The Rape and Abuse Line is a registered charity that offers a freephone, confidential helpline to persons who have survived rape or abuse however long ago the experiences were. We also offer support to the family or partner of the person who has been affected.
SAY Women is a voluntary organisation which offers safe and secure accommodation for young women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault and who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping those who have been affected by crime. The site provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.
The Women's Support Project is a voluntary organisation, which works against violence against women and children. We work on a broad range of issues including domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest. Key themes in our work have been:
1:highlighting links between different forms of male violence 2: promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children.
The approach of establishing specialised services in response to women's needs has continued in the Women's Support Project and we have been heavily involved in the establishment of two further Projects, Wise Women; a project which focuses on increasing women's confidence, and Routes Out of Prostitution; a project which supports women who are attempting to leave prostitution.
Part funded by Glasgow City Council the project has a staffing group of four and an active Management Committee of five. The Project has always encouraged services and organisations to recognise and listen to the needs of women and children who have experienced abuse.