoughts and I feel much less afraid.
Fantastic service- patient and attentive to needs. Have experienced counselling in the past and felt like I was being processed rather than respected as an individual.
More personal confidence and emotional stability. People noticing I am brighter, more cheerful and optimistic. Able to make strides towards bettering myself and my future.