24/7 support line:

Rape Crisis England & Wales

0808 500 2222

Admin line & email:

01452 305421

24/7 support line:

Rape Crisis England & Wales

0808 500 2222

About us

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.Β 

“I am not what happened to me,
I am who I choose to become.”

Our aims:

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.

Come back soon to see how our journey has evolved, and how we got to where we are today!

GRASAC on Instagram

Our lovely ISVA Hannah is raising money for us by running the London Marathon 😱
She'll be taking on this challenge on Sunday 21st April πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
We're in absolute AWE of you Hannah!
Please follow the link in bio to donate (if you can) to help Hannah, help us! 

#londonmarathon #gloucestershirecharity #localcharity #support
As a small charity, we're so reliant on donations to do the work we do in helping victim-survivors of sexual violence. 
We've set up an Amazon wish list for some of the items we use in our Phoenix group, the link to this is in our bio. If you're able to help in anyway we will be extremely grateful 🫢🏻
πŸ”₯ Exciting News! 🌟 We've spread our wings and started a new Phoenix Group journey this Tuesday! πŸŽ‰ We welcomed 8 incredible young girls and their amazing parents/carers. 🌈

This week was all about building connections, as we crafted our group agreement and delved into the world of arts and crafts. 🎨✨ The energy was contagious, and we're thrilled about the positive vibes that filled the room! πŸ€—

But that's not all! 🎁 We gifted each girl a special Self-Care Box, a personal haven they can add to over the upcoming weeks. Packed with our self-help guides, face masks, bubble bath, and more, these boxes are a reminder that self-love is an essential part of the journey. πŸ’–

Join us for the next 5 sessions where we'll explore empowering themes, tackle social media dynamics, and discuss coping mechanisms together. πŸš€ It's a journey of growth, friendship, and self-discovery. 🌺

#PhoenixGroup #EmpowermentJourney #BuildingConnections #CommunityLove #SelfCareMatters