Offering practical and emotional support for anyone affected by sexual violence, Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) work to empower people to find their own way of living: To thrive – not to just survive.
Whilst GRASAC supports all survivors of rape and sexual violence, we recognise that sexual violence is gender-based abuse, suffered in the main by women and girls, we therefore offer a women-only space in our Gloucester centre.
“I am not what happened to me,
I am who I choose to become.”
To relieve the distress of anyone within the Gloucestershire area who has experienced any form of sexual violence.
To educate the public about the nature
of sexual violence and its repercussions.
How GRASAC started…
Founded in 1984, by a group of women volunteers determined to support fellow women and girls in Gloucestershire who had experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse. In 2014 Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre became a registered charity.
In 2024 we celebrate 40 years of empowering and supporting women and girls who have experienced rape and sexual abuse – at any time in their lives.
We continue to benefit from and depend on the support of our volunteers. As the only service dedicated to the aid and support of sexual violence survivors in the Gloucestershire area, of all genders, GRASAC has grown considerably in response to the growing need, for women and girls in particular.